Our last safari stop was Royal Malewane – the epitome of Safari Luxury.
We were greeted at the air strip by our guide Antony – who is a wealth of “bush” knowledge. He knows where all the animals are at all times and what they are up to. A perfect guide to show us as much wildlife as possible in a short period of time.
On our first game drives – we came across a lioness and her 4 cubs and 2 leopard cubs in the evening. They were beyond precious. I wanted to hug each of them.
When we arrived back at the lodge, I spent a bit of time at the 5 Star Spa – which was beautiful and extremely reasonably priced. So different from Jackson.
On one of our next game drives we came across lions “taking down” a buffalo. It was Clay’s dream game drive. Mine – not so much. But it was definitely exciting to see. It topped off our Safari experience.
The food at Royal Malewane was good – from what we could taste. Clay and I both became a bit ill from the Maleria medicine and had to stay in for a couple of days 🙁 But the service and attentivness was empecaable. Good news is after a couple of days the “flu-ish” symptoms passed and we are back on our feet again.
In case you were curious about my packing and wardrobing – so far I packed the perfect things for Safari. I was warm in the mornings with layers of Vest and Jacket and cool in the afternoon with Lightweight shirts. I always wore pants, which I recommend due the sun and possible bugs. Not the most “high fashion” of clothing but perfect for the activity and I felt I looked cute as well.
Now we are off to Hermanus and the Capetown for a few days.