A mere 50 minute flight from OR Tambo International, or just on a five hour drive, to Kruger Park Lodge, Hazyview, Mpumulanga, transports you from the concrete jungle of Johannesburg to a wild spot that simply takes your breath away.
The bush creates its own life and love. We love wild animals. To see them in their natural habitat is to set your heart on fire with the excitement of their beauty, whether it be the majestic lion, or the snorting hippo, their very being is sacred. The wild animal is truly unique, and needs to be preserved.
I had never been to Kruger Park Lodge, I swopped my timeshare, and off we went to explore. The lodge and its surrounds are beautiful, with Impala, monkeys and baboons roaming around, a massive dam which lets at least seven to eight hippo flip flop and splash – oh yes and snort and blow.
A 20 minute drive from Kruger National Park where the game drives will take you to the edge of your mind space – and camera lens ! This vast national park lures tourists from around the world, not just the locals due to its wildness and preservation of wild animals.
Yes, it has constant poaching issues, and when you witness the beauty of this wilderness, you will become incensed at what poaching is doing to the various tribes, groups, squads and herds of various wildlife and their young.
The lodge itself is exceptionally comfortable and well cared for, with a restaurant for those who do not wish to self-cater every day and a welcome cool swimming pool. Great, and very safe walks, around the lodge grounds fill your lungs with the smell of the bush.
It is the scent of the bush that is Africa, the African soil that captures your senses.
South Africa’s national parks will never leave your mind nor your vision – it is a lifetime of imagination crammed into a stay that you never forget.
Hi Sue, this is so brilliant and I first can’t believe I missed this post especially earlier this year when I was here. You have a passage written here that is very reflective of my feeling of what you’ve seen “The bush creates its own life and love. We love wild animals. To see them in their natural habitat is to set your heart on fire with the excitement of their beauty, whether it be the majestic lion, or the snorting hippo, their very being is sacred. The wild animal is truly unique, and needs to be preserved.”
I think we connect to their freedom and basic instincts in beautiful nature, and it brings us closer to the wonder of life and the world. Anytime I see an animal in the wild, I just love to sit back and watch them ~ most peaceful time I’ve known. 🙂 Wishing you well in this time of Covid-19, and I’m optimistic 2021 will be a great year to rebound with. Take care.
Hey there, were you here in the Kruger ? Is it not the most beautiful place? Thank you for your very kind words. I wish you a safe festive season and a ‘hang on tightly’ for 2021. Stay safe please x