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Posted by: Pippa
Another basic rule of the bush is never ever to walk around at night outside the relative safety of the camp.

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Posted by: Pippa
Before I go on with the story of getting the lodge further developed Iíll fill you in on some activities, other than the chores, that were principally occupying our minds at that early stage.

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Category: Our African Way
Posted by: Pippa
One of the first big purchases we made in preparing for our official opening of Djuma Bush Lodge was that of a 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser. It had belonged to ESCOM, the electricity supplies commission of South Africa, and in its heyday had been a bright yellow.

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Posted by: Pippa
With two successful Djuma Bush Lodge safaris under my belt, I next set about the task of beautifying the camp. The rooms or chalets as we would start calling them were already kitted-out with brand-new beds and linen, which I had screen-printed with animal designs. I was remarkably naÔve as to how much more energy would be needed to bring them up really to scratch, but as the saying goes Ė ignorance is bliss!

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