It was my birthday on Thursday, 16th June and what a birthday it was, probably the most memorable birthday I’ve ever had and it was all compliments of Buy A Gift Experience!
As a blogger, I won’t lie, I get spoiled…. a lot with weekly blogger drops, press packs and other interesting pressies. I have a bathroom cabinet overflowing with bath, body and other beauty products, I have a roof over my head, food in my tummy, a stable job, a cupboard full of clothes, even when I complain about having nothing to wear. Basically, in a nutshell I have everything I could need and don’t really want for anything.
So what do you buy for the person who has everything?
Or who needs and wants for nothing? That special someone in your life that you’d like to spoil but you’re at a loss as to what to get them?
Buy A Gift Experience!
This company literally has something for everybody. From adventure packages, to romance packages and spa packages, ideas for him and ideas for her, even romantic date night packages so when they contacted me and requested to send my husband and I on an experience, in exchange for a review, I had a REALLY hard time choosing a package, but in the end, settled on this one:
A full country breakfast, followed by a horse trails safari and romantic picnic
And what an incredible day it was, our first stop was our country breakfast at the Serendipity Art Cafe which is an undiscovered gem.
Built on an excavated shallow seabed, formed some 2300 million years ago, it’s the most fascinating spot with really hospitable and charming staff and perfect for kids too. The food was fantastic, we started off with coffee and juice, fruit, yoghurt and muesli.
Which was followed by a full cook up breakfast. Walter and I then took our coffee and went exploring in the amazing and incredible gardens. This place is beautiful you guys, bring your children, there is a massive play area, rabbits, chickens, ducks, peacocks and just tons of place for your kids to explore and adventure.
I also loved how the garden is made up of a maize of pathways, with tables hidden in alcoves so there’s no chance you land up sitting on top of anyone else. I could have spent another hour there just exploring!
The restaurant itself is packed with arts and crafts and interesting trinkets, so when you’re done spending time exploring the gardens and the paintball arena, you could browse through all the goods on offer in store, including home made artisinal foods and goods like flavored chutneys etc etc.
Once we were done eating and exploring, we headed over to La Wiida Lodge for our horse back safari.
Walter was really dreading this. He is a completely inexperienced horse rider, having only ridden about 3 times in his life and as a result, he’s really scared of horses but turns out, we were in great hands with Harties Horse Trail Safaris.
The staff paired us up with the perfect horses, Walter got a really lazy boy named Patat who was happy just to plod along at the slowest walk possible and follow the trail, while I landed up on Frida, an Arabian Boerde perd cross who had a bit of spunk in her and she was happy to get up close and personal on the trail and also break into a little trot or canter every time I encouraged her.
We had an incredible safari! Our guide, Daniel, was an absolute gem! Knowledgeable, encouraging and helpful throughout our safari and full of fun too!
He also introduced us to Frankie! At first I thought he was joking when he said Frankie was a tame zebra, but he wasn’t, and I made sure to get some good zebra cuddles in.
We also spotted the lodge’s new acquisition, a Golden Wildebeest. I have never seen one before! What a site, he is just beautiful, fully integrated into the herd of blue Wildebeest, he stands out a mile away and it was incredible to see.
We saw so many incredible animals and sites on our safari, it was such an awe-inspiring experience. Seriously, if you have friends visiting from overseas, you HAVE to take them.
At the end of our safari, we enjoyed a simple, but delightful picnic, complete with champagne and chocolates! And visitors too!
This day was just the most incredible and memorable day. I loved every minute of it. The places we visited, the things we saw, the experience itself, it has created memories for me that will last a lifetime and THAT is for me, so much more precious than any gift anyone could give me.
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