One of the highlights of our recent trip to Africa was a training course held in Nkombe Camp in the Sabi Sands Reserve. Sabi Sands is a private reserve that borders onto and is open to Kruger National Park. The camp is a “wilderness” camp, i.e. it is not fenced off from the park and animals are free to wander through – which they do from time to time. The camp was a practical course run as part of the Field Guides Association of South Africa level 1 certificate training, and we learnt about many aspects of sout African wildlife, which was one of our main purposes. Another benefit was a training in how to be a field guide and what things to show people and tell them about.
As a consequence of this, we have had the idea to trial guided walks on Totara Avenue, around Twin Waters Lodge. Because of our local environment, there is a richness and variety of flora and fauna, not to mention the geography and geology, that may be of interest to visitors, particularly those from overseas. We plan to start offering this activity free to our guests from New Year 2014. If you are coming to Twin Waters Lodge in 2014, let us know if you are interested. We expect the walks to take about 40 minutes to 1 hour, and they will generally be held late in the afternoon, subject to tides.