Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
Luxury, in its purest form, transcends both the material and the sensual. It is a pannier for the soul, suspended quietly in space and time, high above life's familiar course. The joys of a bygone era await you at Royal Malewane, situated on a private reserve within the greater Kruger Area in South Africa. Accommodating a maximum of 20 guests in …
... and ready to leave again. The campsite was a lot better than I was expecting considering we were on the budget safari; a massive fire area with 2 separate dining tables, a massive cooking and pantry area and then tents with either stretcher beds or mattresses in: we opted for the mattress option.
Ready to move again, we were headed for Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre half an hour down the road, with an appointment time of 3pm. Here's me thinking it would just ...
... to go "bushy-bushy" once we were inside the park. I hop off, and then just hear an audible thump behind me. I didn't even look back because I just figured someone had dropped their water or something, but the Aussie (Blake) in front of me, turned and just gasped. Not good. I turn around and one of the older (60+) Canadian women had missed the last step and landed straight on her side, but head first. We scrambled over to her, picked her up, and ...
... lots of elephants with babies, crocodiles, eagles, baboons etc.
Liz & Jacqueline enjoyed their day but I think I made the right call.
On our final day we had a nice morning bush walk getting up close with Nyala before the drive back to Joburg via a rather cloudy Bylde Canyon (apparently the 3rd deepest in the world).
So a successful trip and back to the compounded hotel in a thundery Joburg before the Botswana trip starts the next day
... Kingfisher...WOW! When we got to our 2 houses there was a glow worm and a giant moth. We had electricity, hot showers and a kettle -heaven! Getting up early tomorrow to leave the house at 5:30 to see if we can spot leopard and lion. Failed to get out enough money at Mussina so will have to face the dodgy ATMs in Kruger -damn!
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center