Gifting Memories That Last A Lifetime & {Win} With Buy A Gift Experience


It was my birthday on Thursday, 16th June and what a birthday it was, probably the most memorable birthday I’ve ever had and it was all compliments of Buy A Gift Experience

As a blogger, I won’t lie, I get spoiled…. a lot with weekly blogger drops, press packs and other interesting pressies. I have a bathroom cabinet overflowing with bath, body and other beauty products, I have a roof over my head, food in my tummy, a stable job, a cupboard full of clothes, even when I complain about having nothing to wear. Basically, in a nutshell I have everything I could need and don’t really want for anything. 

So what do you buy for the person who has everything? 

Or who needs and wants for nothing? That special someone in your life that you’d like to spoil but you’re at a loss as to what to get them?

Buy A Gift Experience!

This company literally has something for everybody. From adventure packages, to romance packages and spa packages, ideas for him and ideas for her, even romantic date night packages so when they contacted me and requested to send my husband and I on an experience, in exchange for a review, I had a REALLY hard time choosing a package, but in the end, settled on this one:

A full country breakfast, followed by a horse trails safari and romantic picnic

And what an incredible day it was, our first stop was our country breakfast at the Serendipity Art Cafe which is an undiscovered gem.

Serendipity Art Cafe

Built on an excavated shallow seabed, formed some 2300 million years ago, it’s the most fascinating spot with really hospitable and charming staff and perfect for kids too. The food was fantastic, we started off with coffee and juice, fruit, yoghurt and muesli.

Serendipity Art Cafe

Breakfast at Serendipity Art Cafe

Which was followed by a full cook up breakfast. Walter and I then took our coffee and went exploring in the amazing and incredible gardens. This place is beautiful you guys, bring your children, there is a massive play area, rabbits, chickens, ducks, peacocks and just tons of place for your kids to explore and adventure.  

Serendipity Art Cafe

I also loved how the garden is made up of a maize of pathways, with tables hidden in alcoves so there’s no chance you land up sitting on top of anyone else. I could have spent another hour there just exploring!

Serendipity Art Cafe

Serendipity Art Cafe

The restaurant itself is packed with arts and crafts and interesting trinkets, so when you’re done spending time exploring the gardens and the paintball arena, you could browse through all the goods on offer in store, including home made artisinal foods and goods like flavored chutneys etc etc. 

Once we were done eating and exploring, we headed over to La Wiida Lodge for our horse back safari. La Wiida Lodge

Walter was really dreading this. He is a completely inexperienced horse rider, having only ridden about 3 times in his life and as a result, he’s really scared of horses but turns out, we were in great hands with Harties Horse Trail Safaris

Harties Horse Trail Safaris

Harties Horse Trail Safaris

The staff paired us up with the perfect horses, Walter got a really lazy boy named Patat who was happy just to plod along at the slowest walk possible and follow the trail, while I landed up on Frida, an Arabian Boerde perd cross who had a bit of spunk in her and she was happy to get up close and personal on the trail and also break into a little trot or canter every time I encouraged her.

Harties Horse Trail Safaris


We had an incredible safari! Our guide, Daniel, was an absolute gem! Knowledgeable, encouraging and helpful throughout our safari and full of fun too! 

Harties Horse Trail Safari

He also introduced us to Frankie! At first I thought he was joking when he said Frankie was a tame zebra, but he wasn’t, and I made sure to get some good zebra cuddles in. 

Harties Horse Trail Safari

We also spotted the lodge’s new acquisition, a Golden Wildebeest. I have never seen one before! What a site, he is just beautiful, fully integrated into the herd of blue Wildebeest, he stands out a mile away and it was incredible to see.

Harties Horse Trail Safari

We saw so many incredible animals and sites on our safari, it was such an awe-inspiring experience. Seriously, if you have friends visiting from overseas, you HAVE to take them. 

Harties Horse Trail Safaris

Harties Horse Trail Safaris

Harties Horse Trail Safaris

At the end of our safari, we enjoyed a simple, but delightful picnic, complete with champagne and chocolates! And visitors too! 

Harties Horse Trail Safaris

Harties Horse Trail Safaris

This day was just the most incredible and memorable day. I loved every minute of it. The places we visited, the things we saw, the experience itself, it has created memories for me that will last a lifetime and THAT is for me, so much more precious than any gift anyone could give me.

Buy A Gift Experience has a little gift for you too!

Buy A Gift Experience

Want to win this Scarf & Pamper Gift Box valued at R600? Follow the Rafflecopter entry points below. If you’re not sure how to complete the Rafflecopter Entry form, then here is a quick tutorial that explains is. 

T’s & C’s

  • Entries open to SA residents only.
  • Only Rafflecopter entries will be considered.
  • Competition opens on Monday, 20th June
  • Competition closes on Monday, 27th June
  • Winner will be chosen using a random Rafflecopter draw

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  • Reply nik sey

    another amazing and generous prize. And what a great birthday gift, “experience” gifts always seem to trump material ones

    June 20, 2016 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Eli

    This looks like a whole bunch of fun. The last time I went horse riding with my spouse was when we got engaged. My spouse is adamant that it is an experience never to be repeated.

    June 20, 2016 at 8:19 am
  • Reply paddatjiesema

    That was difficult to choose, even if it was just for fun and not for actually buying. I went between the Russian Side Car and the hot air balloon, and the Tiger Moth, but eventually I decided if money was not a factor I would choose the Rhino Capture Experience (and that’s one without a price)

    June 20, 2016 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Marcia (123 blog)

    So glad you had a ball!

    June 20, 2016 at 8:54 am
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Fabulous prize, and I would love to win any one of them! Oh I would love to win the Teddy Bear Lamp…as it is screaming for me! Now holding very toe and thumb.

    June 20, 2016 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Riaz P

    Going on a safari trip is awesome . much entertainment and fun.

    June 20, 2016 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Sharleen Deacon

    The helicopter flip looks awesome too

    June 20, 2016 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Charlotte aka The Stiletto Mum

    I want all of the following to do with my husband – I have sent him the links and told him to start planning… TABLE MOUNTAIN ROMANTIC SUNSET PICNIC FOR 2 – Cape Town; CANYONING KLOOFING – Cape Town; ABSEILING TABLE MOUNTAIN – Cape Town.

    June 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Janet

    What a fun time you had! I’d choose the ‘MAGICAL ROMANCE PICNIC’ FOR 2 – lovely!

    June 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Carolyn Augustus

    I’d choose the Hot Air balloon ride

    June 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Moipone Motshele Tsoka

    oh my goodness this really worth it I must say

    June 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    I would choose the EVENING ROMANCE GIFT BOX

    June 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply rehana seedat

    I’d choose the Hot Air balloon ride

    June 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Bianca Balutto

    I would love to do the hot balloon experience even though I’m scared of heights but it’s something that iv always wanted to do

    June 21, 2016 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply kikianducole

    Gosh all the adventures look amazing! It would be hard choosing! But the hot air balloon ride looks pretty amazing

    June 23, 2016 at 7:51 am
  • Reply lauren gerber

    Amazing prize xxx

    June 26, 2016 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Megan Kelly Botha

    LOVE this site, thanks for sharing. My sweet tooth wouldn’t mind the Mega Munchies Box 😉 Also the hair extensions

    June 26, 2016 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Riaz

    Awesome adventure

    June 27, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Taryn Botha

    This is the best idea! Also so nice to spend the day with someone you care about on their birthday

    June 27, 2016 at 11:37 am
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