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Home again – part 8 – Bushwacking in a volcano! – #3

Posted on August 19, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We stopped at a hillside lookout point and while there my son-in-law spotted 2 male lions far off in the distance. A mad dash into the car and off in pursuit, but they were gone by the time we found their tracks. We headed to a nearby watering hole,           […]

Home again – part 7 – Bushwacking in a volcano! – #2

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We were up and on the road early the next morning as I wanted to get sunrise photos and what a stunning sunrise it was too! We were spoilt for choice as to where to look, especially once we were at the bird hide, the sun rising over the water was spectacular! The kids […]

Home again – part 6 – Bushwacking in a volcano! – #1

Posted on August 13, 2017 by Sioux under General

  A few days at home and then I headed off to the Pilansberg Game Reserve with my eldest daughter and her family. We were booked into Bakubang, a resort just inside the reserve. We had a lovely chalet which looked out into the bush and was the ideal setting to have some proper R&R […]

Home again – part 5 – R and R in the wilderness – #4

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Sioux under General

  On one of our drives through the reserve we turned a bend in the road and came face to face with a puff adder basking in the sun. We reversed back a bit so I could get out of the car to get photos; and in the process drove over another snake which had […]

Home again – part 4 – R and R in the wilderness #3

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We did a number of day drives into the reserve and also the surrounding area, one of them to look for a monument called ‘Kaal voet vrou’, (Barefoot woman) which I had found when in the area with my son, some 15 years previously. Thanks to roadside directional signs, we found it quite easily. […]

Home again – part 3 – R and R in the wilderness #2

Posted on August 4, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We were up early the next morning to try and catch the sunrise on the lake but the mountains blocked off too much of the early morning light. We did however find a young fisherman honing his fly fishing skills. It was extremely cold out, but the youngster was there, warmly wrapped up against […]

Home again – part 2 – R and R in the wilderness #1

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Paul had a birthday approaching and as I never know what to buy him, I decided a holiday would be perfect. I gave him 3 options and Kiara Lodge, near Clarens & Golden Gate National Park, was his choice.   Golden Gate National Park was proclaimed in 1963 and in 2004 it was announced […]

Home again – part 1 – into the bush!

Posted on July 29, 2017 by Sioux under General

  I arrived back in SA in the early afternoon and my eldest daughter fetched me from the airport. My two grandchildren were wide eyed with surprise when they saw me and I got loads of hugs and cuddles! I needed loads of those!   I had a week planned at Golden Gate National Reserve […]

Playtime at the funfair and conquering the frontiers of space!

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We visited the Magic Festival Village funfair but were very early and nothing much had opened yet, so my grandson had his choice of fun rides to go on. There were some really fun things for him to do!   All the walkways were decorated – some with leaves, others with lampshades, all very […]

Out and about in Doha

Posted on July 23, 2017 by Sioux under General

  I had long wanted to see the mangrove swamps but the area was flooded after recent heavy rains and we got no further than the entrance road way! The water was very murky and mucky looking, so we headed for Al Khor Park. One of Qatar’s largest and oldest parks, it covers an area […]