Seasonal Ideas and Inspiration

WHAT’S NEW

Every Wednesday, What’s New on the travel scene, in Africa, for you.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Thorntree River Lodge’s new look.

Thorntree River Lodge, on the Zambezi River, opens with a new look. It’s a big step away from the cosy original design, and today, Thorntree is shiny, polished and ready to welcome guests in contemporary style.

Each room has it’s own indoor and outdoor shower, and private plunge pool. There’s an open dining area in the main lodge, a communal deck with sunken boma area, and an infinity pool. Add to this a gym, spa and library.   Well, what’s not to like.

The new look has been inspired by local customs and culture, mixed with modern contemporary design. Yours to enjoy, while the Zambezi River flows by.

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Hippos….a pod or a bloat?

Our learning this week is that many hippos are either a pod of hippos, or, new to us, a bloat of hippos.    Bloat is apt.

Determined, dangerous and definitely wildlife to be wary off, hippos weigh in at about 1,500 kg, run at about 30 km when on land, and are fierce fighters in water.

A bloat of hippos. Be careful.

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Flower power in Namaqualand.

The flowers are out in full force in Namaqualand, South Africa’s secret patch of floral wonder during September and October. From rich oranges to purple hues, swathes of colour across the land are every reason to venture out there, and have a look for yourself.

It’s a sight to behold.

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