Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wet 'n Wild...my beach and bush break in the Eastern Cape.


My recent trip to the Eastern Cape started at Prana Beach Lodge.
The weather was not really conducive to extended beach walks
 as it was extremely windy while I was there.
NOT the fault of the owners!  

My lounge...
I was in "Tanzanite" hence the colour of the decor 

Fluffy white towels.
All part of the incredible attention to detail lavished on the guests by the owners. 

My " house" from the outside...
Hidden in dense foliage, it felt like I was the only guest on the property. 

The reception area.
The art work throughout the property belongs to Tim and Gail
and adds a"homely" feel to all areas, public and private. 

The outdoor/indoor seating area next to the pool and bar.
More interesting art work on the walls. 

There are comfy chairs in all the public spaces.

It was somewhat cold to try the pool.
Each of the rooms(with the exception of Forest) has a plunge pool

21km of pristine beach to walk along 

A final view of the beach...
It was time to head inland for the "wild" part of my trip.

And it does not get any wilder than this!
A lioness walking away from feeding on a kill.


The main reception area that is used for all four lodges.
Guests check in here and are then taken to which ever lodge they will be spending time at.


This is my second visit to Great Fish River Lodge.


The main entrance to the lounge/dining area. 

Some of the decor 

I REALLY like old suitcases.
And it seems that the lodge does as well. 

But THIS is why I come to the bush...
The bulge on this female's neck is a radio tracking collar. 

One of her current litter. 

Having this enormous animal up close can be a humbling experience. 
A time for a quiet moment.
My room, reflected in the glass doors.



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