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Road Trip, Fly fishing, Forests and Family time

The long weekend for woman’s day was the ideal opportunity for the family to break away from the hustle and bustle of the Big City Life and escape to a faraway place where trees are green, traffic is non-existent, and the evenings spent with the distance sounds of zebra’s calling, silly laughter as the kids play while the adults chat and catch up.

It was certainly a welcomed prospect to go on a road trip again  … gosh we love our road trips!

And of course a truly perfect breakaway to spent time with my mum, my siblings and their little ones. This was also the first family holiday since my brother returned from Down Under, and since my sister has entered the wonderful world of motherhood. So we all were finally going to be together again.

So with cars packed, bicycles securely loaded, kids buckled up, we were ready to Go, Go, Go!

The 3 hour drive ended at a delightfully quaint little town called Dullstroom, where fly fishing and relaxation goes hand in hand.

Surrounded by forests and dams this picturesque and charming place was our home for the next few nights.

 It was a perfect setting to …

 …To share some laughs

…To patiently wait for trout to bite

…To get that catch

…To exercise all that decadent food

…To relax in the warm sun when the wind was not howling

 …To indulge in delicious pancakes

… And let’s not forget most important part of any holiday, shopping at charming little shops for memorabilia’s

Although the cold was a bit unbearable for my warm-blooded spirit, the weekend was an awesome family get away that has added loads of new and special memories to our 2012 box of memories.

Remember that the most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of our family, which we pass down to our children… So let’s keep the memories coming 🙂


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.

9 thoughts on “Road Trip, Fly fishing, Forests and Family time

  1. Thank you for sharing. You are so right, our family memories are the ones that last forever and we need to make them happen. What fun it is when our adult children gather around our table and laugh and remininsce over their childhood and teen years when they were growing up. As familes grow it gets harder and harder for the entire extended family to get together for more than a few hours, but it is truly worth the effort to try.


  2. oh agreed. It is worth the effort especially when “life” takes over and we are all overwhelmed with our own agenda’s.
    The best memories I have from my childhood is spending the day or the weekend with my family and extended family.


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