As many of you correctly guessed from my last post, I recently spent a good chunk of time in South Africa sampling various beers, liquors, and wines. I've been back home for about a week now, recovering and rehydrating, as it were.
While a good time was had by all (i.e. me), I must admit that I've returned home with a very noticeable dearth of food porn stored in my camera's memory card. After all, this was a "work" trip, so a majority of my meals were relegated to the buffet at whatever hotel/resort I happened to be staying at (not that I'm complaining). As far as the subject on which I was assigned to drink write about, you'll have to wait for my article to publish (if and when that ever happens).
In spite of my buffet blues, I did manage to squeeze in some incredible meals "on the outside" consisting of ostrich, Namibian oysters, Springbok carpaccio, biltong, lamb, lamb, and lamb. Alas, no photographic evidence exists for these culinary finds.
In addition to the great food and drink I had in South Africa, the scenery was just amazing. Amazing, I say! South Africa is truly a beautiful country--one that I hope to revisit again with my family one day.
Although I have no food pictures (what kind of blog is this?), I do have some shots from my time on a private game reserve in the Kruger National Park region of the South African bush, as well as my time in South African wine country in and around Cape Town. Enjoy.
I spy giraffes from the deck of my room at Kruger Natn'l Park.
See, I told you.
Monkeys also frolicked in the treetops outside my room.
Open Rover for game drives. Safari anyone?
Hungry hungry hippos
Our Rover was fully loaded.
Wine/beer/liquor break out in the bush.
Not a carabao, but a Cape Buffalo.
Black Rhino and baby.
High atop my "steed".
Table Mountain. Cape Town.
Views from Chapman's Peak.
Vineyards in the Stellenbosch area.
Thanks kind sir. But a spit bucket won't be necessary.