Sheppard Boutique Hotel
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... more popular? Which one might have the best party scene? I was overwhelmed and stressed over something so simple. I stepped back and returned to the original option that was calling to me, and booked it. What a wave of relief! It was so much simpler to just accept what was presented to me. But that’s not all, because if it wasn’t for that decision, we may have gotten into a bit of trouble down the road; ...
... but it was all those things and more. We had to do some serious rock hopping; clambering in a steep, narrow ravine; scaling an eighty foot hanging ladder to reach the spot where we could look down into the rushing waters. The footpaths into the Drakensberg are reminiscent of Middle Earth, from "The Lord of the Rings." Although Tolkien left South Africa when he was very young, some scholars insist this area inspired his imagination. It is ...
... run into the gauntlet and let off their own whilst dodging passing rockets (most not making it off the ground before exploding). But no one seems that bothered that they are in a war zone with rockets shooting at their faces, and in fact seem to enjoy the whole spectacle. To save our faces we walked 50m down the hill and sat on some big boulders by the sea but after an hour and a half and multiple fireworks exploding a few metres above our heads we decided ...
... one was the Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Rock. This man was the first head ranger of Kruger. His remains and those of his wife are entombed in a monument at the top of the kopje. Moving on toward the Skukuza Camp, we found a large male kudu and stopped to admire his horns which we were told loop back in a 180 degree circle for every 5-6 years of life. So we guessed he was about 7-8 years old.
At the Skuzuka Camp (one of the largest in the part with ...
... that's how the kitchens are set up but even that level of noise is subdued. No one has a television or plays a radio or other audio device. Cell service is actually strong but we never hear anyone talking. So outside, you hear crickets and other night creatures (sorry, no lions roaring). Inside, you hear nearly nothing (including mechanical sounds other than the combo A/C and heater unit. It's amazing how quiet it can be when the human-made sounds are removed!
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