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.
Just 157 km from Johannesburg, you can find herds of elephant, excellent rhino sightings, beautiful sundowner spots, roomy shaded campsites and quiet hides to watch giraffe lapping up water as the sun shakes the sleep from its eyes.
Last year I escaped Joburg bustle for a weekend away in the Magaliesberg with my (not so) little sister. I was on assignment for Getaway Magazine finding five of the best places to stay (published in February 2014) and the owners of Phefumula luxury self-catering cottages were kind enough to host both of us.