I need a fantasy flight to escape the craziness around me. Corrupt officials in charge of parliamentary committees, racism, poverty, poor services. Living in South Africa can get you down.

Then I hear the birds in the garden, see the clear blue winter sky, and I remember what this awesome country has to offer. The Kruger Park, mountains, rivers, stunning vistas.

Come escape with me – these photos are from a wonderful weekend in 2014 celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in the Kruger National Park.