Friday, January 2, 2009

Sodwana Bay - South Africa

We spent our Christmas hollidays at Sodwana Bay on the east coast of South Africa. We have been visiting Sodwana for the last 15 years and never tire of the stunning landscape and warm tropical water.
Sodwana is one of the best dive destinations in the world and have regular sightings of whale sharks, leatherback turtles, dolphins and ragged tooth sharks.

Sodwana is one of the last beaches in South Africa where you can drive on the beach with your 4x4. This makes it a unique experience and gives everyone his own piece of beachfront property for the day :)

Here I am praying for a save return before my first microlight flight ever! Can't believe I was so scared, it was one of the most amazing things I have ever done. Just to see what the area looks from the sky after all the years we have been coming here was extremely interesting. It gives it a whole new perspective.
Here you can see the beach with all the cars parked for the day. Sodwana has some of the highest and oldest forest dunes in the world.

This is the lodge where we have a house. The houses are all log timer homes and have to blend in with the environment. We don't have a sea view but look out over an inland lake and on the opposite side are forest dunes. A very special place indeed.

Another photo I took from the microlight showing how secluded and magical the coast is.

Just 50km from Sodwana are many game reserves. On Christmas day we went to Mkuze game reserve. This is a very special place with grassland, mountains and wetlands.

Njala at a water hole.

Wishing everyone a peacefull 2009!


Anonymous said...

Lyk of julle elke oomblik geniet het!

Ek is maar iemand wat hou van gerief...


Deirdre Botha said...

Ja, sodwana is nie vir elkeen nie. Mens moet dit maar so 'n bietjie "rough".

Jannas said...

Hi Dierdre

Sodwana is a really special piece of nature. I am glad you enjoyed it and found some wings. May you and your family experience love, joy, peace and good health in '09. Looking forward to your next creation.
God bless

Deirdre Botha said...

Hi J
The same good wishes to you and your loved ones. Can't wait to start painting and do that flying thing again :)
Kind regards

Anonymous said...

Welkom terug.

Jou plek lyk mooi en die mikrovlug moes iets spesiaals gewees het.

So het ons maar elkeen op ons eie manier ons stukkie hemel.