Today we head to PE to fetch Kyle and Sian, but first a quick breakfast stop in St Francis Bay.
The legendary giant burger at the Grass Roof can feed a family!
We head back down the coast to Tsitsikamma for a couple of nights at the Fernery Lodge. This spectacular lodge is perched above a waterfall and it overlooks the forest and the Indian Ocean. We top off the first night in the jacuzzi above the waterfall.
We start the morning with a 10km hike through the forest. We complete the day with a braai on our private deck. Views and views!
We all agree to jump Bloukrans bridge. None of us have ever bungeed, so let’s just start with the worlds’ highest!
We leave behind the Tsitsikamma forest and head up to the coast to Port Alfred.
Set in a spectacular and unique environment, Oceana offers a luxurious boutique hotel experience in a wildlife reserve overlooking the Indian Ocean with 7km of private beach. We booked into an Ocean suite with 180 degree views of the sea. We spot giraffe and bontebok from our deck and on last morning dolphins frolic in the surf.
The game drives are interesting as the game variety is limited, which means we learn a lot more about buck, antelope and bird life. We see loads of new babies, some just one day old. We also encounter our first black impalas.
The rate includes all meals and game drives. Exquisite five course cuisine meant we gained all the weight lost on the Otter trail.
Highly recommend the Oceana. Simply superb.
Inspired by nature and an uncomplicated lifestyle, Til Schweiger has created a place of pure relaxation. Here, the return to the essentials of life is celebrated with so much genuine passion that creates an atmosphere that could hardly be more relaxed.
With its soft colours the lodge breathes the nature-loving chic. White linen, coarse wood, a woven wicker basket characterise the rooms and give the lodge restrained charm and refreshing lightness at the same time. To feel completely relaxed is the top priority!
The elephant excursion at Barefoot Addo lodge was a spectacular experience. Duma, Thaba and Mukwe are three male Kruger rescues. Duma is the youngest, but the dominant male. He has a constant rumble deep in his chest, if you can’t see him you may mistake his rumble with a lions’s roar. Walking with this giant agile beast was life changing, you feel tiny in his presence. We spent two hours meandering the reserve learning about their natural habitat.