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A lot has happened since our last update! For starters, the first proper cold front to hit us has arrived. We are finding it rather tricky to type with gloves on - and I can assure you we South Africans do know what cold is! On an early morning trail run yesterday morning, our cheeks were burning with the nippy two-degree air! However inconvenient the cold weather may be, we are incredibly grateful for the rain that comes with it.
Helicon game capture were back last week to carry on with the live sale of game. They successfully relocated seven giraffe and seventeen zebra; these animals are all being sent to new reserves to start new herds and add diversity to other blood lines. A few days later, we were beyond excited to welcome two beautiful new giraffe bulls to Fugitives’ Drift. Watching them gracefully disembark from their transfer vehicle was an incredibly special moment. They seem to be settling in wonderfully and are busy exploring the reserve and admiring the views.
As a lodge that is usually open 365 days a year, we don’t often get to take public holidays; but on Tuesday (Youth Day in South Africa), we seized the opportunity to wander down the old 4x4 track to the south-eastern corner of the reserve. It is possibly the most beautiful and remote part of our property – panoramic views of the Buffalo River, and a different perspective out towards Isandlwana. We were also treated to fantastic rock formations, brilliant bird life (including a fish eagle) - and we even got to see a Natal Yellow Fish swimming around! It’s a fantastic time of year for fishing, and we hope to have some guests to take fishing and share these views and moments with again soon.
Until then, stay safe and watch this space for our next update.