Paperbark Bush Retreat
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We arrived at Johannesburg airport after 11 hours overnight flight feeling a little tired but very excited. Will our guide was waiting with a smile and refreshments and he soon had us on our way to the African Bush and Paperbark Bush Retreat. We'd chosen Paperbark as its carbon neutral (something quite rare in Africa) and because it gave us access …
it's my boys birthday today!!! and he gets a couple of presents!!!!! ostrich computer duster amongst them! Shawn cooks a lovely breakfast and we are on the road early. OMG they have destroyed this place...We thought we were driving the 'Panorama Route' but it is covered in pine trees!!!! this is no Panorama route!!!! what is not pines has been burnt! this is criminal!!!! The ...
We all drive across from Johannesburg to the wedding hotel which is near Lydenburg.
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We will probably have hired a car by this point.
Matt will lend P a mountain bike, and M and N will either borrow or hire bikes too and we will go mountain biking around this area ...
... getting smacks at regular intervals but not giving up until I think he found a spot he couldn't get past (finally). I only hoped he wasn't waiting for us further down stream! We would have to deal with him on our return.
We bush bashed a fair bit, saw the rock paintings (I will put up a photo in a previous entry that I took on my first visit there when I can...) and I described the scene and the different animals in it.
We moved uphill ...
... top and look out of the collar. It’s good but they’ve stretched one of my favourite tops and also had a poo explosion on it as well. (Luckily not inside the top!) They’ve now met the horses (bearable but they aren’t fans whereas the horses are yet again getting closer to me), Rusty the warthog (they don’t like him but are intrigued none the less), stink bugs, wasps, they saw baboon (but there was no ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking