Within ten minutes of arriving at Aquila Private Game Reserve yesterday, I was within a foot of this beautiful cheetah.
Aquila Game Reserve is about two hours away from Cape Town. Admittedly the actual experience felt more like Disney's Animal Kingdom than a genuine African safari, but it didn't make the animals any less breathtaking.
After a two hour drive around the game reserve and plenty of animal sighting, we had lunch at the lodge. Loved the lighting in the lodge!
At lunch I spotted these beaded wire animal busts and fell in love.
I know I'm from Texas... land of hunters and genuine animal trophies, but these sculptural pieces are much more my speed. They are so beautiful in person. I found a few vendors online. There are pieces out there for more sophisticated spaces...
and more playful spaces. These would be adorable in a nursery.
I'm keeping my eyes open for these in Cape Town. Maybe I'll bring a "trophy" home with me.