I would like to say a very big thank you to Leisure Wheels (Ramsay Media) for the absolutely wonderful prize which we won in their magazine and especially to Djuma for their very professional and amazing team who gave us the privilege of staying in this lodge for 3 unforgettable nights. The prize was for a 2 night stay at their lodge Vuyatela (5 star), but due to an unfortunate booking error by a temporary staff member, we could not stay at Vuyatela. We could not change our dates so the management offered to put us in Galago (4 star) and offered us an extra night. This was a blessing in disguise as we were able to stay an extra night in what we considered to be 5 star luxury. It was good to see that Djuma supports the local communities and contributes significantly to their development.
We had 4 family members join us from the UK and South Africa, and with my daughter, son and his friend were a party of 9. Every morning and evening we went on a game drive with the resident ranger, Aubrey and tracker, William; who were such a great team. They have extensive experience of animals and birdlife in this area, and Aubrey was very proficient in his 4×4 driving skills. We saw the big 5 within the first 2 days and were privileged with an amazing leopard sighting on the 3rd day, which was mainly due to the diligence and skill of these 2 men who tirelessly searched and tracked to give us an awesome experience.
After each game drive we would arrive back at the lodge to find everything freshly cleaned and prepared for us. Elizabeth, a really good cook, prepared our meals as we requested and we appreciated how quiet and unobtrusive the staff were as they went about their duties. Roaring log fires and air-conditioned rooms were all a part of this unique experience in this beautiful bush land. We will be recommending this camp to friends, especially a family group visiting from New Zealand as this was a truly unique experience.