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Djuma dams

Hi all

People have been asking how the Djuma dams are doing, all are still full, except for Gowrie dam at Vuyatela (the dam wall of course broke earlier in the year with the floods). Below are photos of the three other dams on Djuma itself, I took these photos yesterday – 17 July 2012.

Buffelshoek dam, still full and overflowing

Twin dam, still holding water well, but it is a shallow pan. The hippo had to kneel to cover himself with water!


Treehouse dam, also still holding water and serene and pretty as ever!


15 Responses to Djuma dams

  1. Mark July 18, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    And thank you ,I am so happy things turned out well , The only thing missing are the game drives which my heart is still broken over , I hope someday we will all get an e-mail that the game drives will be back
    Thank You …

  2. bobi July 18, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    thank you thank you so glad to see that the other dams are holdin water and appreciate you letting us see these pics.

  3. AnnieUK July 18, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Hi and thanks.

    Seeing these pictures after so long, is like seeing an old friend again.


  4. Louise July 18, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    So wonderful to see these photos. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sharon McDorman July 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Thanks so much for the pictures, I’ve been missing this place a lot!

  6. dorothy phillips July 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Good to be included and to sense the beauty and ongoing adventure there in such beautiful surroundings. Grateful for what we have had and looking forward to what is to come. Always grateful ……..Thank you.

  7. Red Robin July 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    Thank you for the refreshing looks at the other dams at Djuma. Perhaps one day a camera could be placed near one of the other dams. Am missing you all and thanking you for a glimpse into the bush again. Have a great day.

  8. Helene Becker July 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    So glad to see the other dams have a good supply of water. Hope Gowrie will be totally replenished when the rains come. Am still missing the game drives terribly.

  9. Virginia July 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures of the other Djuma Dams. It is so good to know that there is still plenty of water for the magnificent animals residing at Djuma Game Reserve. I too have wondered about relocating the cameras to another watering hole. I am sure it would take a lot of work and possibly money. It is just so sad to see the the puddle at Gowrie Dam.Thank you for all you do.

  10. Sandi July 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Thanks a million for the pictures; it was so good to see the other dams and the memories they bring. Missing everyone and the drives and most of all the animals. Thanks again for sharing and letting us peak into the bush.

  11. Anita/Sweden July 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Thanks so much for the info ! Great for all the animals at Djuma 🙂

  12. Firefly July 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Thanks for the up-date. Some day I’ll visit Djuma and until I do I appreciate the pictures and the cam .
    Miss the drives very much and all the people who were part of it.

  13. Nina Renee July 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Thank you Jurie! I understand you went and took the pictures of the other waterholes and dams to show there is still water for the animals. I’m looking forward to the rainy season when Gowrie dam will get more precious water and look beautiful as it was before the dam break. There is so much beauty in the bush where you are. I feel so connected to Djuma and it’s lovely to see pictures or hear any news on the animals, especially our royal leopard family. Thank you for thinking of us, the fans.

  14. Doris Charles July 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Thank you for the newsletter Jurie, so sorry Gowri is not filling up yet it will not be too long befor the rain come and you will have lots of greenery and the dam filled up and the animals will return and tank up with water, i miss the seeing all the animals close up the drives presenters it will be in my heart for ever it was the most magical awsome filming i ever did see, and i am so thankful to you Pippa and Jurie, Bless you both.

  15. Mary Malley (mdrive) July 19, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven! So nice to see the goings on there. I so miss the drives and pray that I will return there some day.

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