My ranger told me today to write to you folx that I am still alive. After having seen Elefants, Kudus, Gnus, Tigers, Girafs, Zebras, Wild Dogs, Buffalos, thousands of birds, millions of insects, but desperately seeking the black rhinos, I am sitting here writing you a short message. I am in Jaci’s Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve. This is close to Sun City. A 3.5 hrs drive north-west of Johannesburg in South Africa. Here everything is private. No one may drive into this game reserve without a permission, without a reservation in one of the 4- and 5-star hotel resorts.
But be careful, when driving here: suddenly you are in front of a wild animal. And some of them -see above – could be dangerous. So when checking in I had to sign a paper that when behaving wrong I also could get hurt or die… thanx a lot so far. But here at Jaci’s Safari Lodge everything is safe. Well, yesterday evening a Stachelschwein was sitting in front of my own lodge. By the way: this lodge is absolutely open to nearly every side. I am looking from my bed into the bush, I can hear the birds, the animals. And this morning while preparing for breakfast I saw a Erdmaennchen just in front of me. Lovely.
And the food. Here @ Jaci’s they prepare wonderful dishes. Even though the lamb yesterday evening was far away from beeing red inside, almost closer to a leather shoe, but the ideas, the mixture of african and international style is delicious. The chefs are coming from other lodges, they learned in a chef’s academy and now they have some trainees here to give the know-how to the next generation.
I must close now. In some minutes Kate will give me an african full body massage. Just check my Twitter messages. I will keep you updated in-between. Cheers.
Götz A. Primke did a complete hotel business apprenticeship in a 5 star hotel in Berlin and completed his university years at the university of applied sciences in Munich with a degree as Diplom-Betriebswirt in tourism economics. Following some years as editor in a german renowned hotel business magazine he started to work as freelance journalist, travel journalist, travel blogger, food journalist and food blogger. His articles are published in german newspapers, magazines, web-sites and on his own platform Le Gourmand http://www.legourmand.de/ . He writes about travel, destinations, hotels, restaurants, food & beverages, cooking, gourmandise cuisine and everything that tastes good.