Heritage Day in Kruger

South Africa celebrates the 24th of September as Heritage Day, a public holiday. Of course, South Africa’s natural heritage is very close to the de Wets’ hearts, and so we’ve headed back to our beloved Kruger National Park for a few days (as if we needed an excuse 😉 )

The three of us are spending the night in Shipandani Hide, next to a tranquil pool in the Tsendze River, and kilometres away from the nearest other humans. As I’m typing this, Marilize and Joubert have already been lulled to sleep by the symphony of the wild African night; hippos bellowing metres away from the hide, scops owls hooting for attention, lions roaring in the distance and a myriad of crickets, frogs and bats chiming in.


KNP 24Sep2014

Shipandani Hide


19 thoughts on “Heritage Day in Kruger

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      We had a wonderful night at Shipandani Liz and I’m sure you will too. It’s difficult to get a reservation there as it is very popular, and we now understand why. It is a rustic and spartan experience, yet as exclusive as you can get in Kruger, and fairly priced. Preparing dinner over a fire in the boma, sleeping with the splashing and snoring of hippos, listening to roaring lions in the distance, and enjoying a simple breakfast of coffee and rusks as the rising sun paints the horizon red. Magical. We’ll certainly go back to Shipandani without hesitation.


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  2. perdebytjie

    Ai ek geniet jou natuurstories.Dit doen mens se hart goed om te weet daar is jong mense wat nie net besig is met beroepe nie,maar ook balans hou deur die natuur hul eie te maak.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Jy is baie gaaf Dina!

      Ons is in die gelukkige posisie om ons liefde vir Suid-Afrika se mooi plekke ook deel van ons loopbane te kon maak, en ons seuntjie groot te maak met dieselfde liefde vir die natuur – ek dink hy is nog meer versot daarop as sy ouers!

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