Monday, 22 December 2014

Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Nelspruit (South Africa)

Last Monday we jumped on the car and we went to South Africa in Nelspruit, where we stayed for 4 days.
We had some Christmas shopping over there, as there are a couple of lovely malls (forget this kind of things in Maputo) and where the things are affordable (forget even this in Maputo!) and where we enjoyed a couple of movies with our kids (the last Hobbit and the cartoon from Disney Big Hero 6)!!!

One morning, we decided to visit (a good stroll in the open air was needed!) the Lowveld National Botanical Garden, where we had a lovely walk immersed in the greenery of the African Rainforest and where the silence was interrupted by the roaring of the falls ….

I took the following pictures with my smartphone, as my camera was forgotten in the closet of our hotel room….ooooppppsss…….. !!!!!


…some plastic bottles, but ..

do you see a horse's head, too?

the Balloon Milkweed

the Strangler Fig Tree

Fig Tree

…. Those faces !!!!!

It was not a sunny day and we were not able to see any hippos, but you know what?? It was a very good day spent together with my 3 men, big, medium and little!!!!

xxxx Alessandra


  1. Oooh, what a lovely time! I should come back to South-Africa (hm, should win the lottery) and expl;ore more.

  2. Beautiful pictures from a very nice country.

  3. Dear Ale, what a great impression of what seems to be a beautiful walk. We also take our children for such walks most time in summer in the Alps. Love Tinie

  4. Lovely, thanks for sharing and letting me visit South Africa vicariously through you!
    Kate :}

  5. Haha, some of those signs are hilarious!
    What a beautiful walk Ale, I really enjoyed it!
    And yes, I saw a horsehead too :-). Lots of love from Mirjam.

    1. …. very detailed signs!!!!!
      …. You are the only one who noticed the horse's head : good girl!!!! ;oD
      xoxoxo Ale

  6. What a fantastic place to visit, Ale, plenty to see and plenty of useful signs too :) lovely that you have these wonderful family times all together .
    Helen xox

  7. Such an amazing place and so many amazing things to see - and so many signs to read!!! I hope your travels are all wonderful and safe. Happy Christmas! xx

  8. You came to my Mzansi! Lovely gardens - good that you had an overcast day.
    (I saw the horse...a dark palomino, with white mane? 😄)

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  11. Your photos are so stunning! Thank you for sharing :)

    Ps. visiting South Africa is on my bucket list from a while.


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