It was a week which started with surfing the Durban waves and ended with skiing in Lesotho. And neatly sandwiched in the middle was a close encounter with a herd of elephant. There are not many holiday destinations where you can spice up your life with such variety.
It started with a perfect winters day spent on the Durban beachfront, surfing the waves on my long board which others disdainfully call “the ship.” The next day I made the two-and-half hour drive to Nambiti Reserves to visit Umzolozolo Private Game Reservewhich is near Ladysmith in Northern KZN. This hidden gem of 10 000 hectares boasts the Big Five and is right here on our doorstep.
This was, of course, a business trip and I was there on a site inspection for our new Bush/Berg package. That afternoon I found myself sipping a gin and tonic, having just seen a herd of elephant, a serval and an abundance of general game. Africa is hell. Read more