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  • The Road Less Traveled

    There are well paved roads and there are beaten paths or as my Scots granny used to tell me “there is a high road and a low road”.  I could never decide which was the better to travel.  The high road might be the one with the most expansive views, the freshest air or bluest. . . Read More

  • Dining Out – On Safari III

    Back at Ivory Lodge, we are greeted with the news that dinner will be served tonight on the open deck underneath the old spreading Mahogany Tree.  We have just enough time to enjoy a large bubble bath overlooking the night river or an open-air shower under the stars. Oh, difficult decisions! Tables are set a-deux with. . . Read More

  • Dining Out – On Safari III

    Back at Ivory Lodge, we are greeted with the news that dinner will be served tonight on the open deck underneath the old spreading Mahogany Tree.  We have just enough time to enjoy a large bubble bath overlooking the night river or an open-air shower under the stars.  Oh, difficult decisions!  ? Outdoor dining ? Tables. . . Read More

  • Evening Game Drive

    Later that afternoon, we join two other couples over a cup of afternoon tea and then climb aboard a specially adapted Land-Rover.  Sitting stadium style it ensures all six of us have prime viewing position as we set out on our first game drive of this safari.  The Sabi Sand Reserve is a private tract. . . Read More

  • Ivory Lodge

    In the bush, off the beaten track, wild and exotic intimacy exists in six exclusive luxury suites at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands.  Each is placed with exaggerated care so as to seem totally isolated and completely private.  Thatch tops glass walls that bring outside in and ensure uninterrupted views of fertile untamed riverine vegetation.  Set. . . Read More

  • Safari II – Sabi Sands

    The drive is a pleasant one on good roads which wind their way through hillsides that are planted to lumber, mainly the tall, straight eucalyptus tree, which fills the air with a clean camphor smell. As one descends the rolling hills the scenery changes to large banana plantations. These in turn give way to the. . . Read More

  • Safari – in the old continent

    Anticipating any adventure is pleasurable but there is something decadently thrilling about the anticipation of a safari! We were on a small propeller driven plane (my husband affectionately calls them “puddle jumpers”) flying out of the Indian ocean port city of Durban north towards the greater Kruger National Park for a three night/four day stay. . . Read More

  • Dreaming

    There is a process to any successful travel. It starts with an idea, some say inspiration, I call it dreaming. I dream and dwell on images of a place that appeals, then I ponder some more and pursue information, stories, and even more photographs slowly building a picture in my mind. Eventually this must lead. . . Read More

  • Beginnings

    This new journey in my life began with a journey. We left our home, our land, our continent of generations (my ancestors had arrived in the Cape of Good Hope in the late 1600’s) and began a new journey in the United States. It was time for lots of new things – new foods, new. . . Read More