I cannot recall the last time I blogged. By fate or destiny, I chanced upon this opportunity to revive this love of mine, all thanks to the encouragement from bestie Cyndi. So here I am, to start off, I shall share some adventures of my latest travel to South Africa- Safarimoon!
When we decided on our honeymoon destination to be South Africa, many friends were quite shocked and bewildered by our choice of destination #LOL Oh Well, my hubs is a cat lover and I always have soft spot for dogs and thus going to Safari is totally apt for animal lovers like us. Words can’t describe how EXCITED we were.
After some research, most of the Singapore tour groups for SA just did not appeal to us at all, thus after much deliberation, we decided to take up a tour package with a South African agency, Safari365. Not only does it fit our criteria of a free and easy holiday, our 10D9N Honeymoon was really well planned by them. To anyone who wants a trip to SA(South Africa), Safari365 is highly recommended, or you can just follow my itinerary.
Day 1: Be Enchanted by the majesty of Bush – Kapama Buffalo Camp Private Reserve
We both had a well-deserved rest on our Singapore Airline plane as the Auntie in me planned for a long time to accumulate enough miles for 2 Return Business class tickets. *pat on my shoulder*#LOL
When we touched down from Johannesburg, we took a domestic flight to Hoedspruit Airport. Our really small plane with black propellers landed in a “Bush area”.
It was an exciting 20minutes ride to the reserve and we got our first taste of de bush!
At Kapama, there are 3 different camps and we went for the Kapama Buffalo Camp. The Camp is set in Kapama Private Game Reserve which occupies 13000 hectares between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. Each of the 10 luxury canvas tents is set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank.
Indeed such a cosy nice place to rest! I did not expect the “canvas tents” to look so romantic
After settling happily in our tent, we head off for lunch and then to our first ever Game Drive of our Life!
Hubs insisted on taking a picture to show how “white” my face is. Yes, I “painted” my face full of my SPF130 sunblock.
And Guess what !!! We were so blessed, check out how up close and personal we got with the King Of Jungle. It’s amazing that we were less than 1m in distance. Yes, that’s how close we were! He is soooo cute! Reminds me of how lazy my puppy Butters is! Afterall lions are big cats, ain’t they?!
When we found them, the lion and lioness were a slight distance away from each other, a nice distance just enough for the lion to make sure his “mate” is within his sight. Our Safari Guide Jeffrey said they probably have mated a couple of times and are too tired, thus they are taking a break from each other. Having some me-time I reckon.
The way he sleeps reminds me of my puppy
Such a beauty!
And just when we thought the night drive has ended, our excitement reached to a whole new level!
Guide Jeffrey and his Tracker, stopped right in the middle of the wild bush and set this table for us to have a drink in the wilderness ! #gasp
It was definitely an amazing experience drinking whiskey in the wildernesses especially when the sun starts to set. Awesomeness I say!
So before I end off, let’s revisit what I learnt from Native African Jeffrey, his question was:
Which season do the animals in the bush drink the most water? Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?!
This Fun Fact will be revealed in my next post on Day 2: A Humble Reminder of Life Cycle