17/02/10: Chapter 9 Part 2 Behind the scenes
Another basic rule of the bush is never ever to walk around at night outside the relative safety of the camp.
01/02/10: Chapter 9 Part 1 Behind the Scenes
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.
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.
16/12/09: Chapter 7 My First Bushveld Garden
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!