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New friends

At Umkhumbi lodge we like to think of our guests as friends. We travel too and we know that nothing beats feeling truly welcome where you are staying. The downside of this is that it is always sad seeing them leave. But leave they must as they continue their travels through South Africa. Today we […]

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Nyala – Tragelaphus angasii

Nyala is a Swahili name, from the Zulu ‘Inyala’. Like most antelope Nyala are shy creatures and aren’t very comfortable in open-spaces. They tend to only venture into the public eye as they drink at waterholes. Usually exclusively browsers, the Nyala feed mostly on fruits, pods, twigs and leaves. Like a growing number of people, Nyala […]

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Clouddog day 4

The kids were all buzzing today! After all, it’s not everyday you get to feed and elephant – let alone touch his tongue, feel his tusks and cuddle his trunk!     And as if that wasn’t enough, a one year old baby elephant came to play too!     How on earth can you […]

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Clouddog day 3

After a lovely lazy morning to let their brains recharge after yesterdays information overload the Clouddog students were all happy and willing to learn more – until they found out what we had to teach them. Snakes and reptiles and spiders and frogs and scorpions and newts and dung-beetles and any other creature we happened […]

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Clouddog day 2

Obviously a good day!   *Groan!* Was all we heard from the kids at their early morning wake up call for their drive to St Lucia. This subsided when they met Mark at the Croc Centre in St Lucia however.   After all, how can you complain about an early morning start when you get to […]

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