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General Posts on the Djuma Game Reserve Blog. Read all about the luxurious game safaris in Africa at Vuyatela & Galago Camp in the Djuma Game Reserve.

A guide to identifying some of the leopards of Djuma

Here is a gallery of some of the leopards of Djuma and how to identify them. This incredible guide was created by Lyn, long-time supporter of Djuma and its live cameras. Lyn very kindly agreed that I could post these here. Thank you Lyn!    




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How to make a lodge in two months – the new Galago is open!

Today, 2nd of April 2012, Galago Camp has re-opened on our own land, right alongside Vuyatela! This has been no small accomplishment as the builders only moved onto site at the end of January, and have worked tirelessly with only one weekend off since then. Jurie and I imagined what our new lodge would look like, […]




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The dam wall has been fixed!

We were very saddened when we lost our dam wall during the floods and so are ecstatic to have had an opportunity to have it fixed. Thanks to Willem Botha and the guys at Mashova who in four days transformed the battered and damaged dam wall into a proper wall with spillways that should allow it to survive the […]




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Visit from a friend

Hi Everybody  Things are progressing very well hear at Djuma and everybody is excited, because we will officially open the lodge again at the end of March to share our piece of paradise with our visitor.  I had a friend(Eugene) come and visit the lodge and was great showing him all the changes and the renovations. Think he was […]




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Work in Progress

Preparations for the re-opening of Vuyatela and a fresh new start to the new Galago Camp are well underway. We are so excited with the developments that we could not hold back and just had to show you some sneak preview pics. Now, you may have to use a little (actually, more like a lot […]




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New Beginnings

Dear Djuma Fans and new readers  This will be my first official blog for Djuma. So hope it will be enjoyed by all the readers. A lot has been happening at Djuma Private Game Reserve. To name a few, we have been upgrading buildings for Galago, building a pool overlooking the waterhole and putting up fences. So […]




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The dogs have been visiting!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to pass on the wonderful news about the wild dogs that were seen on the 4th! I ended up staying in the sands for one night at another lodge and was able to jump aboard the morning drive! One of the main animals everyone wanted to see was giraffe and […]




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Some more photos of Jan 2012 floods

Hi all Thank you for your concern, much appreciated! We are all fine and are relatively unscathed compared to many we know in our community; our sympathies and thoughts with those that have lost homes and property. Our thoughts are especially with those who have lost loved ones in these floods. Here are some more […]




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Camera news

It seems no extreme weather event spares Djuma. After the damage to our mast and intended camera tree earlier this year, another spell of extreme weather found us right in the middle. The cyclone that swept in from the Mozambique channel this week and the incredible rains that it brought have caused widespread devastation in […]




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Hi all Thanks for your concern, much appreciated! We are all OK, if somewhat shaken and wet. Hoedspruit has measured rainfall in excess of 450 mm in the last 36 hours – nobody can recall when it has ever rained like that here, the devastation is incredible; the road infrastructure is extensively damaged and we are cut […]




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