Awesome holiday!

So last month we had a short mini-holiday. Unfortunately on the Monday morning before we were suppose to leave (our road trip was scheduled for Tuesday morning), I became sick! I was in constant pain for a week, but we have been planning this holiday for a whole 5 months, and I wasn’t going to let it stop me from sightseeing!

We had a booking at De Voet Padkloof Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga for 3 nights -two nights in a safari tent and one night in a chalet. We wanted to experience both so we know where to stay next time! Not only was the accommodation extremely affordable (see prices here),but the resort was so clean and there was a host of activities to keep you busy: swimming (they have two pools), hiking (there are several trails available ranging from easy to difficult), fishing, a obstacle course, game drives (from only R50 per person), mountain biking, Putt-putt, Pool table and table tennis and bird watching! We opted for the hiking trails as it was the best way to experience nature. My partner (a botanist) enjoyed the trees and plants, and I enjoyed the bird watching as well as the Kudus and other fauna which walks around freely. Coming from the Free State, I was amazed by the huge variety of birds in the area (hope you enjoy my photos!)

There are many times when it feels like a photo just can’t capture the feeling you have at that moment, but I hope this photo gives you an idea…

If you want to visit a place where it feels as if it’s just you and nature, give De Voet Padkloof a try. There are caravan stands, log cabins, chalets and safari tents, so whatever your preference, they’ve got you covered!

De Voet Padkloof resort

For more info, you can go here:

Thanks to all the staff for keeping this resort so clean!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Charlene ♡ (@Gee_Whiskers)
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 11:58:29

    Looks heavenly! I also take TONS of photos of anything that moves or even looks slightly pretty or interesting. Glad you enjoyed it so much despite being sick. xxx


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