Location: 50 kilometers from Nelson Mandela Bay, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Take N2 in direction of Grahamstown. Just past Blue Water Bay, take the turn-off to Addo. Kudu Ridge is approximately 22 kilometers before the village of Addo on the left hand side of the road.
Date Visited: 8 – 10 June 2012 (Winter)
Accommodation: We stayed in comfortable safari tents. Kudu Ridge also offers chalet accommodation. The tents are neatly furnished and each tent have its own bathroom with shower, as well as coffee-making area veranda.
What we did: We lounged, talked, read, drove through Addo Elephant National Park enjoyed the company of friends family.
Recommendation: Kudu Ridge is very well positioned in proximity to the Addo Elephant National Park. It is well suited for a relaxed family weekend and perfect for conferencing or team building in groups of forty or less. There is no ‘self-catering’ option, which is nice, since Brian Jenny create wonderful food and not having dishes or clean up is part of the fun of spending time at Kudu Ridge.
Website: Kudu Ridge
Tribe Special: Mention the ‘Traveling Tribe’ claim free accommodation meals for your own children under the age of twelve for a 2-night stay, for a family of minimum two adults, until the end of August 2012.
We met the Stevnsons at the corner of Westmead Old Seaview Road.
It was just after two on this cold winter’s afternoon.
We’d been looking forward to this weekend. For both our families it would be a weekend of firsts. Our first time to travel together. our first time to stay in safari-tent accommodation.
Our children were ecstatic. They were looking forward to the opportunity to spend a whole weekend with Gary Jane’s daughter.
Our worlds are somewhat different.
Ashleigh is schooled at one of our city’s well-known private schools. Our children find education under Zuko’s guidance in the privacy of our little wooden house on the not so little hill.
Gary Jane both run their own companies.
Gary runs Organic Footprint.
Jane runs with Jane Stevenson Associates.
Even though our worlds are somewhat different, our values or what we value is surprisingly similar.
This is something I’ve noticed more more. People finding each other in what they value not so much in where they come from or how they would be defined in archaic social terms.
We all value our children’s education.
We give expression to this in different ways, but our high regard for the education our children receive our willingness to adjust our lifestyle, so that an exceptional education may be had, is something we share.
As is a love for our environment.
An awareness of how contaminated