We knew that we just had to go on a safari when we went to South Africa, and ended up booking three nights at a game lodge four hours from Cape Town called the Garden Route Game Lodge. The drive there was beautiful!

Our stay at the Garden Route Game Lodge was so relaxing and amazing as well - we stayed in these little chalets that overlooked the hippo watering hole and could see the elephants from our room! We relaxed by the pool during the day, and went on game drives every morning and evening - it was so neat seeing these magnificent animals. The baby rhino was definitely my favorite - he was such a cheeky little guy and reminded me of our little Lola! We got to see 4 of the "Big 5," - rhino, lion, buffalo, and cheetah - called this name because they are the deadliest animals to hunt by foot in Africa. We also got to try all sorts of game meat - ostrich was by far our favorite...tasted like steak!