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How a Safari Enriched our Photographic Knowledge

Recent guest Jennifer and Thomas Bruhlmann from Switzerland visited us at Londolozi, staying at Varty Camp. During their time and assisted by ranger Don Heyneke and Tracker Lucky they were able to capture some striking images. Jennifer writes: “ On our first game drive…
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Saturday morning views

We were out early for Alex’s karate kumite in Camps Bay this morning. He punched and kicked his way to a gold medal, including a stunning victory over a visiting Afrikaans blue belt from the Boland. It wasn’t xenophobic though. Technically, he was allowed to attack him…

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Camembert with Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes


Camembert must be the cheese I use most in my kitchen. I know the children go through blocks upon blocks of cheddar for toasted sarmies and in their omelets, but I am talking about me and my recipes.

Camembert is a soft cheese made with cows’ milk. It has a furry whit…

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Play With Oreo


Recently I got sent a whole bunch of Oreo biscuits in a cute little lunch box and was challenged to get creative with them. This all has to do with the Play with Oreo pop up cafe’s that have been opening all around the world (there is one in Johannesburg at the Zone i…

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Winter with the Whales at De Hoop

Yes, winter is around the next corner, and with the cooler months, comes the arrival of hundreds of Southern Right Whales to De Hoop Nature Reserve, outside Bredasdorp in the Overberg. 

Each year we wait in anticipation for this spectacular season of whale watching…

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The Best of the Best of 2014

As the year winds down for most (and seems to pick up speed for us) we thought we’d collect all of the “Best of” and “Year in Review” posts the big guys are putting out, so you can find all your retrospective 2014 material in one place. First off, you’re gonna want to …

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Assegais for Shield and POND’S

On November 6 the Assegais honoured marketing that hits the mark, and we walked away with two awards (awarded, not stolen!)The judging criteria focuses on strategy, creativity and ROI, so campaigns must be full bodied and balanced in order to crack the nod.

We were thr…

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The World Takes Tiny Parts Of Us

Every day you should ask yourself,

“What is the most important thing I could be doing today and why aren’t I doing it?”

And then be prepared for the answer to be,

“Being patient with my soul, being kind to my heart, and being ok, with being me.”
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Comment on Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo by Gina

I forgive you for your spider post. This one made me smile, I may even have giggled out loud :)

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Caldo verde soup

CaldoVerdeTitle  Authenticity (n) – truthfulness of origins, attributes, commitments, sincerity, devotion, and intentions Thus spake Wikipedia. And it’s a word that you increasingly hear being bandied about as a buzzword. If anybody under the age of 75 or so gets on a plane these day…
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Watch: Fuk Bread by Thor Rixon

Thor Rixon has lost his damn mind and his hair.



Thor Rixon is a wonderfully wacky artist who makes some of the most interesting music to come out of this country in the last couple years. Don’t believe us? Watch the video for ‘fuk bread’ the first single off his u…

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The Week in Pictures #171

With pans dry and no seep-lines flowing, we are staring a particularly dry year in the face. Whereas the game would normally still be dispersed at this time, more and more animals are flocking to the river to drink. Hippo bulls are starting to get territorial as waterh…
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The Years Slip Through Our Fingers

I wanted to say, "I am sorry if we haven't spoken in a while," but we had not spoken in a while, and you cannot say such a thing to someone you haven't spoken to in a while.
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Comment on Outrageous penalty by 6000

biobot > The netminder is still working it out too.

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Comment on WILTY brilliance by Irish Jockey | 6000 miles from civilisation...

[…] And writers included Ricky Gervais and Aussie Matthew Hardy. It’s impressive stuff, and this skit with Lee Mack just shows why he’s still so popular on shows like Would I Lie To You. […]

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Comment on just Panama things by Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo | 6000 miles from civilisation...

[…] told me that it’s seasonal, and the crops have been decimated by Panama Disease. Or was that bananas? Either way, it’s a schlep to source, especially if you don’t really need it. Not cheap […]

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Comment on Spider by 6000

Gina > Oops. Wrong link. Sorry.


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Comment on I can remember when by Low | 6000 miles from civilisation...

[…] this post, full of memories and turbo-prop, passenger-carrying goodness, I came across this […]

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Comment on Spider by Gina

Right, I’m not sure I can read your blog anymore. Mainly because I’m hiding under my desk in the fetal position and crying. My 1st instinct is burn it, with fire!

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Comment on Outrageous penalty by biobot

I’ve watched the slow mo, the super slow mo, the reverse angle ultra-slow mo, and I still can’t see what the hell happened there.

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Guide to Mossel Bay

A temperate climate, deep historical roots and a well developed tourist infrastructure make Mossel Bay far more than just the gateway to the Garden Route.

The post Guide to Mossel Bay appeared first on Getaway Magazine.

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Rest // Highlights from the Week

"And B)"/on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested." --Gensis 2:2

If God can rest, we can rest, right? ;)

Yesterday the team took a much-needed day off to relax and recharge for the remainder of the trip. It felt wonderful to pause and refl…
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HR in 2011

We have been here before. We are familiar with the drill. We have the same beliefs and expectations, toned down by the passage of time. We know how it will end. Yet a little voice tells us that 2011 could be exceptional and different. Another year has arrived.


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Create With Canon : Hit The Town


So we’re one of a handful of blogs who have been selected to Create With Canon. Go us!


What that means is that they’ve have given us the pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS to use over the next 3 months, showing you a look into the things we do, the things we…

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The Story Behind the Game Ranger Video

Since joining Ogilvy after a few years in the freelance/self-employed wilderness the very first question I get asked is along the lines of ‘How does it feel to go corporate?’. It’s an obvious question with a lot of preconceived answers. Agency life man, it is what it i…

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The Salvation Army – Why it is so hard to see black and blue

Blue and black
Following on from last week’s global argument as to what colour ‘the dress’ was, the South African chapter of The Salvation Army took the opportunity to do some skilful tactical advertising on the same topic.

Copy: Why it is so hard to see black and blue. The only ill…

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Tax Free Savings Accounts: Facts

Just over a month ago I published an article on the tax free savings accounts, which painted an initial picture of what they are about. From my research and having spent some time asking around I can tell that people are still not making use of these accounts and most …

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iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: A Side By Side Comparison

A Londolozi Elder on the Art of Stillness and Choosing the Path Less Travelled

“Listen to your elder’s advice, not because they are always right but because they have more experiences of being wrong.” – Unknown author “Kokwani” is the Shangaan word for “elder” (it can refer to both grandmother and grandfather) and I was struck recently by how luc…
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Celebrating Poetry, All Month Long

Supplier Development: New Codes Effects On Business

The new Supplier Development rules bring about changes to what was the norm for many years. While it was easy for companies to ‘finance’ smaller businesses to earn points on their BEE scorecard without taking any ‘real’ responsibility, the new codes are forcing compani…

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet – Use your Tablet like a Laptop

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I have always felt that the only problem with a tablet is that you can’t use it in the same way you’d use a laptop. Until now, that is. The Sony Bluetooth keyboard connects wirelessly to any Android tablet or Smartphone. It even comes pre-loaded with Office Pro 7 that…

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Join the Movement: Londolozi Pledges Support to Massive “Open Learning for Africa” Crowdfunding Campaign

The Open Learning Movement We are calling friends of Londolozi and Good Work Foundation (GWF) to join the Open Learning movement as we work towards a goal of getting 10,000 rural schoolchildren from our surrounding areas digitally literate. Why $25 is All It Takes The …
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I Wrote This For You And Only You: Page 18

20 Dramatic Landscapes of Londolozi

For this week’s post I have decided to share 20 landscape images that stand out for their sheer beauty. These images should give you a good feeling of the vistas of Londolozi  – the Sand River, rocky koppies, dramatic sunsets, sunrises, night skies and thunderstorms… S…
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Zuraida Ismail Amajee – Coffee Cake

Ingredients 4 Eggs 1 Cup Castor Sugar 1 Cup Flour 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1/2 Cup Oil 1 Tblsp Coffee Granules Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Beat Eggs until light & fluffy. Beat in sugar until well blended. Add sifted flour to mixture and fold in gently. Then add in …
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