I mentioned before that this year I want to do a couple of staycations around the city and my husband and I did our first one this last weekend.
How did I make my choice? Well, to be perfectly honest with you, I grabbed my booking.com app and filtered the Port Elizabeth options by lowest price because January means being a little broke, doesn’t it?
Lucky for us, Kragga Kamma Game Park came up as one of low-cost options and I’m so glad it did!
I’ve been starting to get a little bit of a complex lately. My husband and I are constantly “in need of getting away”. Are we broken? We went away to Hlosi in November. Two days of pure luxury. Surely we don’t need to “get away” that often!
But what if we do? (The fact that we totally forgot to take a couple selfie the whole time we were away over the weekend makes me feel like possibly we need to work on our relationship a bit!)
Well, if we do need to get away more often then I think our little staycation idea is actually going to work for us. Luckily, as I’ve probably said before, when it comes to staycations there is little prep work to be done, and even just one night “away” can make such a huge difference to one’s state of mind. No big deal. I feel so clever!
So, back to Kragga Kamma Game Park: You’ve probably been there before. If not on a school trip then you probably took an out-of-towner there once or twice. Or you thought it might be a great place to take the kids at some point. And it was lovely, wasn’t it?
Can I tell you a secret though? Your day trip to Kragga Kamma Game Park was not nearly as awesome as it could have been if you had chosen to stay the night. Guys, there is just something so incredible about early mornings and late afternoons in nature. That’s when all the creatures come out to say hi and you actually just can’t believe how much there is to see.
Kragga Kamma Game Farm is small so no matter when you go you are almost definitely going to see plenty worth seeing.
But trust me, driving around that park in the early morning before it opens to the pubic is a special kind of bliss. Like Nadine staring in incredulity at the spectacles before her kind of bliss.
This weekend I truly had one of the most miraculous and incredible experiences of my life. I’m actually considering taking my kids there for an evening sometime even though I can’t quite afford it just yet.
And you know what? I’m not even going to tell you exactly why it was so incredible. It’s a secret.
You’re going to have to go and check it out for yourself.