Our 6h journey from Johannesburg airport towards Kruger and our lodge started by 2 hours of driving through the vast plains along highways N4 and N12, along which we also took a short pit stop at Milly’s.
The scenery then changed to more hilly and green – simply amazing. Also the road became smaller (yet fairly good) as we turned to R539 and R37 towards north. We also to a short break to admire the scenery.
Then, it was already time for lunch and getting our first taste of South Africa’s excellent cuisine at The Wild Fig Tree restaurant. There we ordered local trout, kudu medallions, crocodile skewers and springbok carpaccio, among others. Yummy!