Sunday, February 17, 2013

Madikwe Safari Lodge South Africa

We arrived at Madikwe Safari Lodge last night and were greeted by their amazing staff with cool towels and cold drinks. We had already seen several animals just on the drive up, giraffes, wart hogs, impala, spring bok, kudu, wildebeest and zebra. I’ll admit I got a bit emotional. It really felt like a life time dream was coming true.

Once inside the lodge your breath is taken away again by the beautiful d├ęcor, a mix of simple elegant furniture and nature. They really have mastered the art of combining inside and outside space while maintaining a feel of a 5 star resort.

Our rooms are gorgeous with stellar views of plains where if you’re lucky you can see some of the array of wild life passing by. I have been struggling with jet lag so it maybe that I was just incredibly tired but the bed was perfect and I slept like a baby.We even have a plunge pool on our private deck.

Once we had settled in we were taken out for our first game ride and it did not disappoint. So many great animal sighting and then to top it off some cocktails in the bush. Afterward we had a gourmet dinner under the stars on the veranda/dining room of the lodge.

And today has been just as amazing, but that’s a post for tomorrow.

For more on our trip check out my Safari pals Jamie at I'm Not The Babysitter 

This post is sponsored by More Hotel South Africa and Destination South Africa Travel 


Anonymous said...

omg, I'm dying of envy! Great pics.

Audra Crane said...

Did you take all the pics- even the ones of the animals? They're so good!

Elise Crane Derby said...

Yes, we took all these pics. Stay tuned for a post of cameras for safari.