It is still dark when we pile into our vehicle and drive to the rendezvous spot – the scouts had gone out the night before to do a recce, and then got word to us that the mission was a go for the morning.
Recently voted the global winner in the Best Luxury Safari Spa category in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012, Karkloof Wellness & Wildlife Retreat will not only pamper your body, but its wilderness and wildlife will also sustain your soul.
I remember seeing the odd frog hopping around our garden when I was a child. But as I grew up, they just seemed to vanish. The wonder of them came rushing back at a Karoo farm outside the small town of Springfontein, smack bang in the middle of the country.
Forget the comfy safari vehicle and all the mod-cons of a safari experience. If you want to get back to nature and have a genuine African wilderness experience then head for Letaba Ranch next to the unfenced border with Kruger National Park.
Last week I had the pleasure of joining the crew from Walker Bay Adventures for a sea kayaking experience in Hermanus. This involved getting within 40 metres of a Bryde’s whale and even closer to seals and dolphins.
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