It’s long been a dream of mine to travel to South Africa, and finally experiencing it this summer exceeded anything I’d imagined — we both came back inspired and humbled by how much of the world there is to explore.
We saw this within half a mile of landing on a dirt strip in the middle of no where. It was perfect.
This is our room at Singita. Some of the best design I’ve ever seen and juxtoposed by being in the bush – there were hippos below outside just to the left of that tub.
More from right when we landed
Our bedroom. To the right of the glass it’s kind of hard to tell that’s not a reflection, it’s actually another bed outside with a mosquito night so you have the option of sleeping in or out. Magical with the stars.
This was our FIRST night and first drive. We came upon a pride (used to describe a pack of females) of 11 lions at sunset. We then watched them begin to stir, as they do when the sun sets as they’re nocturnal, and track and kill a porcupine, one pulling it’s head and the other its body into two. Kruger national is currently in a drought and our guide attributed them going after such a strange prey, with very little meat, to the dry conditions.
more of our room.
We kind of lucked out and go into the highly acclaimed Pot Luck club in Cape town. It’s many floors up in an an old biscuit mill and I took this from the top http://thepotluckclub.co.za
This was taken at Delaire Graff Estate, our first stop in the Winelands in South Africa. It was absolutely incredible. At this estate in particular there is an art collection worth over $3mm of some pretty incredible sculptures and paintings
Our outside bed on the balcony of our room. Crocodiles, hippos, baboons and waterbuck were always viewable below.
Katie Kime is the founder and creative director of Katie Kime, Inc. and the Bright Living blog. At age seven she was making clay pots and has been creating in some form or fashion ever since. She is the designer and driver behind the company’s 10+ lines of home and fashion, including furniture, fabric, lucite, accessories and apparel, among others. Beyond design, Katie is passionate about entrepreneurship and travel and merging the two whenever the opportunity presents itself. A native of North Carolina, Katie now resides in Austin, Texas but boards a plane as often as possible.