Relaxing in the Waterberg

Last year was a year where “Keeping up with the Walkers” both in the road races as well as work & life proved to be a tough task. So getting away from it all was such sweet reward.

It’s the second year that we’ve started our December holidays by heading out to the Waterberg. It’s a week of doing absolutely nothing except for loads of eating, drinking and relaxing and is the best way to wash away some of the stresses of the year.

To be surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, visited by warthogs and buck in the afternoons and engulfed in a star-filled sky each night, the Waterberg is a magnificent escape. I left my phone in the bedroom and soaked up as much sun and quiet time as I could.

Pity it flies by so quickly…

Thunderstorm approaching KK, DSM & Daniel heading down to the river Drinks Hut at the river Fun down at the river MTB route markings Catching tadpoles Oupa Piet Mountain biking MTB Evenings around the fire Conversation down at the river KK and sundowners

IMG_2810 Fishing Lazy afternoon walks down to the river - Lindani Simon enjoying the supa-tube KK watching the sun setting Waterberg sunset

Every runner needs to rest

When KK and I were invited by our close friends to spend a long weekend with them and some others at a holiday camp called Lindani in the Waterberg, we jumped at the opportunity. We never really take any long weekend breaks and decided it might be a good idea to take advantage of the December 16th long weekend.

With a car boot packed full of food, drinks and cozzies, off we went…

Lindani is a 3800ha game farm in the Waterberg 275kms north of Johannesburg situated on the Palala and Melk rivers. It has eight secluded houses and lodges, each with its own pool. We hired out Motseng, which is 4 lodges, sleeping 18 people.

Our days comprised of nothing else but eating, sleeping, laughing and relaxing…

LINDANI MOTSENG LODGE

 DOWN AT THE RIVER…

SUNDOWNERS…

GOOD FRIENDS…

We had all intentions of running and even took our running kit with us. But the running shoes stood at the door and the Energades on ice. We were just too relaxed to run. I guess every runner needs that once in a while…