Massiv Mornings, with Penny Lebyane, took the road and brought Rocking, Real and Relevant flavour to the Kruger Park Lodge, in Mpumalanga.
With Tourism Month being celebrated in South Africa during the month of September, the vibey Breakfast show took to the road to explore the Mpumalanga province and in true Sihamba Phansi style.
The Massiv Metro taxi breezed through the province’s scenic roads and stopped over at the Kruger Park Lodge in Hazyview – which was home to the team which included Diski queen, Itumeleng Banda; your favourite and the incomparable news anchor Zanele Tshabalala.
From the point of arrival to the return, the trip was nothing short of extraordinary with the team enjoying the hospitality of from the staff of Kruger Park Lodge as well as an out of this world experience at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary Park (https://www.hazyview.elephantsanctuary.co.za/) at the Graskop Gorge.
“We felt right at home and also got to experience some cool things like watching the elephants bath and also getting up close and personal with the giants,” said Kamo Moth.
Kamo Moth, your absolute fave, found herself a bit too close and personal with one elephant in particular, as she ended up sharing a kiss with Kasper the elephant – something she describes as way more than she bargained for.
“The kiss was way too romantic – Kasper really does love the ladies. It was a big, fat, kiss full of vibration and I walked away with some leftover snacks and grass dripping on my neck. Definitely one for the books,” she said.
Of the experience of being hugged by an elephant, Itumeleng Banda says it was scary but good in the end. “I was terrified… yoh. I almost cried. In as much as they say that they are gentle giants, they really are huge and it was a bit scary. But, in the end, I felt I overcame an obstacle because I was scared but I did it anyway,” she added.
The team also received a crash course on the anatomy of the elephant and the team felt like they were back in school as they got a refresher course on the gentle giants and how they live.
Let us not neglect to mention the golden sight of the hippos down at the golf valley as the sunset after all the romance and knowledge with the elephants. It can only be described as the perfect end to paradise.
All in all, the Kruger Park Lodge experience was beautiful and the perfect home away from home for the Massiv Mornings team. Be sure to check it out here: http://www.krugerparklodge.co.za/
A Massiv thank you to Tshepiso Phosa for hosting the Massiv Metro family; and making sure our stay was Rocking, Real and Relevant.