“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is the best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.” – Albert Einstein
There are few experiences superior to a quiet weekend escape ensconced in nature. This weekend had all the soulful benefits of camping with all of the luxuries to make it exceptional. While looking for a weekend destination in 2015 I happened to discover Buffalo Drift
. It is close enough to Cape Town to drive after work and far enough to switch off and enjoy a lovely road trip with friends. We decided to head back there for a second time early January to surprise a friend for her thirtieth birthday. She is not one for attention or parties so we thought a quiet girls weekend away would be the perfect way to shower her with love. Gifts are truly special sometimes but I have been trying to rather focus on experiences that create lasting memories and allow us to spend quality time with the people we love most.