We are perhaps the only travelers in the history of South Africa to go from The Happy Hippo Hostel in a seedy part of Durban directly to Amakhosi Safari Lodge, an over-the-top luxe boutique hotel -- 9 opulent cottages on the River Mkhuso (or something like that, I can't be bothered to find out the real name) -- in the middle of the Bush Veldt.
Think gourmet high tea and taking a bit of a break during afternoon safari for a glass of wine while the giraffes stand around and ogle, as giraffes tend to do, you know.
The verdict of my Commie companion, who I forced to do this: "Good choice, comrade!"
This is the first time on this trip that I've really relaxed. Nothing to do between morning safari (starts at 5 am) and afternoon tea (4:30).
I'm loving doing this blog, but/and it's actual work. I'm going to take a few days off. But first, I'll leave you with a sight for the ages.
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