Winter’s arrival was sudden and all too soon, transforming the bush by its Midas touch. No sooner had we acclimatized to prepare ourselves for the cold, winter seemingly checked out and left us with sunny days in the mid to late 20s (Celsius). The Sabi stars have been out in full bloom in and around the lodge, adding a touch of finesse to the dry and dusty surroundings.
Our wildlife continues to dazzle and surprise us – from dusty elephant herds squandering water at a pan to fish eagles manoeuvring through the air as they defend their nests from other birds of prey. Lion and leopard cubs have poked their little faces out from the diminishing grassland to prove to us that there are hidden wonders still out there.
Shelley Mitchley, Lodge Manager – Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe