Mokaikai Girls Trip

Early March I joined a group of girls to the bush for a 3 night stay in Bela Bela.
After the speed in which Jan & Feb passed us, as well as coming out of the second wave of Covid in SA, it was such a welcome vacay!

I didn’t know many of the girls at all, and only actually knew 3 in total. One being my best friend, Leigh, and the other two good friends of hers whom I had spent some time with on visits to JHB.

The place we stayed at offered servicing of the rooms and main area, as well as two bush drives a day (although us lazy moms only really went on one per day).

The venue is sadly not open to the public, but here are some pics of the fun we had.

Leigh, Jade and I travelled through from JHB together and en route, just before arriving at the reserve we pulled over for ice. We had no idea the fun that was to be had inside the infamous “JakkalsGat” 🙂

There were more animals than people inside the pub, but it was brimful of heritage, history and culture. The owner was such a lovely guy, and two coronas later, we had settled nicely into BelaBela. Did I mention there was a piglet who’s party trick was eating a sucker and spitting out the paper and stick? YUP!

Our next adventure was 3 full nights in the beautiful, private lodge, Mokaikai.

The 3 nights and 4(ish) days consisted of game drives, chilling, sunset drinks, mimosa for brekki, dancing at night and just a whole lot of laughs and fun!

We agreed to each do a meal, which worked out really well. The food was all outstanding!

Such a pity this little gem is not open to the public! Thankfully SA has so many beautiful lodges and reserves to visit!

My wardrobe in above pics:
Jeans: ZARA
Black chill pants: ZARA
Tops: ZARA
Costume: Granadilla

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Author: Shan Fourie

Shan Fourie is a busy mom of three, based in Ballito, and is a full-time lifestyle blogger/Content Creator. With over 14 years of experience in marketing, Shan began blogging in 2018, and embarked into full-time content creation in 2021. Shan uses her platform to share brands, businesses as well as to raise awareness and funds for causes and initiatives close to her heart. Somewhat of an activist, Shan has helped bring people together for multiple causes, including A21 Walk for Freedom, multiple Bone Marrow & Blood drives, a peaceful protest to stop NetCare Alberlito from closing its paeds ward, as well as other movements she is passionate about. Her biggest focus this year is on raising funds, alongside The Rise Up Movement, for a GBV safe house in Kwadukuza, along with a lab for facilitating rape-kits on site, instead of having to send them to Pretoria. Shan is an official Ambassador for (a) The SA Bone Marrow Registry, (b) the Red Movement (a movement intent on eradicating period poverty), and (c) and a partner of the Rise Up Movement - an NPO that stands against GBV, Child abuse, and Human Trafficking. Shan was a Mrs South Africa 2022 finalist, 2023 CANSA ambassador for Mrs South Africa, and Discovery Bank was her gold sponsor. Shan is also the official Wellness influencer for Gateway Theatre of Shopping and The Pencil Club Umhlanga. Shan believes that wellness is all-encompassing - mental, physical and emotional. She believes it is important to keep your life clean of toxicity. Self-care is super important to her.

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