Right now we are in South Africa traveling around the country doing some amazing adventures! And you can follow along on all our social media sites at the hashtag #visitsouthafrica. We have a dream itinerary here, and since landing at the southern tip of the continent, we’ve had the opportunity to do some amazing adventures. If you haven’t been following along on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, here’s what you’ve missed so far and here’s whats coming up!
Make sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as we give daily updates of our photos and activities! South Africa Tourism has been sharing the fun on their facebook and twitter pages as well.
Our first stop was the South Africa Airways lounge in Johannasburg where we took a shower to freshen up before our final leg to Richards Bay. After 25 hours in transit, the shower was greatly needed and it gave us the extra energy to catch our next flight and drive our rental car to our first destination, St. Lucia.
We stayed at the laid back Umlilo Lodge where Lourens and his wife Elphia showed us the greatest hospitality. We had three days at their place, but I could have spent a week! You need a week in St Lucia anyway because there is so much to do. Visit Umlilo Lodge for More information on their accommodations.
Game Drive – We went on a game drive to the Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park to spy the white and black rhinos.
River Safari – We enjoyed a sunset river cruise to view hippos and crocodiles. Both our river and land safaris were with Heritage Tours and Safaris
Kayak with Crocodiles – We put on a brave face to kayak an estuary filled with 1200 crocodiles and 900 hippos and plenty of Bull Sharks with St. Lucia Kayak Safaris. First rule of the day was to keep your hands and feet in the boat at all times. And try not to tip over!
Horse Safari – We joined zebras, wildebeests, warthogs and waterbucks on a horseback safari iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Safaris are special, but a safari on horseback with Bhangazi Horse Safaris is out of this world.
Turtle Safari – We searched for massive leatherback and loggerhead turtles to come ashore in the middle of the night to lay their eggs with EuroZulu Safaris and we walked on the stunning beach of Cape Vidal.
Lap of Luxury – It was then on to Durban to enjoy our beautiful oceanside suite at the magnificent Oyster Box Hotel. Built in the 1940′s this place is pure decadence. This hotel is so grand, that you won’t want to leave!
Microflights – There is so much to do in the area, that you’ll be forced to leave and be enticed by a microflight over the Indian Ocean with Ballito Microflight School for a birds eye view of dolphins swimming and million dollar estates.
Stadium Swing - Or try your hand at the stadium swing and the new Moses Mabidha Stadium built for the World Cup and host to the Africa’s Cup happening this weekend!
Coming up on Visit South Africa
It’s hard to believe that our trip to South Africa has barely begun, we’ve done so much and still there is so much more to do like….
Whew, I’m exhausted just thinking about it all, but lucky for us South Africa has some amazing coffee that’s keeping us going. So follow along at #VisitSouthAfrica we’ll be giving you play by play accounts of our day. See you on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
We’ll be writing about all of the above in depth over the coming weeks, but we really wanted to give you a taste of all there is to do in South Africa, it’s amazing!
Deb and Dave