Sunday, 7 May 2017

Switch

"You never have time out" and "this job is 24/7" were the warnings we were given when we did the market research to start our guest house.

How true that has turned out to be. Now, 5 years later, we are finally in a position where we can go on holiday. We are going to get the opportunity to be guests instead of hosts. This switch is going to be quite a change for us.

We are leaving for a month to visit our son in Canada and to catch up with some old friends. Some we have not seen in 50 years. After that we are taking a road trip to San Francisco.

So while we are away, we are leaving our guest house in the very capable hands of Liz Hattingh.

We will be back in the beginning of June after a well deserved break.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Things to do in and around Hluhluwe


Black Rhinos

I was recently asked by a guest what activities are available in and around Hluhluwe and how long should they stay if they want to see a good assortment. So I sat down and made a list and suggested they stay for 2 weeks or more.

Here's why

Game parks

1.    Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Memorial Gate
         -28.068617, 32.141379
         17 km from The Fever Tree
Taken about 3 kms from Memorial Gate in the very late afternoon, 4 June 2015

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Nyalazi Gate
         -28.259543, 32.005874
         46 km from The Fever Tree via the Park
         52 km from The Fever Tree via N2
2.    False Bay Park, part of isiMangaliso Wetland Park
         -27.989694, 32.351225
         14 km from The Fever Tree
3.    Western Shores, part of isiMangaliso Wetland Park
         -28.221837, 32.359294
         45 km from The Fever Tree
4.    Easter Shores, part of isiMangaliso Wetland Park
         -28.357085, 32.419901 (entrance just outside St Lucia)
5.    uMkuze Game Reserve, part of isiMangaliso Wetland Park
         Mshopi Gate, -27.598741, 32.299052
         57.2 km from The Fever Tree
                   Mantuma Camp, -27.590217, 32.216671
                   via N2 70 km from The Fever Tree

Purple crested Turaco (or Loerie, if you are old-school)


Beaches
1.    Sodwana Bay, -27.540467, 32.678543
              95 km from The Fever Tree
2.    St Lucia, -28.372690, 32.428298
                   71 km from The fever Tree
3.    Cape Vidal, -28.1281, 32.5596 (via St Lucia)
                   102 km from The Fever Tree 

Other stuff to do
1.    Bayete Elephant Interaction, Bayete Zulu Game Reserve 074 100 5221
         -27.835781, 32.083896
         39 km from The Fever Tree
2.    Emdoneni Cheetah and Serval Project, 035 562 7000
         -28.102602, 32.274933
         17 km from The Fever Tree
3.    Scuba Diving, Coral Divers @ Sodwana Bay,
         -27.540467, 32.678543
         95 km from The Fever Tree

And then there are the walks, and the horse rides...and...and...and.

If anyone wants to add to the list, please leave a comment with the details.