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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 of) imagination, but bear with us, the final reveal will be worth it.

The new pool at Vuyatela echoing the shape of the boma. Note the “gin seat” all the way round, so that our guests can sit and watch the animals passing by, in cool comfort.

The fish tank is no more! The fish have all moved to the outdoor pond at the reception building and the glass has been covered with mirror, reflecting the bush beyond the dining room.

Jurie and Jaco walking the new Galago entrance road. Some extensive bush clearing has been going on to open up the dense bush to the north of Vuyatela.

The front stoep of the new Galago – yes, still a way to go, but we can “see” the finished lodge emerging. Since our last visit a “Galago” sign appeared on the wall, a good sign indeed!

Part of the new Galago peeking through the cleared brush. The bush clearing team are doing a marvellous job and making a difference every day.

13 Responses to Work in Progress

  1. Mary Bradley February 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    happy to see the work coming along so nicely.. I think it will look marvelous when it is done.
    what are the plans for the dam wall? I hope to see you up and back to business very soon.
    Thank you for your updates..

  2. Shemomo February 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Looking good! I can see beyond the ‘bones’ to what it will be! Thanks for sharing this update!

  3. Margaret February 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Wow, I only wish I could visit when it is completed….but thank you for showing us, you have all been working hard and its going to be worth it…keep sending us updates please..and thanks.

  4. Mrs_Bul February 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Love it – well done. Thank you for showing us the progress thus far 🙂

  5. sharon February 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Thanks for the update just maybe I’ll be there in person someday

  6. Doris Charles February 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Oh that is great Jurie and Pippa looking super also it will be wonderful for your guests, thank you for sharing the photos and updates on the new lodge.


  7. naomi February 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Looking good so far. Thank you for sharing

  8. Vonna - North Carolina February 15, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    So glad things are moving along well. Looks great so far and looking forward to the final reveal.

  9. Marjorie February 15, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    I absolutely LOVE the term “gin seat”! It all looks quite good already.

    • dutchie February 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      O, how we going to miss Galago, its people, its privacy with good friends and family, hopefully you can pull it off. Good luck guys and girls, we have made our booking for this year and hopefully we will enjoy it as much.

  10. Nina February 15, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    Thank you for the update, Jurie and Pippa. It looks like a lot of things are getting done around there. I know you will be really happy to get guests back in the rooms again. I’m sure the animals can’t wait to check all the new stuff out too.
    Wishing you all the best of luck!

  11. Toni February 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Really miss the live safari. Will they ever resume?

  12. Betz April 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm #


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