We got to watch the sun ride overlooking the scrub, the rock we were on reminded me of the scene in the lion king 😉with a cup of coffee in hand, we watched the sun coming up it was lovely to watch.
A 6am start today ….. with blankets in hand we make our way to the meeting point. Not the way I thought I’d start my birthday 😉but as we’d seen a few animals yesterday, I was eager to see more.
We got to see so many, and an ostrich or two, a few guinea fowl, springbok and warthogs.
And we got to see really close up ….. two lionesses, that was unexpected and worth the early morning. Seeing them in their own environment, their huge teeth as they yawned, (this is what I came to Africa for) watching them on the telly, is good, but seeing them so close, seeing them just look at you gave me goosebumps.
Bumping our way back to the lodge we continue to see the wildlife, we catch a brief glimpse of two giraffe in the distance. Getting back to the lodge, there was a heartbreak waiting for us. We had a hour or so to kill before going back to our hotel and civilisation (I could have stayed here for the rest of my holiday) so grabbing a quick shower, and packing the overnight bag, we sat around drinking coffee and just soaking up the peace and quiet.
Heading back to our hotel in Johannesburg was a jolt, going from the safari to “civilisation” the peace and quiet to the noise and built of the city (it was only for two days, but I could have stayed there longer)
We get back to the hotel, quickly unpack and then set out to see Johannesburg, we are on the move to Cape Town Sunday, and we haven’t walked up the hill I can see outside our window yet. So grabbing a bottle of water, we go and enjoy the sun.
The Union Building was at the top of the park. A huge statue of Nelson Mandela greeted us at the top. The park was lovely to walk around (shame we couldn’t go into the Union Building, but it was close to the public!!)
We get back to our room, and now I know why my husband and son were anxious to get me out of the hotel. The staff had decorated my room 😀 they’d made a beautiful cake, and I couldn’t wait to tuck in. We managed a huge slice each, and then popped the rest into the mini bar for later.
Dinner. And I made everyone dress up as it was still my birthday😉 had a lovely meal. We didn’t order dessert, as there was still plenty of cake to eat in my room, so we ordered coffee. The staff came out with coffee, and more cake !!!
We then headed out to the outside bar area, had our coffee, and watched the sun go down. Then back to the room where we had just a small piece of cake.
Last day in Johannesburg tomorrow before we start the next part of our holiday.