Tuesday, October 8, 2013

An amazing safari at the Mattanu Private Game Reserve in Northern Cape, South Africa.


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WONDERFUL SOUTH AFRICA

Meanwhile, Travelife General Manager Gel Bayona, who has been with the magazine since Day One, just got back from an epic trip to South Africa, where she went on a safari in Northern Cape.

She wrote of her trip:




Last September 22, we flew in via Thai Airways for a never ending Travelife wilderness escapade to South Africa's Northern Cape to experience a one of a kind adventure.

South Africa has always been in my bucket list, so when our publisher assigned me on this very special project, I did not have to think twice.

STRAIGHT TO A SAFARI



We arrived in beautiful South Africa via Johannesburg and toured around the city for half a day while waiting for our domestic flight to Kimberley.

Upon arrival in Kimberley, we went straight to the Mattanu Private Game Reserve (which, incidentally means "gift from God") owned by the Kriek family.




THE VIEW FROM UP HIGH

Here we went on a helicopter ride to see the beautiful view from the above the herds of Roan, antelope, are just to name a few of the rare animals we saw from the ride.



After that lovely ride, we had a wonderful welcome dinner by the bush, with a very elegant candle light set up, with the Northern Cape Tourism officials.



From there, we really had the chance to do some star gazing with the clearest skies from above.

It was truly a unique and memorable experience, on my first day in South Africa, living a never-endingly eventful Travelife.





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1 comment:

  1. It was such a great experience for us to host you! You are very friendly people and we would love to welcome all of your people to Mattanu!

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