What a surprise for my 70th birthday!
My wife booked Buffalo Thorn Lodge for my 70th birthday this past weekend and what can I say - absolutely phantastic!
From the welcome at the lodge by Nerina to the expertly commented game drives by Jacques – it was all done in perfection. The lodge offers a high standard with nothing missing to make our stay the most comfortable one. Watching the birds and game come to the waterhole a stone-throw away from the jacuzzi is an experience not often seen. We had an elephant visiting the waterhole on our first evening.
Then the five bungalows, nothing is missing there. They not only have a shower, but everyone has a jacuzzi and an outdoor shower! Makes the choice what to use a difficult one. What more would you need?
Viewing the game during the drives with Jacques gives even seasoned self-drive visitors to game reserves a totally new perspective and we will never forget the encounter with a pack of wild dogs right besides our safari car. Only the leopard eluded us, we knew his hiding place, but strained our eyes in vain.
But the game drives made good for this. During the two days we encountered more elephants in the distance, white rhinos right next to us, buffalos, lions, giraffes, zebras, springbok, impala, warthog, wildebeest hartebeest, jackals just to mention a few.
Thank you to Nerina and Jacques for making our stay at the Buffalo Thorn Lodge so pleasant.