Today I am officially 19 weeks. Baby G is the size of a Mango/ large Grapefruit, depending on which app you have! My belly is getting bigger and bigger and my hips wider. So far so good! I’ll do a proper update soon.
I’ve been asked a few times if we are going to embark on a Babymoon. It’s the latest travel trend and it’s not something that Sox and I have planned, but I never need an excuse to peruse over places to explore.
I think we live in one of the best countries to explore. We honestly have everything we need right here – oceans, safaris, mountains, you name it, we have it. It became even more evident when I scrolled through https://www.accommodirect.com.
It boasts 20 000 listings, in 2 000 locations with 10 000 reviews. I also love that it gives you suggestions on where to stay, where to eat, what to do, the nightlife, how to travel and other interesting facts. In fact if you click on each place below, I’ve linked it to the pages with all the info you need.
Here are some Babymoon ideas:
Blyde River Canyon, located in Mpumalanga, it’s the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment and is one of the largest canyons on Earth. Probably one of the best viewing points is God’s Window. Around the region there are beautiful waterfalls: Lone Creek Falls, Mac Mac Falls and the Berlin and Lisbon Falls.
I went to God’s Window when I was a little girl, with my parents and I remember being in absolute awe. I’d love to revisit as an adult today.
There are some beautiful lodges to stay at, complete with spas which cater for pregnancy and it would incredibly special to see these views.
Pilanesburg have some of the most magnificent safari lodges and this would be particularly special to us as we had our mini honeymoon there after our wedding. It would be so romantic to go back to the place we had our mini honeymoon and now celebrate our baby moon there. We particularly loved Legacy Lifestyle’s Tshukudu Lodge.
Since I’m having a Winter Baby, it will be Autumn/Winter, so it would be romantic to be in front of the fire place again, in fluffy robes whilst enjoy the sounds of nature.
A little closer to home, which might be easier, is going to Paternoster. It’s a sleepy fishing village that has a whole lot of soul (and probably sole too.) It’s possibly one of the most peaceful and beautiful places on the West Coast. I love the white washed, thatch houses, brightly coloured fishing boats and beach sand that is as soft as powder.
It’s pretty romantic in Autumn/Winter, as you can bundle up and do beach walks, cosy up with hot chocolate in front of fire places and indulge in the delicious restaurants.
Take a look at Accommodirect and day dream about your next adventure. Where would you love to travel this year?