I’m nearing the end of writing about my trip to South Africa last September. The last few days were spent nestled in the middle of Kruger National Park, totally unplugged from the rest of the online world. It was a pretty refreshing period of my adult life, though I wish we had the foresight to learn that before embarking on a domestic plane from Joburg to Skukuza. I spent the next few days wondering if loved ones feared the end of us, but it turned out that no one was the wiser. 😂
We boarded at the Rhino Post Safari Lodge, with Rosie the deer making a guest appearance every once in a while. She’s a wild deer, but it’s pretty wonderful that she trusts the place enough to go foraging around us humans.
Here, have some pictures of the beautiful, beautiful place:
The admin office at the Rhino Post Safari Lodge.
All of our rooms were connected by this wooden bridge, and were more or less connected in a line facing the wildlife – giraffes, elephants, and even lions were spotted pass through! In fact, a group of hyenas huddled outside the entrance our first night here! Too bad Ottie and I were safely ensconced in our rooms after dinner instead of hanging out at the bar like the Belgian family who did and got the privilege of witnessing.
Coming out for dinner every night was an exercise in strength in numbers, as it would have been very dark by then without permanent light fixtures and we may encounter nocturnal prowlers en route to foodings.
I loved our room:
Food was completely taken care of by the hospitable staff, and everything was so scrumptious!
Also, what goes on in here is that everyone gathers together for meals. This makes about a total of 12 visitors excluding the game drivers and admin staff. That was initially very stressful for me, but I was lucky to be able to use Ottie’s casual ability to engage strangers as a cover while I inhaled my food. On the bright side, as most of the visitors stayed the same, and we stayed in the same grouping as those whom we drove with, it got easier to warm up to these friendly strangers and recognise their faces. A lot of enviable animal sighting stories were told between us two cars.
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.