This is our happenings for November by Anet.

November news letter form Bush Lodge:

The month started with hot humid days and we hoped for good rains, we did not have to wait long and had our first good rains.
The new dam in front of the lodge filled up beautifully, the grey and brown form winter disappeared and we had a sea of green bush almost overnight.
My favorite this month is all the lovely impala babies that appeared around every corner of the bush.
Guest had to get the ponchos on a few times and face the thundering and lightning of a typical South African storm, but what an experience.
Although we had rain on a lot of the drives the sighting was still amazing and a pack of wild dogs was frequently seen on the djuma properties.
We have a lonesome male hippo that stays in djuma dam, not to far form the camp, that has been seen a few nights this month in font of the lodge at dinner times grazing around.

We had a special visit form our owner and some friends, they went out on a morning drive and were lucky enough or maybe not to catch on camera a hyena single handed killing a rhino…..yes unbelievable that is what I said too, until I saw it on video.
The rhino has been seen close to bush lodge a few times, and we did notice that he had a bad injury, most probly form fighting with another rhino. The hyena took a change and I am sure he also could not believe its luck when the rhino went down.
The rhino was to week to get up again and died. The rhino horns was taken off the next day by the sabi sands rangers and taken for safe keeping.
The hyena came back to feed again, but most of the rhino carcass was fed on by vultures.

One mid morning we were at the main building and the next minute just heard Mildred and Kim shouts for the reception side, we rushed up to get them both outside the office refusing to entire the reception, Greg then had a look around the office and found a brown house snake, is am sure his was just looking at all the new stock we received in the curio shop.

Our student, Chloe’s 3 month stay here at bush lodge come to an end, the staff at bush lodge and staff from surrounding lodges had a surprise farewell Potjie night for here at the bush lodge braai site. Chloe left for Reunion but will be back next year to study in Johannesburg.

We want to congratulate the honeymooners that spent time at bush lodge this month:
Eric and Sabrine, Michael and Tosca, Cathy and Christian, Dia and Sari.

This month Patricia was the only staff member that celebrates her birthday, congratulations.

We also want to wish our GM, Char a speedy recovery after her operation.

From Anet and the Bush Lodge team