Contributor: Road Trip With Jay
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not one for camping, I’m just not that kind of girl, I just simply am not built in that way. I was however looking for something different to do for the New Year. The plan was a simple one, me and my best friend Jay wanted to do a road trip, an epic road trip and the destination needed to be a place we had never been before or something we had never done before and above all else it needed to be close to the ocean. Jay found Sand River Getaway online and we made the commitment to have our first ever "glamping" trip. We took on the 1368 Km trip in a way that only people who had never driven that distance would. We were ill prepared by any standards but we were very determined to have a good time. I knew before we even went on the trip that it would be significant for the both of us, I knew it was one of those trips that would change us as individuals but also as friends. I wanted to start the New Year with a fresh outlook on life, wanted to go into 2017 feeling like the best version of myself.
We arrived at Sand River very late due to an argument we had in some small weird town in the Free State, I had driven from that point. When we arrived I had been up for tooo long and I had had way tooo much sun but I could not help but notice the stars. Sand River Getaway is an Eco getaway that is run completely on solar power, and the first thing that hit me upon arrival was just how dark the sky was and how the stars seemed to litter the sky in what I can only describe as a dance. It was like walking into a party and everyone and everything there sparkled. There was a sense of adventure and calm in the air, and immediately I knew we had made the right choice.
Thank you Sand River Getaway for your hospitality and for creating a space where one can recharge and go back to basics without feeling like you are Bear Grills.
This is what driving a total of 2736Km with your bestie has taught me
I look forward to more adventures