Kurisa Moya

Log cabin accommodation in Magoebaskloof:

Type: log cabin accommodation

Aprox cost: R1 000 per person per night

Website: http://www.krm.co.za

My wife and myself packed our pannier boxes on the Wednesday night, with basic clothing items to see us through a long weekend in the bush. Early the next morning we loaded the bike (BMW R1200GS Adv) and filled up the tank and got on the road. It is approx 350 kms from JHB, 3 and a half hours ride up the N1 through Polokwane.

“Kurisa Moya is situated in the Limpopo Province near Magoebaskloof. The comfortable and unpretentious Magoebaskloof accommodation is in log cabins, a cottage with views or a spacious farmhouse all found in peaceful, private settings surrounded by mountains, indigenous forest, rivers and bushveld.” – website

The log cabins are set in the forest, secluded and private where you can enjoy a break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. No electricity means no TV and no other technological hindrances. No signal means no phone calls and no internet, just peaceful birds singing in the trees, lots of reading and some beautiful forest walks. This will revitalize body, mind, soul and bring you and your partner closer together. The evenings were spent around the log fireplace (it was winter) and playing games and talking to each other. That is something that you don’t see couples do anymore, just look at couples in restaurants nowadays, everyone is on their phones and iPads. People don’t speak to each other anymore.

This was an amazing getaway and much needed after the past 6 months pressure and turmoil at work. Time seemed to stand still.

The nature reserve offers nature walks, 4×4 trails, fly fishing in the dams, bird watching and home to the Samango and Vervet monkeys high in the trees. There are some key landmarks on the reserve with a Cabbage tree that is 11.65 metres around the circumference at the base of the tree.

Sadly Sunday we had to pack up and load up the bike and start the long trek back to civilization and the city.

This is one to revisit in the future.

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