Bush breakaway

I’ve lost my camera.  I’m so bummed, because not only are there pictures of elephants, rhinos and a few squillion bokke, but there are photos of the bed, the buffet and the blankets we needed to keep warm.  And that was probably the highlight of the weekend: cold, blankets, bed of awesome.

Bakubung was a dream.  Jon and I relaxed to the max and ate more than I’ve ever eaten ever.  The lodge is quiet, peaceful and beautiful.  We had a room with a balcony that overlooked the park and left the doors open despite the cold just to hear the sounds of nature.  I wish I was back there, the first few days back at work have been rough!

I’m still sitting with flu that refuses to go away.  Just as I seem to be getting better, I suddenly get worse again and I find myself reading random online forums and personal opinion sites. I suppose it also didn’t help that I sat on a game drive in the icy wind at night with nothing on but a thin layer of clothes, one poncho and some stylish shoes.

We almost got stampeded by a rhino.  It was facing us not 2 meters in front of the “safari bus”, as the obnoxious American tourist insisted on calling our game vehicle.    Also, the game driver (named Jan-Hendrik, I’m not even making this up) decided that instead of us experiencing a luxurious tour through the park, we needed to chase lions.  May I point out at this stage that although he attempted his very best, despite u-turning 4 times and driving up and down one part of the park, in the freezing cold, we did not even glimpse a fokken lion.

And then we got a flat tyre.

The next morning Jon and I took a drive out to Sun Village in pursuit of a pharmacy before I jumped off the balcony in frustration with all the snots, coughs and phlegm coming out of my body.

Regardless, it was an amazing weekend.  I’m trying to convince Jon that we neeeeed to buy timeshare.  I want to go back often.  We really shouldn’t wait until the brink of insanity before allowing ourselves a break from the real world.  This one was close, I won’t lie.

And thus ends the traveling period for a while.  Shew.  Cape Town, Joburg, Durban, Joburg, Pilansberg, Joburg.  I’m tired of travelling, it will be good to spend this weekend at home for the first time in about 6 weeks!

Before I end off, I just want to say you should seriously consider booking yourself a holiday.  Especially at Bakubung.  Here is their website.


  1. Chris M says:

    Camera gone… Noooooo!

    Glad you had a great time, despite the illness – so frustrating, last time Fe and I went away, the very same thing happened, fighting to enjoy ourselves through the illness wasn’t the best.

    Never the less, sounds like you had a great time and that’s awesome 🙂

  2. Shebee says:

    @Chris – I know, it’s so sad! I keep hoping I’ll find it in the car somewhere…
    You and Fe def need to do this, we loved every minute, I’m so glad we went.

    @Bianca – Hahaha! You’re hilarious! I don’t think it’ll happen anytime this year, to be honest. At least, I’m not expecting it to. It would be a welcome surprise, but we both have our focus on our careers this year, so we haven’t really planned for anything else just yet. *looks around nervously for Jon*

  3. BiancaW says:

    A girl (me) can always hope. 🙂

    I am a sucker for a happy ending. (not the rude type either!!)

  4. Angel says:

    Ag no I’m sorry your camera’s gone! 🙁 I am SO glad you had fun despite being sick, I wish we could do more weekends away…

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