The next stop while in South Africa was our last and my most favorite. We headed on down to first off, a stop at a little bed and breakfast that wasn’t far from Johannesburg. During this experience we stayed with a married couple that had a spare room. That night, they spent out back near their pool with us, providing a few beers and an evening of entertainment. It was such a fun experience to get to talk to and spend time with locals. We learned about the area, the people, and perceptions. They talked about their other visitors and the various countries they were from, and gave us awesome tips on things to do and places to go. I would highly recommend this type of experience to anyone wanting to have an immersion experience.
This last spot was our absolute favorite. It was another bed and breakfast, but of a luxury, wedding venue located in the Midlands. This spot is called the Cranford County Lodge. The owners are amazing, so accommodating, and just overall wonderful people. It is a family ran location and the view of the horses right out your room’s window is so worth it. It is so very peaceful and will certainly let all your troubles met away. If you missed the first parts of this trip and the reasons why this nice peaceful trip was needed, please click here, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 , Part 4
There are a number of places to eat in the local area that are amazing and the food provided on site was also yummy! We had morning yoga to get ready for a day of relaxing by the pool or a few hours of horseback riding through the meadows. It was so unbelievably beautiful! While we were in the mountains, the mountains were covered in green. Grass, trees, and beautiful surrounding, with gorgeous hibiscus, roses and other flowers popping out in every which direction. It was so peaceful; I would go back for a month next time!
And then it was time to head back. Back to Afghanistan I go. So sad! But, the trip was amazing, and worth every penny! I never knew that Africa was made up of trees, flowers, grass, and mountains. My mind always focused on the hot desert and indigenous people. I definitely recommend traveling and seeing it for yourself. You’ll be surprised at how much you will learn.