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Posted by: Pippa
A day or so after we lost the dogs Dirk and Jackie Becker, our neighbours to the east, came round to discuss what had happened. They asked if I knew how to handle a fire arm should another emergency arise.

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Category: Our African Way
Posted by: Pippa
Patrick and Aubrey helped us dig a grave for the dogs. We buried them in the garden with their blankets, bowls, and any stuff we knew would be hard for us to look at in future.

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Posted by: Pippa
There was an enjoyable pace and lifestyle to be had at Gowrie. The self-catering camp really looked after itself: every now and then I would go down the hill to make sure the guests were happy.

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Posted by: Pippa
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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Category: Our African Way
Posted by: Pippa
Bongi Dlamini and Monica Ubisi kept a close watch on my supposed lack of mothering skills, especially after Hazel had left. They noticed how badly ZoŽ slept and thought it may be because of the wild animals out in the bush.

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