Apologies for having you all wait for our next newsletter but here it is. Just to update everyone on what has been happening since our last newsletter.
The lodge has been very busy and keeping all the staff on their toes which we all enjoy. Weather-wise we have had loads of rain over the past 4 months with this month alone having just over 200mm of rain. The dams are overflowing. The grass is growing faster than ever and preparing itself for the winter months to come. In January we experienced some very hot temperatures maybe some of the hottest that we have had in a very long time.
In ranger news – we sadly bid farewell to two of our Guides; Shaun and Theo – we wish them well on their new adventures. We welcomed two new guides earlier this year to our team, Chad and Gabrielle.
In the recent months we also introduced Frikkie our Springbok Lodge mascot to our team. Frikkie’s adventures can be followed and shared via our Facebook page (@thespringboklodge) and on our Instagram page (#thespringboklodge). Don’t forget to look out for him during your visit to the lodge, take a selfie with him, post it and then follow him and his life at the lodge and in the Nambiti Reserve.
In lodge news Chef Siya Jaca has returned as head chef to our kitchen. You can look forward to tasting his personally prepared dishes that will delight your taste buds and you may well leave needing to adjust that notch on your belt …
New to our staff compliment too is Nokuthula Kubheka – who will do in-house training with the Housekeeping and Front of House departments.
Brent Scott – known to some guests from his previous Nambiti Plains days has also come on board as our Head Guide and he will be leading our guiding team.
As for the sightings and the animals, with the grass being so lush and green the plains game are looking really fat and healthy and the predators are loving it! Our cheetah sightings remain as great. Houdini is still avoiding the rangers as well as keeping his distance from the lions, and Xanie has now learnt to do the same. As for Khanya and her two boys, where there have been some close encounters for them with the lions they have luckily leaned how to avoid them.
Our two lionesses (introduced in Aug 2018) have settled down very well, showing off their beauty almost every day to all the guides, and our two male lions have settled in with one of our oldest lioness’s and her two daughters allowing them to get used to the vehicles and the guides.
Keep a close eye out on our website and our social media sites for more information about our May Mothers Month Special Offer in celebration of the Matriarchs in our lives – our Mums! Enquire with Melissa or Wendy on our reservations desk to see if your dates are available firstname.lastname@example.org
With the Easter weekend just around the corner – here’s wishing one and all a Hoppy Easter!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
From the Springbok Lodge team