Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter weekend at Leopard Leap Lodge

We went to Limpopo for the weekend to celebrate Easter in the bush veld and we stayed at Leopard Leap Lodge were Maya and Jan were our hosts. Our friends Lene, Claus and their children Clara, Noah, Elliott and Friia joined us for the weekend.

A 4 hour drive and we were in the middle of nowhere, where a heaven of silence, beauty and nature waited for us. Time to camp, hangout by the campfire and make lunches and dinners around the fire pit.

The lodge

And the view on the look-out point

The view on the water hole and surroundings from the lodge

The 4 girls, Jasmine, Friia, Clara and Juliet in front of their own house, Hansel & Gretel

Having so much fun together!

We did some nature walks, safari drives, looking for animals foot steps, egg hunting, egg painting, but mostly just relaxed had some great food and drinks while the kids were exploring the wilds, enjoying their Hansel & Gretel house all to themselves.

Ready set go! To find the easter eggs, then divide it equally and color some easter eggs, what fun to have Easter weekend in the bush!

Beginning of our nature walk, full of energy with Maya leading us.

All the kids, except Friia, posing on a branch during our walk

Jasmine, Clara & Juliet relaxing on a tree trunk, they had such a good time together!

We saw many footprints

And found a beautiful feather

Being silly, from L to R: Clara, Friia, Juliet, Jasmine, Elliott and Noah.

Time for a snack and a drink, we made it!!

After the 2 hour walk mostly downhill, we were so glad that Jan picked us up to drive back to the lodge, instead of walking back!

A really fun weekend, with beautiful sunsets and gorgeous views over the wide open spread valleys and hills of the Waterberg mountains.

We saw some gorgeous sunsets

We made beer butt chickens on the braai, the most tender chicken roast you can imagine!! YUM YUM! There is a beer can shoved into the cavity of the chicken to keep it moist :-) Click for recipe HERE

Our braai area, which we used 24/7 to keep the chill at bay!

The tented camp where the Astrups stayed. There are 3 of these tents with each their own outdoor showers.

Last breakfast at Leopard Leap Lodge before we leave for the White Lion Breeding camp, more about that later. From L to R: Dirk, Lene, Claus and Elliott.

Thank You Maya & Jan for the wonderful weekend we had at your lodge!! We truly had a magnificent time and for sure we will be back! Your lodges and self catering tents are beautiful and we felt instantly at home by your hospitality!!
Mireille xx


Wendy said...

I need the beer butt chicken recipe!

Mireille said...

Click on the link on my previous post about this weekend, the one with the leaping leopard and it will direct you to the site. Otherwise just google beer butt chicken and you will find the recipe! Good luck, it is GREAT!!

Wendy said...

Can't wait to try it. It looks amazing!


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