I usually spend the old/new year quietly at home, but this year decided to get away to Zaagkuilsdrift Lodge with my friends Leonie and Cathy. Leonie and I recently visited Zaagkuil and really enjoyed it so a return visit was ideal for new year.
We arrived in the scorching heat (36 degrees) on 31 December, and immediately ordered a beer shandy (ice cold beer and lemonade) to revive us - delicious!
and then we headed to the pool to cool off
Dinner was in the boma around the fire. Everyone drifted off to bed at around 11pm. I showered and then headed outside again to get some cool air. Leonie was on the verandah having a smoke so we 'accidently' stayed awake to see in the new year. It was lovely
our wonderful hosts Gerrie and Jaco
On New Years' day, we did an afternoon game drive. The sky was black with clouds but no rain fell; the overcast day was cooler than expected (thank you Lord!) and gave us some relief from the terrible heat-wave
Alec is the Lodge Supervisor - he is such an amazing young man
a flat tyre on our game drive was no problem for the guys
While they fixed the vehicle, we enjoyed sundowners