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Paternoster

Paternoster

Mention Paternoster to the majority of South Africans and they will tell you it is a small fishing village some 145kms west of Cape Town full of fisherman’s cottages and that it is a great unspoiled spot to have a holiday. They may even tell you about the building...

Gin Tasting

Gin Tasting

We also managed a full day to visit Cape Point and had a wonderful time as the weather was perfect enabling us to walk the boardwalk at Simons Town to see the penguins and to visit the Cape of Good Hope. Our time in Cape Town was running out before we needed to drive...

The Wineries

The Wineries

A full day is needed for visiting wineries in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, two of the most popular wine districts in the Cape.  The quality of the wine is excellent and all three wineries that we visited had something different to offer besides good wine. Boschendal...

Glorious Cape Town

Glorious Cape Town

Three and a half days in this glorious city was never going to be enough.  The weather was perfect, warm, clear skies and no rain enabling us to do all the things on our bucket list. First stop was breakfast at the Biscuit Mill in Woodstock were a Saturday market...

Golden Rhino

Golden Rhino

The past week on safari was so special and the days flew by. Up before sunrise every day and in bed by 9pm and dreaming of yet another wonderful day.  We saw so many animals, large and small and numerous birds from honey eaters to birds of prey together with some...

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Our last full day at Fika Futi lodge and once again out early and our mission was to find hyena.  The den was a long drive away and it was a difficult one over very rocky terrain with us being bounced all over the place but we got to see the hyenas at their den. There...

Today it was leopard

Today it was leopard

Not a cloud in the sky this morning and sunrise was splendid. The wind has dropped completely and the world is looking good. Our guide informed us that the lions had moved back into Zimbabwe but not before spending some time by our water hole, pity it was at 3am this...

Not more Lions….

Not more Lions….

This morning we did not go out until 8am and decided to stay close to the lodge.  First stop was the hyena den but no sign of movement but the hyenas are still around as there was the remains of a meal on the ground that was not there last night.  Our guide then took...

Another great day

Another great day

The pattern at all game lodges follows a similar pattern, a three hour early morning game drive, the rest of the day relaxing at camp and a three hour evening/night drive.  At Fika Futi we follow much the same pattern only we tend to stay out a lot longer in the...

Cats, cats and more cats

Cats, cats and more cats

Up at 5:30am to be on the open vehicle by 6:00am for our first morning drive and like all game drives you have no idea what you might come across.   The day started with a great sighting of Black-backed Jackals still curled up and trying to stay warm and out of the...

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