I’m in South Africa! – Rietvlei Game Reserve

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Howzit! (That’s what the saffas say). I am currently in sunny South Africa enjoying some well needed vitamin D – look how translucent we are!  I am married to a Saffa and 5 years together and 1 Eva, amazingly I have never travelled here before. We are staying with Luke’s family for the 2 weeks that we are here and works out a lot cheaper . We have more money to go out and explore, go shopping and all that good stuff. I made a beeline for the MAC store to stock up on some goodies. The price worked out about 3 quarters the cost of the UK.

I going to be blogging the stuff that I enjoy while I am still here and it’s fresh in my mind. Yesterday we went on a mini safari at the Rietvlei Game Reserve. Luke’s dad gave us a teeny weeny little car to use for the 2 weeks that we are here and it really was put through its paces on the dirt roads. I felt like a proper explorer with my zoom lens hanging out of the window.

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The Rietvlei Game Reserve didn’t have any Lions, Giraffes or elephants wandering about which are the main things I want to see while I am here. They do have Rhinos and hippos which after a couple of hours of eyes peeled we didn’t see unfortunately. I am definitely going to make it my mission to see the big 5 in the bush. We got close to the Ostrich and a group of Zebra were practically in our car. How cute is the baby one? It seemed very young, the entire herd were very protective of it.

We have a few things planned already. Tomorrow we are heading into Pretoria, at some point next week we will go to Johannesburg. I have booked a lion tour were we visit a lion sanctuary for half a day and go for a walk with the teenage lions and sit in a garden and cuddle with the cubs.

 

 

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  8 comments for “I’m in South Africa! – Rietvlei Game Reserve

  1. Sam
    26 February, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    So jealous of the vitamin DDDDDDDDDDDD! Have a fabulous time xx

  2. 26 February, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Amazing photos (as always). I’m so jealous ;) but wish you an amazing stay. Enjoy :)
    Adela x

  3. 26 February, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I see photos like these in my line of work pretty much everyday which makes me soo jealous. Beautiful skirt you are wearing and I look forward to reading more of your time there.

    xoxo
    Ivy
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  4. 27 February, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I love that you’re blogging while on vacay haha! These snaps are crazy, I want to hug the baby Zebra…Wahhh. Hope you guys are having the best fun, Eva looks so cute in her little shorts!

  5. 27 February, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Wow wow wow! It looks beautiful! Have the best time over there! :) xx

  6. Simon
    2 March, 2014 at 12:07 am

    These are fantastic images … beautiful

  7. 4 March, 2014 at 10:58 am

    can I have a baby zebra for my balcony? pleaaase it’s so cute :D

  8. 4 March, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Both of you look so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing such beautiful pics <3

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