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Tuffin’s Tobwani Morning

My sister-in-law, Sarah Venter, often comes to Sentinel to “re-gather” herself when life in the fast lane gets too much. 

 

As the mother of two young boys, wife of an extremely busy country doctor in Louis Trichardt, well-known birding aficionado, owner and director of Eco-Products (which produces the amazing Baobody line of skin and hair products made…

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Rainmakers Dance

A hundred meters or so in front of the  Sentinel Limpopo camp rises Pinwe - a large basalt-capped massif that rises out of the surrounding mopani woodlands at the edge of what is locally referred to as the Ipayi River. The mountain, visible from just about every other high point on the property and a directional beacon for us when…

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Prizegiving at Shashi Primary School

It's been a busy week at Sentinel Limpopo Eco Safaris.

On Friday last week, two clients and I attended the Prizegiving Day at Shashi Primary School in the local village (30km from camp).  There was an air of excitement when we arrived as children carried desks to an area of the courtyard that had been shaded by numerous tarpaulins stretched…

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Dancing Cranes and Beautiful Bee-eaters

I needed a break from office work yesterday afternoon and decided to sit by the White-fronted Bee-eater colony on the bank of the Limpopo River to try and get some photographs of these spectacular birds.  500 frames later.... Yes, well, it was hard to stop. They are magnificently beautiful, and it was a feast for these computer-square eyes. (Of course,…

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