From the time I have come to South Africa, the one thing I have really been wanting to do is a safari. So Raj, Me and a couple of close friends with family in toe, decided to do just that. After the last game we really needed a break so off we went. Landed in Singita yesterday, staying at Lebombo this place is perfection personified. Luxury in the wilderness, just what I wanted and what a combination!! Went on a game drive in the afternoon and we got really lucky as we saw a pack of Lion (I nearly jumped out of my skin when I heard it roar), hippo’s in the water hole, and a giraffe (poor thing was injured), Baboons Impala’s, kudu’s and the most regal African Elephants. Wanted some more so left at 6am this morning, heard some people had spotted a leopard and its cub, but unfortunately we didn’t spot it. The beauty of nature in its purest form is something that I can’t express in words. You got to see it to believe it! Like Nelson Mandela says…”There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered” It’s a beautiful line I read when I entered and I now know exactly what he meant when he wrote that.
What’s great about this place is that you are completely cut away from the outside world (if you want to be), No phone networks, no TV in the rooms and internet only in the common TV room, its pollution free and the view is absolutely breathtaking. After Lunch we all sat down to watch the match in the TV room and converted that small room into a mini stadium, cheering and screaming every time someone hit a four or six. It was a nerve wrecking end but what a win. I realised we Royals have a knack of winning the difficult ones Again Shane Warne took some strategic decisions today and Abhishek and Yusuf were the saviours. Nice to see Lee Carseldine and Shane Harwood join us, both did really well. Phewwww!! Never enjoyed cricket so much. It’s been a great weekend. Shamita loved every bit of it till she went to her room and discovered her room was ransacked by the Baboon’s. Ha-ha apparently they knew where the Mini Bar is and we were warned when we checked in to keep all doors locked when we leave the room. (Obviously someone didn’t listen ) Going back to Joburg tomorrow, next match in Durban against Kings XI… come on Royals… HALLA BOL!!!