My family and I vacationed in South Africa this past August. We traveled to Johannesburg, Cape Town and to Kruger Park where we did a safari. I have always loved wildlife and going on a safari was truly a dream come true. We stayed at Little Jock, a lodge located in Kruger Park. Little Jock has three rooms, we occupied two, for four adventure filled days. The main property, Jock Safari Lodge has twelve rooms and is located 1/2 mile away. Both lodges are well appointed and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. The food was really good, we informed the lodge in advance that we were vegan and the chef prepared delicious vegan meals for us. All of the meals including drinks were included in the price.
The days were nice and the evenings were really cool, there were heavy blankets in the jeeps for each person. At night the temperature dropped down to about 45 degees. The winters reminded me of our winters in Southern California.
Our day started at 5:30 am with a knock at our door from Ranger Pete. The game drives were from 5:30 am to 8:30 am and 4:00pm to 7:30 pm in the evenings. I never tired from the drives, each one was unique and we were fortunate to view lots of animals up close. My favorites were the lions, there were two lionesses and six cubs that we observed daily. I was amazed at how close we were able to get to the lions. The game viewing was incredible, I felt like we were part of a National Geographic special.
Each evening our drive would end with a beautiful sunset. I have so many pictures that I am working on, these pictures were taken with my little point and shoot camera. My nice pictures were shot in camera RAW and I am still working on them and will upload some as soon as I am done. I highly recommend that if you have not done a safari, definitely add it to your list of must doís. My friend and travel agent Paulette arranged an unforgettable trip for us. Iím sure if you are remotely interested in traveling to South Africa she would love to answer any questions you may have. She can be reached at Pro Travel 310 271-9566 Paulette Darensburg Pauletted@protravelinc.com
Iíll be sharing more about South Africa little by little - stay tuned
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