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The Wedding

Whoa what a weekend !!!! I think there are quite a few tired little and big faces right about now 🙂

Lets rewind a little thou … Friday: it was unfortunately time to leave the lodge and Kruger Park, but we were heading to the wedding so it wasn’t all bad 🙂

The lodge where Charmaine and Lance are getting married is on the other side of Jo’Burg so we headed almost all the way back to home and then veered off in the direction of the lodge.

We arrived at the lodge about half 4 and checked into our digs for the next few days.

Zebra Lodge 2
Zebra Lodge 2
Doing it hard in Africa
Doing it hard in Africa
Looking up to one of the other lodges
Looking up to one of the other lodges

We were then treated to a lovely cool and cooling lightening and rain storm before it blew on through.

Lovely rain
Lovely rain

Once the storm blew through and it was time for dinner we all assembled on the lawn for a scrumptious braai.

The amazing lawns, fire pit and braai area
The amazing lawns, fire pit and braai area

Saturday morning we opted for a drive around the lodge and saw …

Blesbok
Blesbok
I think someone is lost (an Eland amongst the zebra)
I think someone is lost (an Eland amongst the zebra)
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Jimbo the Giraffe

We also saw some Nyala, but we didn’t spot the sables in the morning but were lucky enough to see them later that afternoon and the buffalo also decided to hide.

Once we had had some lunch it was time to get ready for the big event.

The reception area all set up
The reception area all set up

The wedding was just beautiful. The boys were absolutely dashing,

The boys - Ross, Dylan and Lance
The boys – Ross, Dylan and Lance

The brides maids beautiful as always and the bride looked amazing!

Father and Daughter
Father and Daughter
Mr and Mrs Theron
Mr and Mrs Theron
The Family
The Family

The tables looked fabulous

Table settings
Table settings

Papa Frank gave a brilliant speech

Papa Frank
Papa Frank

The best man (Lances son Dylan) ensured there was not a dry eye in the house by the time he smashed his speech!

Dylan
Dylan

The groom had a hard act to follow but he did ok I guess 🙂

The Groom
The Groom

The food was once again scrumptious

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Entree
Mains
Mains

We partied late into the night and everyone had a fantastic night.

Sunday morning we had breaky, loaded up the cars and trailer with all the wedding gear and started to make our way back to Jo’Burg with a stop in at Bela Bela for lunch with the ‘family’ before making the final trek back to jozi.

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To Kruger we go

Monday morning and it was time to leave the soon-to-be married to themselves for the week whilst we headed north to Kruger National Park. Frank and Shirley were loaning us their unit at Kruger Park Lodge which was just awesome of them to do.

So with all of our gear and food loaded up and hopefully the crazy highway traffic disappearing we started the drive north. We arrived in Kruger late in the afternoon and settled into the unit.

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The lodge
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The lodge

Once we were settled we headed up to the hippo hide to see what the crazy most dangerous animal in Africa was up to!

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Poor little guy has seen better days
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No mum isnt eating baby 🙂
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This little guy was having a ball !

With the light fading we headed back to the unit to light the braai and settle in for the night.