Monday, 29 March 2010

On the Road again...

Well 2010 is already flying by so fast. The 1st Kruger Park tour of this year has come & gone – after the first couple of months being very busy moving and Alfie working furiously to get things done to have the Guest House up & running by May – for our 1st guests.

With a lovely family on safari, this trip was somehow very special. So there was Vanna, together with her daughter Roxanne, her son Dan with his wife Kathy and their son Dane from the USA. Miranda joined from London and Gloria & Laurence from Italy.

Miranda had a long awaited wish to spend an “independent” holiday – and she chose Southern Africa with Epic, and it was a wildlife adventure!

The usual special treats of every trip were very much enjoyed – Jessica the Hippo kept everyone very entertained. Very sadly, Savanna the Cheetah is no more – she had matured into a well-known Icon, because everyone loved her, but after a full life, nature took its course. Her 4 cubs have now taken their place of attraction for visitors and entertain our game walk in the bush...

Here are some comments from Miranda & Gloria:



For a REALLY wonderful week.

It already seems like a different life!

AND I got home just before the worst of the BA strike, thank goodness!



PS thank Sabine too


I've been back almost a week and thought I'd finally send some feedback all about our wonderful holiday.

Laurence and I had a great time, we didn't really know what to expect but I would have absolutely no hesitation in booking another Epic tour in the future. Alfie is extremely knowledgeable and informative, in fact the game drives conducted by him were the best and the ones where we saw the greatest number of animals.

He is also good at repairing vehicles, which is definitely an advantage when you are in the middle of nowhere, not to mention that he can put together a tasty meal for a group in no time. I haven't actually seen him doing the washing up, though. Thank you Charles!

All in all I'd say we had good fun, it's been a great experience and the truck and the accommodation were clean and comfortable.

Thank you!

Ciao, Gloria


New photos of the rooms at our Epic Guest House will follow soon - we are just waiting for the final furniture!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bathroom 2 with accessibility aids!

Hi all,
We finished our en-suite bathroom of the Master (family) room.

The shower is spacious and has a fold up shower chair (or our commode can also be used:), extendible shower head, & grab-rails.
Lots of turning space in the bathroom with non-slip tiles for your safety. A 'swivel-bath' seat is available.
A large 'wheel under' sink, a toilet with drop-down grab-rails and a small sink close to it for your convenience!
We do have another drop down grab-rail for the other side of the toilet but it feels like you are on a throne! So we left it off for now but we can add it any time for you! Just let us know when you are coming :)

More updates coming soon.....

-Alfie and Sabine

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Bathroom with accessibility aids!

Hi all, we have the first 2 bathrooms ready! Shower seats, Grab-rails, shower-extensions etc. all ready for you! We made sure to give you especially large bathroom areas for manoeuvrability.

En-suite roll-in shower with extend-able shower head, lots of turning space with grab-rails folded up and out of the way:

Special non-slip tiles are use for the whole bathroom floors for your comfort.

Roll-in shower with fold down grab rail, shower seat and still ample space for your wheelchair next to you:

Basin with leg-space for wheelchairs, toilet with grab rails and lots of transferring space.
Light and airy for your comfort.

More pictures of other 3 bathrooms coming soon :)