Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Feline Guests are still here!!

The Lions are still very close to RiverBend Lodge.

We had some Guests who stayed here recently whilst we noticed that the Lioness (Jess) was showing some signs of lameness - well we are happy to report that she is well and we will soon be posting a photograph of her greeting one of the males yesterday morning, taken by Darlington Chaonwa.

In the meantime these are a few images taken this morning.

Click on the Image to enlarge - if you feel inclined to get even closer!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

News of the Big Cats at RiverBend Lodge

Our Guests didn't have to drive too far this morning to get a sighting of the Lions......they were lying right at the Gate!!
Darlington managed to take some photographs and this one shows Long Hope Villa in the background.

(Image - Darlington Chaonwa)

An hour or two later some of the Elephants walked the exact same path (only in the opposite direction) as the Lions had done just a little while earlier!

Another extremely interesting (and exciting) development is that Joe Pringle has, for the second time in a few months picked up fresh Leopard tracks......!! We have always known that there are Leopards in the Nyathi Concession, nevertheless it is wonderful to have this confirmed.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Delightful sightings at RiverBend Lodge

We are having regular sightings of a family of Bat Eared Foxes at RiverBend Lodge and we have managed to capture a few images of these delightful, but shy and elusive creatures.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

April Special

April normally signifies the onset of what is that time of the year which heralds the most glorious weather in our part of the world....mild sunny days and cool still nights!

We are offering a Special for the month of April. 2 adults, staying for a minimum of 2 nights with 2 children, gets the children to stay for free - an effective saving of around 30%! For families staying over the Easter Weekend an Easter Egg Hunt will be included.

With the glorious rains we have experienced recently the plains are sure to abound with wildlife and in the evening you can relax and enjoy the 5 Star Cuisine of our Executive Chef Jonathan Hodder who has had the experience of being Head Chef at a Michelin Star Restuarant in England!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rave food reviews...

We have been getting wonderful feedback from our Guests as to how much they have enjoyed the Cuisine at RiverBend Lodge. So we thought we should showcase just three of the Main Courses that have been on the Menu at some stage during the past week.

Sirloin of Beef, 12 hour braised Shortrib, Onion Puree and Truffle Potato

Roast Loin of Pork, crispy Belly. Smoked Apple and Rosemary Gnocchi

African spiced Impala 'Chakalaka', Confit Tomato with reduced Impala Sauce

More to come during the days ahead!!!

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