Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Game Lodge in Magalies

Pictures taken on a friend's game lodge, Rooikrans Lodge, in the Magaliesburg, which is about 1 hour drive out of Johannesburg.

a view off the patio overlooking the lapa (where they solicalise and barbecue) towards the Magalies mountains

a western mountain view

part of the lapa and barbecue area

the rustic details - stone, wood, concrete and copper pipes. 

A giraffe - one of the many wild (game) animals on the game farm



Xavi said...

What a nice blog Gena, is the first time I get a visit from South Africa
Thanks for being the first to visit me.
Your world is wonderful!
Have a nice day


Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Gena
That is a fantastic BBQ, love the tap area - very rustic!, and what fantastic view! They have a giraffe farm?!

Spiderdama said...

Really nice shot and beautiful mountain!:-)
Wish you a great day!

maiaT said...

The game lodge looks nice but the surroundings are are wonderful.
You took some really nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

LadyFi said...

Wonderful shots!

Samantha White said...

Such wonderful shots. And how gorgeous is that giraffe??!! South Africa is gorgeous through your eyes. I've only experienced West Africa so far but hope to visit South Africa in the next two years.

I'm following you now and can't wait to see more of your work.

Sylvia K said...

What wonderful captures, Gena! I really enjoyed them all and look forward to more! Hope your new year is off to a great start!


Anonymous said...

Sure looks like God's country! Great photos - love the giraffe!!!

Carver said...

Great shots of a beautiful place.

Gaelyn said...

The BBQ area looks like an inviting place to sit and enjoy the view, especially when it includes giraffes. I look forward to seeing them when in SA in March.

fiberdoodles said...

Beautiful pictures!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Great shots, superb colors; almost felt the breeze from those wide landscapes filling my lungs.
I really miss South Africa!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These photographs are absolutely magnificent. I can't get over the colors and how beautiful Africa is. And the giraffe! That is probably my favorite wild animal. He is amazing! I can't even think of what it would be like to see him in his natural habitat like that. Just amazing.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you...


Sheila :-)

Light and Voices said...

Wowza! You are so lucky to have a view of a giraffe. We go to a zoo to see a giraffe. Nice blog!
Joyce M

Hootin' Anni said...

That is amazing!!!!! Absolutely amazing. Thank you for the wonderful educational trip while visiting.


Gena D said...

Hi Evelyn - thanks 4 visiting - it is a gorgeous place indeed!! It's a game lodge, so they have giraffe and other wild game (except the dangeroud types like lion , rhino, hippo etc.)

Gena D said...

Ferreira-Pinto - thanks for popping by! glad you enjoyed the post - seems anything magalies related really appeals to expats!!
Visit again!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Well this was an unexpected treat. Thanks for sharing such beautiful (and warm) photos...
Living it up at Lakewood,

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful post and gorgeous pictures, Gena. I love the giraffe, like everyone, of course!!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Ed said...

WoW, what a cool place to visit.:-)

Glennis said...

Great place, I like the palisade around to keep out wild animals, plus give you a great viewing platform to see Giraffe etc, and I would love to have a barbecue there.

Regina said...

Beautiful captures!
Happy Outdoor

Cheers and regards.


mitt vattenhål said...

great sceneries and I like that barbecue area, sure would like to be there and try it out :-)

Thanks for comment on my post Gott Nytt År and the photo is a sunrise in a cold winter morning in december 2009

/Christina, Sweden

PS. My Fotobloggs are more understandable for you, mostly written in english :-)

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful your World.
Luiz Ramos

leona said...

Hi Gena, Thanks for create this nice blog and your creative work. I love all your post and photos.

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