Maputaland Meander

Re-post from 1992 when Mike & Yvonne Lello kindly lent us their Isuzu Trooper 4X4 for a breakaway (OK, another breakaway) where I knew we’d be on soft sand and needing 4X4. Aitch was impressed with out first stop: Luxury with Wilderness Safaris at Ndumo, grub and game drives laid on. Ice in our drinks.Continue reading “Maputaland Meander”

Softie

I’m off on a four-day weekend to Ndumo, abandoning the kids. Charles and Barbara Mason have very kindly invited me on their regular annual trip. Leaving for school today, Tom spots we’re alone, no-one in earshot. Gives me a big hug, leans his head against my chest, “I’m going to miss you Daddy. Don’t getContinue reading “Softie”

Culinary Tour de Force

Ndumo – Camping alone – Extract from my diary:Tonight I decide to cook rice, lentils, green beans, potatoes and chicken washed down with a fine claret in a silver goblet. Mug. OK, it’s actually stainless steel. YUM!!! If you must know, the meal was actually a KOO tin (chicken biryani), but you can read theContinue reading “Culinary Tour de Force”