Category Archives: sky

Majestic Cathkin Peak revealed after a few days of rain and mist

March 2017  :  Champagne Castle Hotel Our weekend in the Drakensberg was coming to an end.  Hubby and I were leaving the following day and up to this point we hadn’t seen the mountain peaks.  It would have been disappointing … Continue reading

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Mountains and valleys, flowers and moss … and waterfalls

March 2017 : Champagne Castle Hotel Early morning mist hung over the forest and clouds shrouded the highest peaks but the weather report was positive .. no rain.   The hiking trail to the Sphinx which hubby and I have done several times … Continue reading

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White sand and blue water

As hubby and I were walking down the path to our bungalow during our recent holiday at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, the sight of the dunes against the blue water of the river was stunning !!   The sun must … Continue reading

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Sundowner cruise at Umngazi

Today is one of those days when I don’t feel like doing anything.  It’s Sunday 🙂   No yoga, pilates, gym of any sort, and no school runs.  Just as well .. I have a head cold.  Fuzzy brain and all … Continue reading

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Celebrating 50 years of marriage !!

A very special occasion indeed !!!   Cheryl and Bob celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with us at Umngazi !!!   I thought couples celebrating 50 years were old !!  These two are not in that category at all !!!  Not even close … Continue reading

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Blue water and white dunes at Umngazi

It was a magical moment !!!   As hubby and I walked along the path back to our bungalow for an afternoon snooze after lunch the colours of the river, dunes and sky popped out !!!    Unfortunately I wasn’t fast enough … Continue reading

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A day in the life of Umngazi guests

That’s us in this case ..  hubby and I This is basically how each day unfolds in paradise.  Our mornings began with a cup of tea with a view .. (I am cheating here.  I took this photo on our last day.  Each day … Continue reading

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