|Marlo at the drumming circle at Shamwari|
Tonight’s episode ends with the girls gathering at the airport to head off on their big trip to South Africa. They will be spending a few days in Cape Town where they enjoyed such cultural outings as shopping at the Louis Vuitton store, partying all night at Jade Lounge, and attending a party that was thrown specifically for filming in the posh suburb of Llandudno complete with local minor celebrities, African drummers and a fire thrower. After a few exhausting days of shopping and drinking and sailing around the waterfront, the ladies were in need of some rest and relaxation! So off they went for a couple of nights at Shamwari. Shamwari is a five star game reserve. It is also where Tiger Woods proposed to Elin a few years ago. Apparently the producers at Bravo hired African Drumbeat, a group of local tourist entertainers to come in for a private drumming session. The ladies were put through a corporate team building activity. You can see in the picture that they are drumming their neighbors drum in an attempt to bond.
The event was described by the company as a very late night with six housewives, thirty crew, big lights and cameras and lots and lots of takes. Apparently, the ladies did not take to the team building activities naturally. Are we surprised? Nothing says enjoyable night on the game reserve like lighting the place up like Christmas. The other patrons must have been thrilled! I am finally getting some response from sources in South Africa, they have been buttoned up tight about the filming for the most part. It seems that is in large part because the housewives spent lots of time out of the public eye. This is probably a good thing. I will be sharing more as the episodes unfold. 🙂