Clan Firefly is heading over the Zuurberg into the southern Karoo tomorrow for a couple of nights at Kuzuko Lodge and Ann's Villa. We're starting out at Kuzuko Lodge for the first night before moving on to Ann's Villa for the next two. Kuzuko Lodge is a 5 star lodge and lies in a private concession in the northern part of the Addo Elephant National Park while Ann's Villa started out in 1864 as an inn on the Zuurberg Pass when it was the main road north. The whole idea behind the weekend is to get away from the city to the Karoo with its uninterrupted views and flowering aloes, where the evening silence is only broken by the howl of the black-backed jackal and sunrise is accompanied by the melody of bird song.
The aloes in the picture are next to the Swartkops River at Redhouse outside Port Elizabeth and seeing them just got me more excited about our trip with aloes in full bloom at the moment.