The Garonga Diaries : Monkeys, Mischief and Maydays!

Dear Diary,

As ever this week has been a busy one. Patrick, Albert and Given on our maintenance team have been tirelessly following elephants around the Garonga property. Where our mischievous friends have investigated and damaged fences and attempted to extract boreholes our maintenance masters have made repairs and come up with plans to stop the elephants causing more chaos next time around. It is not that the elephants just wantonly destroy. They were breaking the fence to try and gain access to some citrus trees and still comparatively lush grass for the time of year. The borehole’s appeal is the scent of fresh water. Elephants have an incredible sense of smell and are very particular about what water they will drink. They prefer clean water and can smell it even when it is metres underground!

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Take a Walking Safari on the Wild Side

Ditch the four wheels of the game vehicle for your own two feet on a walking safari in the middle of South Africa’s bushveld.

Our home, the Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve, is a beautiful wilderness area that is bursting with life that is big, small and, of course, creatures that fall somewhere in between.

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