It has been a while since my last visit to Heia,
but I was glad to be greeted by this zebra outside our bungalow door.
Aside from the wonderful food and great hospitality,
Heia is well known for the zebra that live on the property.
Usually they can be found drinking out of the swimming pool.
However, this one decided that it wanted a snack before going for a drink.
My favourite view while lying on the bed in our bungalow.
For some reason I find it comforting to look up and count the poles.
I am in awe of thatch roofs and how they are constructed.
This family had been for a bike ride
but stopped to watch the giraffe family feeding...
Lady, the older female of the family
in the late afternoon sunlight
Even the Aloes take on a magical glow...
I scared a flock of Sacred Ibis,
and they took off as I approached.
Their are n predators at Heia,
and that means that birds often roost on the banks of Lake Heritage.
Lake Heritage as the sun disappears...
Another end to a perfect day in THIS part of Africa
Ibis in silhouette...
The Frans Richter dam wall,
with Lake Heritage.
A bit late in the day to kayak,
A couple enjoy the view from the dam wall...
The admin buildings on my way to dinner...
Someone checking in?
The reception area makes visitors feel like they are in a game lodge
The inside of the bar is sort of an inverted thatch roof.
How it was constructed is testament to the artistry of the thatcher.
And NO, the leopard was not shot by any member of the Heia family.
It was donated to the owner when he built the property back in 1972
Time for dinner?
Chicken was just part of what was on the menu.
I have been coming here for more than 40 years,
and I have never had a bad meal...
It was somewhat chilly to sit outdoors,
but I am certain that this area will be filled tomorrow.
My accommodation for the evening.
All of the 50 bungalows are identical,
just the views from their verandas vary.
Good night from Muldersdrift...
This posting is brought to you DESPITE
Thank you to BP fuel and a home generator!