Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Holiday of Dreams

The past week, my family and I spent an incredible holiday at the Madikwe Game Reserve, located in South Africa along the Botswana border. I'd been to Africa before so I knew how incredibly beautiful this country is, but I had a absolutely no idea how breath taking this adventure would be. Going on a Safari is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had and I couldn't wait to be finally back in Africa. We stayed at the "Morukuru Family Farmhouse" lodge and I must say, this is the most beautiful place I've ever been to in my whole life. The rooms were so gorgeously established and modern I literally felt like a princess when I entered. 

Our daily routine consisted of getting up at 4.45 am to go on Safari and then returning to the lodge where we had an incredible breakfast. We then went swimming in the pool and enjoyed the amazing weather. (It was almost like taking a hot bath :P) In the afternoon we would have lunch and go back on Safari until the evening. Every night, we had a delightful dinner sometimes even in the areas where all the wild animals could easily sneak around us. It was brilliant!

These animals are called Mongoose and they look so cute at first especially the little baby ones but they're actually naughty little creatures with very sharp claws and teeth. They were all around the lodge and always on the hunt for our food :P

I really want to thank all the people working at Morukuru as they have been so nice and helpful! Our rangers Warren and Anthony were so nice and funny, there has never been a dull moment with them. We got to see so many different animals it was amazing! We even managed to see the magnificent seven! (Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cheetah and Wild Dog) Warrens wisdoms: "If you should ever face a lion in the wild you need to be really quiet and calm and slowly take one step backwards, then a step to the right, another step backwards and again a step to the left just so you don't stand in your own shit"

"There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your
sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne 
- bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive."

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take 
but by the moments that take our breath away"


  1. What an amazing adventure, you must be so excited to have been on safari. It's a dream of mine to go and your wonderful photos make me want to go even more! Xx

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    1. I even cried when we had to leave haha it's such an amazing experience. I can highly recommend to you staying at a lodge around the Madikwe Game Reserve if you should decide to go on a Safari :) xx

  2. Amazing gorgeous images cool experience the food look awesome to thanks for sharing.

  3. Gorgeous photos! I stayed at the Kruger national park at the end of 2012! We managed to see the big seven too - the leopard was one of the first animals we spotted (on our own!) and he was really close! Going on safari is such an adventure!

    x Tashi

  4. Wow, what an amazing trip!

  5. You're amazing at photography, looks like you had a great trip!

  6. This looks truly amazing! I would love to see wild animals like that :)
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  7. Those pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I have never really tough about going away to Africa but I have to say that this really inspired me.


  8. wow! That is like my dream holiday! So beautiful!!!

  9. Wow the photo are totally stunning. Lucky you!! What a holiday you had. Hope one day I will visit this place too :)

    xx Mira

  10. What an amazing holiday! These photos are beautiful and I'm sure the memories you made are too :')

  11. Wow, what a gorgeous adventure! The pictures with the lions look straight like scenes out of The Lion King. :) It seems like such a wonderful place to visit. And that food- delicious! Also, I'm absolutely in love with the quotes you included- they are so true. xx

  12. So awesome! You are one lucky girl! What an amazing place. The animals are gorgeous! The food looks so yummy.

  13. I would love to go on safari, it looks truly incredible! Perhaps if I start saving now I'll be able to go next year!!
    Lovely post :)

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  14. I used to live in South Africa and I miss it dearly, especially the wilderness! Your photos are lovely :)

  15. Wow... What stunning photos! Looks like you had an amazing time! I love the African wildlife!! Loving your blog too... I'm a new follower! Xx

  16. OUTstanding photos. I love this. My friend lives there, I'd loveto visit.
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