Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spionkop Lodge, the final destination on our KZN roadtrip

These form part of a monument at Wagonhill,
dedicated to the Boers who fought and died during the Siege of Ladysmith.
One of the battles commemorated here is that of Spionkop.
We will be visiting that site with Raymond Heron.

On our arrival at Spionkop Lodge we were greeted with the view.

Rolling green, well manicured lawns and a water feature...
But, as they say in the adverts...
That is not all!

Not all for me...
I did share with my wife

Not certain about the history of this chair,
but it looks impressive

A couple of my friends have enjoyed spending time in this pub

A Fiscal Shrike keeping an eye out for a meal

The view from the veranda outside our room

I like this decoration...
Here in South Africa it is referred to as "Broekie lace"

Our room is the one with the open door,
the property can accommodate up to 26 guests...28 with a squeeze

Our room.
HUGE...
No TV or internet connectivity in the room,
however both are available in the main building

A spacious bathroom with a shower.

Some of the detail that caught my eye

One day I will install these light switches in our house

Sunset 1

In flight...if you look really carefully

I will try to discover what is on the other side of this gate during our stay here

This gate does not seem to serve any purpose...
other than decorative.

Sunset 2

The skyline...
Spionkop is on the far right of this image.
Although Battlefield Tours are the major attraction when staying at Spionkop Lodge,
however there are other activities on offer: 
Bird watching
Canoeing
Game viewing
Horse back riding
Sunset  cruises
Birding, hiking and fishing


www.spionkop.co.za


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