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 Post subject: Delboysafa Honeymoon Trip Dec/Jan
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:15 am 
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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 :lol:

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 :wink: Boarded a 12 seater propeller plane. Although I was told to sit at the front of the plane to balance it out :o, 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. :lol: 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)

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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

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What wonderful pics!

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Great pictures, especially that Bateleur!


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Good start, looking forward to the rest.


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 Post subject: Re: Delboysafa Honeymoon Trip Dec/Jan
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delboysafa wrote:
Apologies for the delay in posting this,..


At last, :twisted: great start and brilliant photos, :wink: looking forward for the rest. 8)

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Great start Delboysafa, I always say, better late than never :wink:
Look forward to the rest. :D

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Great first set of pictures
Love the ellie family

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Beautiful pics delboysafa, great start. Like the bateleur and the little ellie between his family. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Delboysafa Honeymoon Trip Dec/Jan
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delboysafa wrote:
Apologies for the delay in posting this, but has been pretty mad since we got back.


:hmz: Well ... mmmmh :hmz: .... let me think .... considering it was your honeymoon :hmz: ... its OK!

Thanks for the great pictures, what a great way to spend a very special vacation. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Delboysafa ....Nice to hear about your trip and to see your pics as you certainly had a most interesting itinarary. We want all the details of all your sightings and impressions of each camp and all those 100000 pics you took!!

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Thanks all for the comments so far, I am really looking forward to sharing my (sorry, our) experiences and photo's with you. Thanks for everyone for being so UNDERSTANDING :lol: :lol: with the delay... None of the photo's I shared are in my favourites, so 'watch this space'!!! :lol: :lol: Lets just say that www.imageshack.ws is going to be working overtime this weekend. :lol: :lol:


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I like your zebz and bateleur pcs!

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Great photos, look forward to more and your report :)


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Congratulations Delboysafa!!
Only the Kruger Park would get me up at 4am on my honeymoon!! :lol:
Enjoying the report and pics - looking forward to the rest.


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Congratulations delboysafa!!
Wish you and your wife a long and happy life together.
Wish us a long and happy trip report!! :D

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