One (very big) Aussie Family in South Africa
Having just returned from our three week visit to South Africa I remain in awe of this country that is so beautiful and diverse and embracing. I feel so blessed to have been able to have had this time there, to explore it anew with the kids and the Architect and to reconnect with my South African family.
Our journey took us from the top of the country at Madikwe Game Reserve to the very bottom, the simply breathtaking Cape Town. It was everything from game parks to cities with a farm holiday in the middle. We even popped over the border to Botswana one afternoon to have a look around the town of Gaborone – home to the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
I created this little map for you to give you an idea of where we went and how South Africa is laid out…
As I wade through the many, many photos we took I hope to share some of this journey with you. South Africa is a country you can’t help but fall in love with and I really hope that you will see some of her beauty and perhaps be inspired to visit yourself one day.
Taking kids on a trip like this was a bit of a huge task! Our usual MO travel with kids is to pick one, or at most two, places to visit and then set up camp and explore. This trip saw us staying in 4 different places with multiple day trips on top of that. The kids held up incredibly well and soaked up all the amazing things they saw…. I think that’s what I love the most about travel with kids, the way their faces explode at the different experiences they have. Bear was both in awe and fear of the elephants at The Bush House in Madikwe. Look at how bright his eyes are!
Do you have an African dream? What is it??
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- south africa on april 5 2013