What a month!

Many of you have realized that I did not blog a lot in February. I had two good reasons. First I had to have an eye operation to remove a small foreign object from my right eye (the surgery went very well :-). Then I took a while off to recover and to spend some time with my brother who visited South Africa.

We enjoyed our stays at the Oysterbox Hotel in Umhlanga – one of the best hotels anywhere – at the Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in the Drakensberg – rightly known for its gourmet cuisine – and at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve – next to Thanda Safari my favorite place in KwaZulu Natal. We also did a day-excursion to St.Lucia for a walk on the Indian ocean and an excellent lunch (at a restaurant named ‘Reef and Dunes’). These are certainly some of the best places KwaZulu Natal has to offer. What a special program!

Here are a few pictures which I took on our travels to Durban, Pakamisa, Thanda, St.Lucia and to the Drakensberg.

And now it is back to Wildlife on Thanda Safari 🙂

The Oysterbox Hotel in Umhlanga, what a place, what a setting ...
The Oysterbox Hotel in Umhlanga, what a place, what a setting …
What an arrangement ...
A special flower arrangement in Oysterbox lobby …
Rain over the Pakamisa mountains ...
Rain over Pakamisa mountains …
Pakamisa, a special place to relax ...
Pakamisa, a special place to relax …
The Thanda Safari Lions impressed my brother by getting quite close ...
The Thanda Safari Lions impressed my brother by getting quite close …
And I slipped off the road on a game drive after heavy rains, but Bheki - my tracker - and I got the vehicle back onto the road ...
And I slipped off the road on a game drive after heavy rains, but Bheki – my tracker – and I got the vehicle back onto the road – what fun 🙂 …
... and Bheki's special smile as the rains approached ...
… and Bheki’s special smile as the rains approached on Thanda …
Near the beach in St.Lucia ...
Near the beach in St.Lucia …
A Splendid Locust on the St.Lucia beach ...
A Splendid Locust on the St.Lucia beach …
A beautiful setting and gourmet cuisine, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse ...
A beautiful setting and gourmet cuisine, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse …
The Drakensberg Mountains in the early morning ...
The Drakensberg Mountains in the early morning …
Not-so-wild-life ... this old cat kept me company as I relaxed at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse ...
Not-so-wild-life … this old cat kept me company as I relaxed at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse …
... and finally a dramatic sky over Thanda as I returned after travelling for almost 2,000 kilomteres ...
… and finally a dramatic sky over Thanda as I returned after travelling for almost 2,000 kilomteres …

One Reply to “What a month!”

  1. Great pictures of your travels. Glad you come through your operation on your eye okay. Have a good one. Are you coming to Nashville this year. If you do I would like to see you.

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