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Nick’s Surprise Birthday Trip To Tala Game Reserve

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I pretty much knew that Nick loved game reserves before I knew his name. It was one of those things he seemed to reiterate over time and so what more of a perfect birthday gift than to pack up and head to Tala in Camperdown.

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I told him to pack everything from running shoes to baggies so that he would have no idea where we were missioning to. I loaded him in the car and I drove us up through the hills on a beautiful sunny autumn day, windows down and blasting Van Morrison.

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Finally after a few wrong turns and flustered phone calls to mom,we arrived at Tala and headed straight for the pool area.Here I unpacked us a picnic of all his favourite foods and we lazed and ate and ate and lazed in between the acacia trees and sunlight.

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Afterwards we headed to the huge vehicles that would take us on a two hour sunset game drive.I cannot explain how fresh the air smells up there and how deeply green everything is. We saw a variety of buck, birds, zebra,giraffe and rhino. It was fun to be on a drive with people from India and America as we were constantly reminded how lucky we were to have to all this on our doorstep.

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