EXPERIENCE THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK'S MOST UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION WITH SHUDUFHADZO MUSIDA AND THATO MOSEHLE

Come on a journey with Miss South Africa and first runner-up Thato Mosehle to explore a train hotel in Mpumalanga Province.

Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge is an exciting new offering at the Kruger National Park that’s situated above the Sabi river and pays homage to how explorers enjoyed the park 100 years ago. It’s here that we spend time with Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida and First Runner Up Thato Mosehle, and find out more about their journeys since entering the pageant. 

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The hotel offers the most unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train that has 31 rooms, consisting of 24 carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms. Each designed with glass-walls to invite infinite views of the Sabie river and surrounding Kruger national park in all it’s beauty.

Historical drives here affords guests the rare opportunity to learn about the origins of the Kruger National Park; a journey of discovery into how the land became a space where the public could enjoy the wonders of the African bush.

It was a privilege to explore the unique accommodation and experience the 360-degree views with the beauty queens who share how empowering and life-changing their Miss South Africa experience has been. 

Thato Mosehle (25) is a  medical doctor and currently completing her internship at the Klerksdorp-Tshepong Hospital complex. Her goal is to become an anesthesiologist. 

“This pageant has been the best journey of my life. I’ve grown in so many ways. I’m now doing things I never thought I would do. My schedule is unique day to day. I just feel so blessed to be part of this journey that constantly grows you day by day,” comments Thato Mosehle.

Shudufhadzo Musida (24) is from Limpopo and has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pretoria and is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand. 

“I was a girl before. A very insecure girl before and then this competiton made me step into my power. Where I find myself being fearless, being daring, and learning to enjoy life. I feel like my biggest mandate now is to be happy so I surround myself with people like that. The competition taught me that, it taught me that as a person I’m enough and whatever I bring into my space is just an extension of me. So I feel like I’ve grown so much as this journey has been the best journey of my life,” shares Miss South Africa 2020.

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Two ambitious, over-achieving award-winners that have so many great things planned for their futures from the doors the pageant opened for them both. 

After a comfortable night’s rest we discover more about Thato and Shudu’s approach to finding balance and calm in the hustle and bustle of life and juggling their new responsibilities. In doing so, we of course seized the opportunity to inspect and enjoy the luxurious spa facilities on the premises. 

Fully rested and rejuvenated these powerful women are now ready to get back to their lives and continue in their efforts to inspire so many others. 

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