Nestled between Lake Sibaya and the incomparable coast of Northen-KwaZulu Natal lies Mabibi, and its community owned campsite that sits on a stretch of beach that wouldn’t look out-of-place in a beyond my pay grade brochure offering paradise.
I was amped to visit Mkhuse for the second time, my first, a day visit and one marred by technical issues happening miles away in Cape Town by a fellow who couldn’t spell his own name, was still incredible if not slightly rushed. Everyone deserves a second chance and the Mkhuse Game Reserve delivered spectacularly.
After the majesty of Maphelane, i head to Durbs to pick up my mate and random quote generator @EvanHaussmann before heading north for a tour of the parks in Northern KwaZulu Natal. Like all good roadtrippers we bought a load of beer and sat for 5 days “planning” the route and then haphazardly set-off and made decisions by the seat of someone else’s pants.
Aherm, i haven’t posted anything for awhile due to a combination of laziness, laziness and laziness. Seldom seen cellphone reception and a desire to just travel for a bit, so to get back into the swing of things i am going to cop out and post a few pics i have shot with my phone.
Across the St Lucia Estuary but 100 km by road lies Maphelane nature reserve, it is literally alive from the micro to the mighty, from the ants that made tracks across my campsite, the vervet monkeys that sacked my tent to the crocodiles that were my fishing companions.
I spent a few days visiting some alluring destinations on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, including the Umlalazi Nature Reserve, the Amtigulu Nature Reserve, the Eshowe Dlinza Forest and Tugela River Mouth. Here’s the photostory.