The Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
It is presumed that the Dodo became flightless because of the ready availability of abundant food sources and a relative absence of predators on Mauritius.
The first recorded mention of the Dodo was by Dutch sailors in 1598.
In the following years, the bird was preyed upon by hungry sailors, their domesticated animals, and invasive species introduced during that time.
The last widely accepted sighting of a Dodo was in 1662…
No wonder that I did not find one!
(Thanks to Wikipedia for the info)
What I did find...
A great place to relax...and there is no shortage of trees to suspend hammocks from.
The property has around 1500 Palm Trees!
Clean walkways made 'navigation' easy.
Why is it that the first trip to a hotel/game lodge/beach resort room seems so long?
On the second trip, you realize that nothing is as far as it seemed.
This is not a sign post to plants, but the name of the two Royal suites.
Unfortunately for me, both were occupied or a request for an upgrade would have been submitted.
This is Sugar Beach, the sister property.
Only a short golf cart ride away, it offers a totally different experience.
Although colonial in style, it does have a modern gym and Spa.
Both of which can be accessed by La Pirogue guests
Watching couples strolling around the property makes me wish that my wife was with me...
Perhaps a return visit is on the cards?
This airline offers 10 daily and 3 night flights a week from Johannesburg
There are 3 direct return flights a week from Cape Town
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