By this stage Jurie and I had already cast an eye at Gowrie Camp, where Vuyatela stands today. It was a modest camp comprising six thatched rondawels and an L-shaped main building. They had been built during the 1950s in the old hunting days. The view over the terraced lawns onto Gowrie dam was spectacular. By then the Ludin and Moolman families very seldom visited the Gowrie Camp, and we saw huge potential in the commercialization of another ten beds.

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