So the trip involved flying to Johanesburg, then we got a small internal flight to the airport near the game reserve. I can’t remember the airports name but needless to say it was basically a strip of mud and grass to land on. It was right next to the entrance of the game reserve and going through the gates into the park was just like the intro to Jurassic Park.
So we spent a wonderful 3 days and nights enjoying the wildlife, the highlight being this fella here…..
We also got up really early, after a massive session on the local beer, to experience a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the game reserve. If you were like me, and have never flied in a hot air balloon, I would have to say that it is one of the most amazing feelings you can have.
It is just so quiet and calm, floating along in nothing more than an oversize picnic basket.
The picture does not really do it justice at all…..
The second part of the trip was in Cape Town.
So we got a flight from J’burg down to the Cape and stayed in an incredible hotel right on the edge of the ocean. We had our breakfast on a balcony restaurant within the hotel, and the setting was really beautiful. There was quite a hectic schedule covering 3 days and we were able to go up table mountain, see some African penguins, travel all the way down to the southern tip of Africa on the Cape.
We ate in some fantastic restaurants, we had an African drumming experience in a restaurant. All in all a very good time was had.
What a great way to start a blog. Awesome memories.