A different safari 

On boxing day we packed a bag (actually quite a few bags – we have a 2 and 5 year old) and head out to  visit family in Rustenburg. 

The beauty of this trip is that Rustenburg is a short drive from the Pilansberg game reserve so we planned on catching up with family and spotting the big 5 for a couple of days. 

It was so nice to get out of Joburg, we arrived late afternoon and spent the evening catching up while the twins and Liam kept you and Kenzie busy.

The next morning we head out to the game reserve and we’re lucky enough to spot Giraffe, Zebra, Rhino, Warthog, a million different types of buck and the biggest blessing – Elephant. 

We had stopped at a restaurant for brunch and as we were walking out, we heard Uncle Etienne shouting for us to hurry up. About 400 meters away we witnessed a heard of Elephant with 2 calfs, just strolling by causing absolute chaos. There were cars reversing, tourists in awe with cameras flashing and here we stood on foot 400 meters away from the most magnificent creatures. It wasn’t long before Uncle Etienne said “It’s time to move back” and suddenly Mommy Elle decided she had had enough of all the drama and charged a group of tourists while actually growling a warning. 
It was all so exciting for you guys and I’m so happy you got to see them so close.

It was a great starter Safari for you guys, I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

After a great day of game viewing we made our way home for a good swim and dinner. 

We will definitely do that again as a quick getaway, the two of you had such a great time playing with the twins and Liam. 

Love you muchie!

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