Monday, 8 October 2012

Weekend Away {Photo Post} Drakensberg - Kwa-Zulu Natal - South Africa





Hello again!  I'm back!!  Been away for the weekend - 
up in the mountains 3 hours inland - had a great time!
I forget about everything when I get there, but came 
crashing down to earth today when I found so many
emails waiting for me so am busy playing catch-up!

Have tonnes of blogs to visit too -will do my best!!


The Drakensberg has numerous accomodation options but,
like anywhere in the world, they can get pricey, so we always
go for the self-catering option which means that getting away
requires a lot of thought & planning on my part & invariably
leaving things behind!  Only one thing this time - my Bodum
coffee pot - aaaargh!!!


Our eldest is away at university so our other daughter got to bring a friend along.


The boys played golf every day & enjoyed racing around in the golf carts!


Our 2 teen boys are 3 years apart but very good friends.


All my photos came out rather hazy - I'm going to have to 
send my Nikon to Gauteng for a lens clean and service.  

Have a good week everyone!




22 comments:

Lynnda said...

Looks like a fun fabulous and great weekend .. Helen!! Lovely photos ... Tfs .. Hugs xoxo

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Super pics! Looks like so much fun! A massive congrats to you is in order! I'm so happy that you are on PP's DT! Soooo happy! WTG Helen! xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos!!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos. I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend!! We too go for places that we bring our own things, and invariably forget something. LOL

Sandie Edwards said...

Fancy forgetting the coffee pot! LOL hope you didn't go without.... looks like an amazing place Helen, and so much fun for you all.

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh my what a weekend you had! I really like the hazy photos, gives them such a nice feel. Ha ha my coffee pot is the first thing that goes into the car, no coffee means a VERY nasty wife! :)) xoxoxo

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Hazy photos? You could actually pass them off as an edge-blurring filter effect!
Good to see you rejuvenated. Hope you didn't have to go without coffee for long :(

Tina said...

I need to go and check the Game Reserve we visited when I was in S Africa. Gorgeous photos.

Keren Tamir said...

Gorgeous photos. I'm glad you had a relaxing time!!!

Lilith Eeckels said...

Oh I remember when I went to the Drakensberg with my parents! I have the most wonder memories!!!! Really wish I could go back to SA!

juscrap said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. I'm glad you had a relaxing time! Have fun. xx

Desire Fourie said...

Definitely also our favourite break away in our beautiful country South Africa. Your photos are stunning.
Hugs
Desire

Carin McDonough said...

Glad you got to go and relax for a bit and the photos are Fab! I love Drakensberg we used to go there often, is that Champagne Lane or Valley? Looks familiar :)

MARILYN said...

Beautiful photos!!! So happy that you had time to relax...very good my friend!!! Take care..hugs! ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So happy to see you enjoying your family Helen! Such beautiful photos!

yyam said...

Wow! Looks like a fabby place to relax and unwind! How lovely to play golf all weekend! :)

topkatnz said...

Wow those boys are growing up. Glad you had a good break away:)

Mitra Pratt said...

WOW!!! Looks like an amazing time! I have my eye ball on visiting your country next, just gotta convince hubby....

Linda Eggleton said...

Great photos, Helen...looks like a lovely relaxing family weekend :)

tania said...

love your photos helen. it looks so lovely there...since you are maybe heading towards gauteng,i will gladly refer you to camera shop which service nikon camera's, great service,just got my lens fixed by them!! just give me a shout;)

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful.... looks like a wonderful vacation!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such gorgeous photos and such a lovely family you have!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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