Amazing Trip - we were there for an amazing wedding. Visiting Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Timbavati.
First few nights we stayed in Cape Town at the Cape Town Hollow - simple in an excellent city location with views of Table Mountain, friendly staff and clean rooms.
An amazing day cruising the breathtaking peninsular, organised by An African Dream, spotting wildlife such as Baboons, vising Boulders Beach colonised by the most incredible African Penguins, stopping at coastal towns such as Hout Bay, spending time at Cape Point and walking up to the old light house with spectacular views!
Picturesque venue right by the seas with waves crashing up by the window and seals swimming right beside you. Great seafood too – order the seafood platter!
Test Kitchen - a local favourite place to eat!
We then went to Stellenbosch - the Hunter Valley of South Africa. A 25-minute drive from Cape Town. Lunched at Tokara Restaurant, Stellenbosch - Within the vineyards, the Hunter Valley of South Africa, picturesque views with yummy and unusual tasting foods.
In Stellenbosch you will find many great cafes, filled with University students (being next to South Africa's leading University), period homes and beautiful gardens.
We've arrived in a Dash 8 at Timbavati Game Reserve to find the Big 5 and more! Up-close and personal with the animals. We stayed at Rockfig Safari Lodge – it was incredible but has an eleven month booking wait (so need to book early). A big thank you to our ranger Hugo, Tracker Isaac and chef Lovey! Video interview with our ranger Hugo online! Photo by Lauren Michelle
Young female leopard looking for food so gracefully
Photographing one of the Big 5! Amazing how close we got
Elephants ready to charge us! Amazing!
Female lion roughly 5 years
Baby rhino with mum - very protected animals
Antelope hiding from us
Two, young male lions enjoying life together until it's time to find females
South African grasshopper - so colourful
Hello Impala - so pretty
Between a hippo and his water hole
Back at the lodge and ready to go home with this fella