We just can’t take being in lockdown anymore.

After the madness of the past year, we need more than your average beach vacation. We require more luxe, more outdoor fun and definitely more time to relax and check out of life for a while.

If a spectacular off the beaten path resort destination far from the crowds and city lights seems more your vibe, boy do we have news.

The Rooiberg Lodge - South Africa

Imagine sipping sundowners, poolside of course, or even better… on a game drive!

Maybe you prefer to hang next to the watering hole where zebra, Kudu, giraffe and other animals casually stroll by, drink in hand of course. 

If this sounds like your kind of place, you should really check out the Rooiberg Lodge in the village of Van Wykesdorp, South Africa.

That’s right, I said South Africa.

Think it’s a long flight? When was the last time you sat around laughing with your girlfriends and how fast did that time fly by? Not “so far” now is it?

Up for an evening game drive? How about a nice scenic hike through a meandering forest that follows a stream, home to some of the cleanest water on earth?

Filtered by the surrounding plants, it has a subtle hint of lavender and mint.  Leave your water bottle, it is that pristine!

Or, maybe you just want to do something totally different. How about a visit to the olive farm next door?

Home to award winning olive oils and the most incredible thing to go on top of pizza, OLIVE CAVIAR, the Mont Rouge factory is a fantastic place to sample the goods.

The Rooiberg Lodge – South Africa

Offering an onsite restaurant and bar, you can enjoy cool crisp evenings next to a large cozy fireplace while you ponder the all-important question of whether to dine inside or out.

Make no mistake, it will be a very difficult decision. With a modern luxe safari theme, the restaurant is cozy and inviting and offers up the feel of a nice warm fireplace and wafting smell of the dishes coming out of the kitchen.

The food is fantastic and the Springbok Carpaccio is FABULOUS Once I passed the initial shock of learning exactly what Carpaccio is!

You can find various items on the menu from Vegetarian options to stuffed chicken breast and even pizza for the kids.

Honestly, the pizza was amazing and will be your introduction to the best olive caviar you’ve ever tasted.

Pair that with a glass of fine South African wine and what else do you need?

Do yourself a favor and schedule a gin tasting with Ruan.

You will not be disappointed. Who knew gin came infused with Rosemary?

The Rooiberg Lodge is one of a kind, a real escape from the ordinary.

We had to the time of our lives here and highly recommend it for any escape, but especially a girlfriend getaway.

Rooiberg Lodge - South Africa

Shonda & Larissa

By stroke of luck and a chance encounter, we met in an online class and soon discovered we share a real love for adventure, travel and laughter.

An idea was born and we began a collaboration to bring women together for adventure, wellness, and loads of fun.

Deciding to meet in South Africa, we began an epic journey to scout out locations we felt would be a good fit for future girlfriend trips. We found several and are excited to announce that the first inaugural girlfriend trip will take place this September. Hope to see you in South Africa!

Shondalea and Larissa


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