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The Bush Experience

Siara and Siarn, I hope that you enjoyed and brought back amazing memories from a heavenly piece of land that has been part of your lives since you both where toddlers.

I hope that you both always remember the essence of what being at the Kruger is about

The 4 hour journey to the gates of the Kruger was one of anticipation and excitement as we wondered what creatures big and small would be spotted and marvelled upon for the next 6 nights.

The Kruger greeted us with temperatures reaching 37 degrees. The next 6 hour drive to the Lower Sabie camp (our place of residence for the next few days) was one of pure appreciation for the beauty of the WILD.

Although I have taken thousands of pictures this week … I could only really add a few here, so I have chosen these to jolt your memories of what we shared and remember

I will remember…..

Siarn being amazed at lizards and bats on the wall of our chalet

And the way the rising sun glistened on Siara’s hair

And the silly antics and fun that the evenings brought

Remember the eagerness to wake up at 5.30 am so we could be one of the first out of the gates to go for our morning drives?

Remember the Baobab Tree that we had to drive hours to see? (because Siara wanted to see it again)

You are both exceptionally lucky to have seen Wild Dogs, which is a rare sight since these animals are almost extinct. Treasure this sighting, as your children may not be as lucky to see them as you have…

I think the following explains what we have felt on our bush experience

…the pure relaxation

… the joys of being young and carefree

… taking things slow

… admiring the old

….the unconditional love of parents

…. lazing in the sun

….sharing laughter and smiles

…most of all, respecting nature and appreciating the beauty that it holds

I hope that the laughter, magical moments and magnificent sightings that we experience together will be etched in your memories forever.

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood


A working mother who lives in Johannesburg. I thrive on coffee to keep me sane, music to soothe my soul, reading to pretend that I am clever, and most importantly my kids to know that I am loved.

19 thoughts on “The Bush Experience

  1. Wow wat a fab and wnderful way to capture special memories 🙂 btifly writen and planed wit btifl pics!Always luvly to see 2 gorjus kids so hapi :)Ps in the 5th pic Siara luks just like Sharlene during skuldays :p


  2. Really enjoyed reading this, Keri. It flows well & the pics are stunning. You’ve done a great job! Keep ’em coming. x


  3. Absolutely inspirational …………you have a real gift for writing and photos’s…keep capturing the moments ……..those that make us go ahhhhh inside……mwahz


  4. Absolutely amazing Kerina ! The kids reactions are priceless and your words bring it together perfectly….Prinol


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