Logistics for our little trip: they're such nice logistics. Diesel! Candles! Firewood (we'll bring that. We have to make BIG fires)! Freezing weather!
"The house isn't serviced so please be prepared for a rustic, slightly dusty, cobwebby experience. There are comfy beds with pillows and fitted sheets which get washed erratically. So bring your own bedding + a pillow case.
Then we need to bring drinks and food. There is a gas stove and oven, bodum and all the basic cooking gear so no real constraints there.
And we need diesel, candles, paraffin, firewood and other housy stuff.
I was wondering whether you include me in your food plans, and I'll bring the house & landrover related things?
It will be freezing cold on the open landrover when we go for 'landscape drives' (that's what I call them because sometimes we see no game at all) - so bring gloves, hats, warm gear, poncho, whiskey / whatever it takes to keep warm. Unfortunately we're not free to go in another / your closed vehicle (reserve rules) so we have to do it Thelma & louise style.
A torch is useful (no electricity). Cell phone is not (no range), but there is a landline [deleted]. Maybe we should bring a game or something, like scrabble. Yes - I'll bring scrabble. I believe Andrea can't make it and I haven't invited anyone else (yet) and probably won't get it together before the 5th, so it's just us.
What else? Can't think of anything but will let you know if something crops up.
Me too, I can't wait for Marie to arrive and some good long chats in front of a braai / fire. "