Well, these kids from Queensland have been Kids in South Africa over the Christmas holidays. It was a fantastic holiday thoroughly enjoyed by all. Although not so applicable to the theme of this blog, I'm just going post about this once to include some links to some places that we visited and particularly enjoyed.
We spent quite a lot of time with family, firstly in KwaZulu-Natal, and then in Port Elizabeth.
In KwaZulu-Natal, we did a few things on the Midlands Meander, which has such a variety of delightful places at which to eat, stay and shop. In particular, I took my mom, sister in law and I stayed at Indigo Fields (for a special occasion, when we adults had a little get-away without the kids. Similarly, my husband and I spent a romantic night at Hawklee Country House.
A great places for taking the kids is Piggly Wiggly (renamed Wiggly Pig by my daughter), which now has two outlets, one on the Midlands Meander and the other in Kloof.
While staying in Port Elizabeth, we travelled almost to Plettenberg Bay to go to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. These are adjacent to one another and are highly recommended. They were definitely worth the drive.
In Port Elizabeth we stayed at Palm Lodge. A fantastic place where we had a large family unit so we had lots of space, had family around for dinners, and enjoyed some wonderful times outside around the pool.
Our final week in South Africa was spent in the Kruger Park, South Africa's biggest game reserve. A visit to the Kruger Park has to be on the 'to visit' list when visiting South Africa.