10 Photos to Make You Want to Stay in a South African bush

A few months ago my friend and I booked a weekend away to the Mongena Game Lodge, about an hour out of Pretoria. Having grown up in South Africa, neither of us have actually explored it, and often we miss what’s right under our very noses.

 

Here are some of my favourite photos from the trip:

Breakfast outside, if you want

Breakfast outside, if you want

 

The "accidental" photo bomb

The “accidental” photo bomb

 

What are you looking at?

Curious deer that come almost within touching distance

 

Birds you can share the peace and quiet with

 

The shy giraffe

Baby giraffes that think you can’t see them if they hide their bodies behind trees

 

There was an endless fear that this guy would fall off his seat

The tracker that never seems to fall off his seat

 

The Boat House

The Boat House

 

Hiding elephants

Elephants that care only about what they’re eating

 

Reflections from the sky that make you forget the World

Reflections from the sky that make you forget the World

 

Early morning visitors that show up by your window before you've really woken up

Early morning visitors that show up by your window before you’ve really woken up