We woke up at a disrespectful 5am and drove across the tip of Africa from Western to Eastern Cape to visit the game reserve Botlierskop, located about 12 miles from the Indian Ocean. ‘Astonishingly beautiful scenery’ aren’t even the words. Imagine the landscapes of California, France and Montana in the same place. This land is absolutely beautiful and enormous.
Tamron Hall, Johnny Wright, Moshe, Hubby and I made the four-hour trip in two rentals, on the wrong side of the road, with completely new driving rules (like passing on the right). Fun times. In this short period of time, we drove across mountains (into the low-hanging clouds), through valleys, and across plains. Hubby with his lead foot had my pressure up, but he got us there safe.
When we finally made it to the game reserve, I was without words. The park is huge, beautiful, and as glam as a completely rugged establishment can be. We were greeted at the gate by the courteous staff who whisked our bags to our luxury tents and served us champagne, coffee and whatever the hell else we wanted. After a nice lunch where Springbok, Ostrich, and Warthog were on the menu (I’ll have the chicken fingers please and thank you!) we jumped in the off-road vehicle to immediately go on a game drive. The reserve really has to be seen to be believed…so check out the view.
we found found us on the drive!