Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012 Road Trip, Limpopo

Christmas 2012 will be remembered s being yet another Road Trip Adventure. This time destination Limpopo for Christmas with the family.
This time I opted to travel via the Old Road from Modimolle (Nylstroom) skipping out the Bela Bela (Warmbaths) section. In hindsight I should have stuck to the highway. The roads between each town where fairly quite but once in each town I hit traffic nightmare in small dorpies. I diverge from the real reason for taking the off the beaten track route, that of getting a photo of the Fruit & Veg sellers along the roadside.

Christmas day was a true treat as my mother had booked for us to have lunch at Mosaic in Duwielskloof. Mosaic is based on the Alon farm which is a Christian Kibbuts. The restaurant is such fun and the menu although very long offered some delectable food. Three starters, a main and a dessert all eaten over a 4 hour period so a slow and leisurely lunch. For my main I opted for the Venison Fillet which I have to admit was divine. 

The images below are just a few of the venue and decor. I hope to get back soon and shoot a wedding at Mosaic as the venue lends itself to some amazing photo possibilities filled with the aroma of Frangipani.

I loved this water feature with the water slowly dripping over the rocks

The view across the pool to the lowveld

View back towards Mosaic

Interior of Mosaic

The divine passion fruit and lemon syllabub trifle

Pygmy Kingfisher I spotted on our way home.

Lesser double collared sunbird enjoying my mom's garden.