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Monday, 21 October 2013

How the other half lives.

This weekend past I had the privilege of seeing how the other half lives. My sister in law, (ex wife's sister) and her husband invited the Italian leprechaun and I to spend a weekend, Friday to Sunday, with them at the exclusive resort/golf estate, on the Lower KZN South Coast, where they own a villa. The whole resort is built in a Mediterranean style, thus the "villa". I will write more about this place, but for now some pictures of the environment and some of the amazing bird life.

The other staff members at school wanted to know how we managed to get Friday off, I wonder if they've never heard of brown nosing? (Well something like that, just ask nicely, if you don't ask you don't get).

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Above is a picture from the estates country club where we had a late breakfast on Saturday morning. In view is part of the tournament class 18 hole golf course. There is also a 9 hole golf course.

 
One of the many beautiful views in this "paradise", it's all one can call it. In the background one of the hundreds of "villas".
 
 
Cape glossy starling in all iridescent beauty. The bird and animal life here are incredibly  tame, and the vegetation lush and verdant.
 
 
Miles and miles of pristine beaches, South Africa has +/- 3,000 miles of beautiful beaches. KZN is on the Indian ocean, with the warm Mozambican current flowing south down the coast.
 
 
Low tide and wet sand gleaming like a mirror.
 
 
Dabbling. This Egyptian goose was literally at my feet, I could have touched it.
 
 
The only negative aspect, I'm sure it's not constitutional, at least shouldn't be. I won't be exaggerating much if I say there aren't many private resorts/estates in the world measure up to this place. You got the money they got a place for you.

2 comments:

L. D. said...

Yes, it certainly does not look like my half of my world. It is a beautiful place.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Some got it, some don't. Me, I'm in the don't crowd.