Powered by the Field Guides Association of southern Africa (FGASA) and hosted by Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kimberlee Le Hanie became the first woman to win the prestigious Safari Guide of the Year competition.
The crowds started gathering around 09h00 on the crisp winter morning in Hoedspruit. Farm Watch, Town Watch from Hoedspruit, Acornhoek, and The Oaks, SA Police and others were already in place. The crowds were diverse, from residents to anti-poaching units, workers, the Black Mambas (female anti-poaching unit) and businesspeople. Banners were everywhere declaring that NO BAIL was the only option that the crowd wanted.
Thirty years after embarking on a speculative – and controversial – wildlife industry venture, the owner of the world’s biggest privately owned herd of rhinos has announced plans to sell up.
“Picasso is my inspiration – he declared that every child is an artist. I believe all students possess potential” – Walter Sibuyi, art teacher and sculptor
What a February we have had! EishKom continues to deliver its conundrum of loadshedding schedules (if there is a schedule at all), whilst nature decided to deliver her input with a deluge of rain (much needed, but wow) with its associated issues – more potholes, delays in production (especially the road to Eastgate) and of course flooding – which had me stuck at home for three days.
I was walking along to the Hoedspruit Café minding my own business and trolling my WhatsApp when I suddenly had to take evasive action to stop walking into a table. At the table was a man fondly admiring a knife – not a penknife, not a run-of-the-mill piece of cutlery – a BIG knife. It looked like it had been painstakingly forged by some medieval craftsman – it was a beautiful piece of work, in fact a piece of art.
Various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) are expected to receive more rain in the coming week (13 -17 February 2023). This has led to park management temporarily closing some of the remote camps and evacuate staff members to nearer safer camps until the situation improves.
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