Thursday, October 1, 2009

We are going on SAFARI

The girls have a week off from school next week, mid-term, so we are taking a little trip and going on safari. We are hooked on safari's so each time we have a break we are exploring the different game reserves around us. Preferably the ones in malaria-free areas. I don't want to pump the kids full of malaria medication, so this time we are going to Nungubane Private game lodge in Limpopo province. Me and the girls have been in this huge game reserve already, in the beginning of this year when we went with my mom (maybe you remember, when we got attacked by the baboons). So we are going again, this time with Dirk. Same game reserve, different lodge. In January we were here.

Nungubane welcomes a maximum of ten guests in an atmosphere of intimate luxury. Guests are accommodated in spacious chalets, which command majestic views over the reserve from their individual decks.

Nungubane is known for the warmth of its welcome, the friendliness of its staff, and for its highly commended cuisine. Especially the cuisine I always look for! Lodge food is so superb, but some lodges are better than others. So I always choose the ones that mention their cuisine, because then I know it will be extra special!

The lodge is situated in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. Which is one of South Africa’s most prestigious game reserves consisting of 36 000 hectares of pristine bushveld bordering on the renowned Marakele National Park.

Welgevonden is an International Biosphere Area. And is committed to maintaining the diversity of plants and animals through the conservation of biological resources, development of environmentally sound economic growth and the support of research, monitoring, education and information exchange related to conservation. Vegetation within Welgevonden is classified as savannah i.e. wooded grasslands. The Savannah Biome is home to a diverse range of plant and animal life with over 5500 plants endemic to Southern Africa.

Sounds good or what? I can't wait to hop on that open jeep and start exploring the reserve. Looking into the eyes of an wild animal, be one with nature, get pampered at the lodge and get some adrenaline pumping through our bodies when indeed you are eye in eye with a huge elephant, buffalo, rhino, see a flock of zebra's or a journey of giraffes.... can't wait!

I will of course show you some pictures next week!

Enjoy your day!


Leah and Maya said...

HOw very exciting, yes malaria free sounds pretty good to me, took those for a while while living in Guatemala then hoped for the best. Have a great time it looks beautiful.

Wyndee said...

Oh how fun! I'm incredibly jealous of your lifestyle. Safaris in South Africa kind of make daily living in Kansas a little mundane. ;-) Have a great time!

Wendy said...

Sounds great and the lodge looks amazing. If I recall my "Just So" stories, Kipling says that the Limpopo River is grey-green and greasy. You'll have to let me know if that's true!

Ellie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Have a wonderful safari!!!

Sandie said...

Oh that looks like heaven!

rosemary said...

I'm so jealous of your safaris!! I can't wait to see pics!

Annie said...

I can't take it anymore! I want you to adopt me and I will come and go wherever you all go! These photos just have me fascinated and dreaming of far away places!!


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