South Africa has a brand new country on its doorstep. Well, sort of. To celebrate 50 years of independence in 2018 (and the King’s 50th birthday) Swaziland was renamed the Kingdom of eSwatini. Last year, I visited for a 1000-kilometre weekend break.
We left the office at three on Friday and I had no idea where we were headed. All it takes is "Let's have a surprise weekend adventure" and I'm there.
It's been exactly a year since the last visit to Dream Lodge and our second stay in one of the lodge's secluded, simple stone cottages was even better. Agama Cottage is a truly idyllic escape for two.
Sometimes city weekends get bogged down in to-do lists, expensive parties and pure laziness. Summer's still here, the rivers are flowing, the veld lush and the great outdoors beckons. Drive 40-minutes in the direction of Hartbeespoort and do one of the Hennops Hiking Trails.