We are now in the north of South Africa at the 30,000 acre Kapama Private Game Reserve in the Karula Lodge. Check out the link. It’s crazy beautiful. I am in a suite that I wish was my new home. Imagine a mid-century modern Palm Springs home mixed up with some safari eco-chic, toss in the most decadent bedding and bath accoutrements, add fabulous furniture and the aforementioned proximity to the animal kingdom and you’ll know why I might never leave.
It is a crazy experience to be sitting on my private deck overlooking the bushveld and knowing that somewhere in those trees is every animal that ever sang and danced in The Lion King. Right this minute I am watching a giraffe nibble at some tree tops. The only thing between me and his buddy is the narrow Klaserie River that is wending its way below the edge of my little platform. I swear one of them keeps staring at me.
We’ve done last night’s game drive and today’s early morning tour and have a few hours until the afternoon drive. I am not saying anything about what we’ve seen just yet. Suffice it say that I’m still wrapping my head around the 13 lions snarling and snapping their way through a recently deceased warthog.
Once I’ve sorted some of those photos and videos, I’ll put together that story. Meanwhile here’s my latest short video from our few days in Cape Town.