Apologies for the delay in posting this, but has been pretty mad since we got back.
On the 23rd December 06, my SO and I got married at a Golf Club in Surrey. It was a MAD couple of days that involved no fewer than 4 Heathrow Trips the week before to pick up my family from S.A. and her Brothers family from New York. The next couple of days were a blur, but will try and summarise as best as possible
26th December 06
Well, the day arrived. It was a day of mixed emotions. I was saying goodbye to my family after only a few days of being together. However, it was the moment my SO and I had been looking forward to for the last 8 months, we were FINALLY going on honeymoon. Flight was a 6pm from Heathrow, so left the house at 2pm to have a bit of 'shopping' time. Flight was fine, but dont think I will ever get an early flight to S.A. again as I didn't feel tired. My SO slept like a baby
27th December 06
After a few issues with passport control, we managed to get through at 9am. Took our bags to domestic at Joeys and booked them through to Phalaborwa. Our flight was at 11am, which left us enough time to spend R1500 at Sneakers in Domestic
Boarded a 12 seater propeller plane. Although I was told to sit at the front of the plane to balance it out
, which didn't fill me with the greatest of confidence. However, flight was fantastic, until I discovered that these planes drop quickly and by a distance to land.
Now, we knew we had finally arrived when we got out of the plane and saw Phalaborwa Airport. Fantastic little airport, we loved it and my one regret from the whole trip, was that we didnt' take more pictures of it. Below are a couple. (Baggage Collection and Water Stand)
After spending 20 minutes sorting the car out, a Zafira, we were off. Within 5 mins, we were at the Phalaborwa Gate and our adventure could begin.
We took the H-9 to Sable Dam on the S51, then onto the H14 to H1-6 to Mopani for our first night in the Kruger. Nothing much to report on the Night Drive, but we slept like babies till 4am, where our first full day began. Report of that day to follow, but please enjoy some of the pics of what we saw, Elephants, Bateleur Eagle,Zebra and Buffalo some pics below