Saturday, June 29, 2013

African Houses

We walked into a magnificent holiday house at Na'ankuse due to some vagaries of bookings.  Huge four bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, swimming pool, out at the end of about 5 Kim's of rough road from the lodge.  Gorgeous vista out across the veldt.

Here's the house.

You can see how isolated it is from this picture.  Notice the chimney shaped like a bird.

Here's the room where Wayne and I were.

Here's the dining room.

Beautifully decorated but missing some things we would take for granted back in Canada, like heating and air conditioning and double glazed windows.  Basically you have to be ready to take the weather as it comes, and cope.  It was CHILLY in the morning and late in the evening.

Best of all was our ability to see wildlife right from our yard.  When we returned this morning, there was a duiker visiting in the yard.  Apparently, it had spent a lot of time at the Na'ankuse farm, but had drifted over to our place.  It was not at all skittish, as you can see.

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