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All posts by: "Leo van Zyl"

For the Love of Wild Places

“Makweti Safari Lodge was inspired by our family’s love of the wild places in Africa. It grew from the excitement of my parents, who journeyed to the Kruger park when it was first opened in 1926. They would travel in a Ford Model T and set up camp in the only facility provided in the

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Beyond the Ball

Early morning, June 2017.  We’ve aroused our guests to prepare for the morning game drive, when from down the valley comes a reverberating rumble. Startling all those lounging on the deck of the Indaba, the roaring sound penetrates the aroma of coffee brewing. We look at each other. Lion! It is the Tembe Male, sprawled

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LASAGNE

Meat-Free Monday is a campaign that aims to encourage the world to help slow climate change, reduce the impact on land and vegetation, slow deforestation and save wildlife, by reducing meat consumption. As Sir David Attenborough urges us to consume less meat in his latest Netflix documentary, A Life On Our Planet, our spectacular chefs

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Meet Josphat on your Makweti Safari Lodge Game Drive

Some of Makweti Safari Lodge’s best guides have been the ones who were born into a life surrounded by nature, often coming from farmlands and small communities. One such guide is our ever-smiling, friendly-faced Josphat Chinyanda – affectionately nicknamed “Bushbaby”. Josphat leads our guests on an adventurous Makweti Safari Lodge Game Drive that they will

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Safari Game Drive – What We See Depends on What We Look For

Seeing is believing or perhaps seeing is deceiving.  The idea that seeing is believing dates to ancient Greece, from where the expression became part of many proverbs in English and other languages.  The idea that we need to see something first, before believing it exists, may well be true, but sometimes what we see is

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BOBOTIE CIGARS

Bobotie’s roots in South Africa date back to the 17th century. Dutch traders set up camp in the area that is now Cape Town, using it as a stopping point on their journeys back and forth to Indonesia. The traders brought spices, cooking techniques, and recipes with them. While the specifics are a bit vague,

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World Girl Child Day – Raising Matriarchs and Queens

Every living organism has the right to a healthy life, safe existence and the opportunity to develop and grow to their full potential. This couldn’t be more true than for those who form the womb of every society. In recognition of International Day of the Girl Child, today – the 11th day of October 2020

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