It was almost time for dinner but even as I was losing the light I couldn’t help but try to get a few more photos of this spectacular place.
Right in front of our tent was where the Hippos walked across to wherever it was they went in the evening. I ran down and rested my camera on the hip height round wooden post of the fence to make sure the photos were in focus. The post that I chose to stand by just happened to be in a section of the fence just far enough away from two “electrifying” signs, to not see them. Yes the fence was electrified, yes I should probably have realized this since there are dangerous animals wandering about, but no, I didn’t. So I’m snapping away when I hear this little squeek next to me, turn around and my 4 year old is looking down at his hands and saying the fence shocked him. He cried for about 2 min, if that, and then we all had a good chuckle because if you know my 4 year old you wouldn’t be surprised that this happened to him, he is a trouble magnet. I didn’t test it out but the fence couldn’t be that bad if he grabbed it with both hands and survived unscathed. Just another funny Cam story to add to the holiday!
Just when we thought things couldn’t get more exciting a Nyala bull jumped the fence right next to us and ambled by. Everyone else scattered and I followed it, the closer I got, the louder my kids and husband yelled for me to stop. Because yelling is a GREAT way to save someone from a wild animal – *eye rolls for days*.
We got ready for dinner and called for a lift. Wrapped up in our thickest jackets we took a chilly golf cart ride to their “African Style” restaurant.
We ordered some exquisite South African wine and starters – the Aubergine stack, the Onion Relish Ostrich Liver Pâté and the Giant Mushroom Camembert Phyllo Parcel.
We got the kids some Taglietelle Pasta, a Kiddies Venison Burger and ice cream for dessert.
For mains we had the Bobotie, a flamed fillet of beef with peppercorn, pepperdew and cream sauce, and a deboned pork neck and a side salad.
The food was glorious, my husband is still raving about the liver pâté, and all the meat was superb quality. After dinner we walked back to the tent and put the kids to sleep. It wasn’t hard to convince them, we were all loving our heated blankets at night, so warm and cosy.
Once the kids were asleep we grabbed a beer, sat (actually I was lying flat on the floor) outside on the porch and stared up at all the stars with our friends. Relaxing at it’s finest!
Eventually I had to go to bed because the early morning Meerkat safari was only a few hours away!
Meerkats and Elephants up next in: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge – Oudtshoorn – Part 3
And in case you missed it: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge – Oudtshoorn – Part 1
Previous stop: Lunch and a tour at Safari Ostrich Farm!
Next stop: Karusa for Lunch!
Thank you to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge for having us. Opinions expressed are my own, as always.
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