Hello friends!! I’m back from an absolutely amazing week of enjoying the vast beauty of South Africa with my very special hubby!! We had a good break, and enjoyed fresh air and peace…..
For those of you who know South Africa, we spent 2 nights in Swellendam, relaxed and visited a few shops… and an old friend. Then we were off further up the coast and then inland at George, through the mountains and on to the Great Karoo. My mom was born in Graaf Reinet and my Grandpa always loved the plains of the Camdeboo, so it was rather special for me to spend a few days on an amazing Game Reserve in the area. The air is so clean, so quiet – and so COLD!! We enjoyed 4 game drives with a wonderful guide – saw eland, gemsbok, kudu, springbok, waterbuck, buffalo, mountain and burchell’s zebra, giraffe, rhino (wow!!) and had the MOST amazing experience tracking cheetah on foot. Once we left there we stopped in at the Valley of Desolation and then made our way back through the karoo to De Rust, where we cut through Meiringspoort and travelled on to Prince Albert. We stayed in a beautiful, old B&B, and went on a day drive with a very interesting and knowledgeble guide up the Swartberg Pass and then down into the Gamkaskloof, better known as “The Hell” (anything but!!!!!). What an extreme road – glad he was driving!!!! On our last morning we stopped in at a few little shops where I bought lovely karoo wool to knit a few hats and scarves, and also some wonderful other goodies which I’ll show you later in the week….. And then it was back home (to sleep in our own bed which is always the best welcome home!!). And today life is back to normal…….
So – I’m “karoo-inspired” and have made personalised notecards to send to a few people to thank them for our lovely holiday.
all images my own.
Be sure to pop back tomorrow to see the catalogue!!!