Why part 1, you may be asking yourself?  That’d be because I cannot do anything half-hearted, so we are coming back for another African adventure in October to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.  I would tell you to hold on, but that would be cruel as at the speed I write this, it will likely be around 2020 before you hear about it.

Both Botswana and the Seychelles are during their rainy season, whilst it’s the busiest month of the year for luxury hospitality in Cape Town and surrounding areas due to the perfect weather.  Depending on your perspective, it may have been peak for almost 3 years in Cape Town based on the lack of rain.  Yet much to my surprise due to my hidden talent of cursing the weather, it rained for a mere matter of minutes within the Seychelles, and less than an hour combined across 9 days in Botswana.  Somehow I managed to take on the weather and actually win.  After all my attempts at going on holiday during the peakest of peaks and still succumbing to rain, I gave in, saved some money and went off-peak.

The itinerary read as follows:

  • North Island, Seychelles (2nd visit)
  • The Saxon, Johannesburg (3rd visit)
  • Kings Pool, Botswana
  • Vumbura Plains South, Botwana
  • Abu Camp, Botswana
  • Little Mombo, Botswana
  • Four Seasons, Johannesburg
  • The Silo, Cape Town
  • La Residence, Franschhoek

My plan is to review all of them.  Yet I never stick to my plans, so I imagine I will manage to write about 4 of them, as I’m heading away to Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia in just 2 weeks.  The clock is ticking.

First up, a revisit to North Island.

Tom Cahalan

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