It happens quite often that the buildings in the city start pushing you into a corner. This then requires a time of solitude, rest, good people and the bush. A break where you can just regroup and have tons of fun in the process.
As you leave the city behind and the buildings are being replaced by the beauty of the bush, you reach the Walmannsdal turn-off and steer away from the N1 towards Polokwane. A few turns are required, but finally, you reach the gate of Windpomp and when the gate closes behind you, it is like the rat race and life problems stay behind – even if it is just for a little while. You are greeted by Springboks, Zebras, Waterbuck and several other species of wildlife. Just a reminder that nature called a timeout.
Once you get in, you are welcomed like family by your (and may I add handsome) hosts Dawid and Ruben. They really go out of their way to make you feel like you have just arrived home for a family visit. From an amazing breakfast in the mornings to some rubber arm turning for a list of shooters, to ensure that everyone is fed during the day and chatting to guests like you are their brother. I have never experienced more welcoming hosts before.
Your comfort here is a top priority and the facilities in and outside of the accommodation were really impressive. There are a number of options for accommodation available, and it will definitely not require you to sell an organ. It is tidy, neat and clean. You can also see a lot of effort goes into keeping the bar area, eating area, premises, hot and cold swimming pools and all the rest it has to offer, looked after.
Yes, it was my first time, but the question is always: Will you go back? The answer to this question is For-damn-sure! It has been one of the best weekends away I have had in a long time.
For the atmosphere, hosts, comfort, quiet (depends on you how quiet you want to keep your time away), peacefulness and value for money, this is a definite must-do!