SAFARI CAMP UPDATES
Duba Plains Camp update - Saga continues from the best Lion camp in Botswana.
Duma Tau Camp update - great game viewing to start off the year.
Mombo Camp update - news from the renowned wildlife haven in Moremi.
Xigera Camp update - interesting Lioness story.
Ongava Tented Camp update - Namibia.
Rocktail Bay Dive Report - incredible underwater sightings from one of
the world's best dive locations.
Duba Plains Camp Jump
The camp managers for the month of January were James Rawdon, Julie Wilson
and Ike Mogalakwe. Elmari Cuyler joined us from the last week of the
month. The guides were Katembo, Tony and Eric, with James Pisetu on his
well-earned one-month leave.
The true rainy season hit us towards
the middle of January. We thought we were in for a dry season, but
were wrong. A total of
154mm of rain
fell during January, revitalizing the entire area. Many people think
of the rainy season as a bad time to visit, however, one should remember
it does not rain all day and certainly not everyday. Usually it rains
heavily, for short bursts, mostly in the afternoons or evenings. January
saw only nine days with rain falling, with most of the storms occurring
at night. The Duba area is looking in superb condition, with some channels
flowing again and all the pans topped up to capacity. The average temperatures
experienced were very comfortable at a minimum of 22°C and a maximum
2003 started off extremely well,
with the first few minutes of game drive producing a beautiful, relaxed
young male leopard
and the two Duba
Boys near the airstrip. Bird watching was certainly one of the highlights
of the month. The "fish traps" on the plains have continued,
never failing to impress even those less keen on watching our feathered
friends. If one had to select a bird sighting of the month, it would
have to be of a juvenile Bat Hawk circling in perfect view above the
vehicle at midday. We have been keeping bird-sighting records for the
immediate Duba area, reaching a total of 275 different species. No doubt
we have many more to record, but a great beginning all the same. January
has also revealed several good reptile sightings, including Leopard Tortoise,
Water Monitor Lizard, Flap-neck Chameleon, African Rock Python and Nile
Crocodile. Some smaller animals encountered were spring hares, honey
badgers, genets, civets, wild cats and regular sightings of bat-eared
fox family of eight has faired well, only loosing one pup. Exciting news
is the dominant hyena pack is denning again. They are utilizing the
same den as in previous years, meaning perfectly clear viewing for our
guests. So far three little, black pups have shown themselves. We will
be following their development closely.
The buffalo herd is doing well, however, they have only dropped one
or two calves so far. This is as we expected, with last seasons calves
dropping in March 2002. Somehow they continue to escape the lions, for
the most part. They rarely venture into the Pantry prides territory,
spending most of their time within the boundaries of the Skimmer and
Tsaro prides. Both of these prides have temporarily split up to deliver
new cubs, resulting in them not being quite the hunting force we are
The Duba lions were tracked down on every day of the month, with 73
different pride sightings, averaging 13 lions per day. In total, 49 individual
lions were identified. We did not venture to far to the north or east,
so did not encounter any new lions on the concession. Kills witnessed
in January was well down on previous months and were 4 buffalo, 1 lechwe
calf, 1 adult male wildebeest and 2 warthogs.
The Tsaro pride continues to be fragmented, however, on several occasions
they were all seen together. More often than not, this was when the buffalo
herd was in the immediate locality. The lionesses are moving about a
relatively small area, where we suspect one of the lionesses has her
cubs safely hidden from sight. So far only one female has given birth,
with a couple of others well on their way. It appears none of the young
females have conceived, but only time will confirm this. The five young
males are still seen regularly, but do tend to wander further in search
of the buffalo herd. All the lions are in perfect physical condition,
so they must be succeeding in catching sufficient prey in the form of
lechwe and warthog. No doubt far easier quarry to subdue than the more
The Pantry pride has settled around the camp island. They ventured some
way into the Tsaro pride's territory, with no sign of any resistance.
December sadly saw the disappearance of a single male cub, while January
saw its incredible reappearance after an absence of at least two weeks.
He was extremely thin and in desperate need of a meal. The lionesses
seemed to oblige him, with two buffalo kills that very night. A couple
of days later, the pride managed to successfully pull down a solitary
bull wildebeest. This was the first wildebeest kill we have witnessed
this pride make, but no doubt not the first.
Once again, the Skimmer pride was not seen as a complete unit. All ten
members were accounted for, but never more than four together at any
one time. Two of the adult lionesses have moved north of the Paradise
water, hopefully having cubs. They gave us one distant sighting of a
perfect lechwe hunt. Through binoculars we watched three females chase
a large herd of lechwe backwards and forwards, until eventually they
managed to isolate a calf and capture it in the mud. It's not too often
one gets to witness a successful daytime lechwe hunt, right out in the
open. The four male siblings of the pride appear to have banded together,
even though there is a three-year difference in age. It's unlikely this
will continue for too much longer, especially if any Tsaro females come
into season again.
The Duba Boys remain as the dominant males over most of the concession,
surprisingly pushing further and further into their old haunts. The challenge
from the two new males seems to have fizzled out for the time being.
Perhaps they will be back? The Old Vumbura pride showed themselves over
a five day period, at times several kilometres outside of their territory.
They spent these few days on the trail of the buffalo herd, until they
bumped into members of both the Skimmer and Tsaro prides. This minor
altercation sent them on their way, and have not been seen since. The
missing 28-month-old lioness was again back with the pride.
Sadly we say farewell to one of our Duba family members. Julie Wilson
has had to return to her physiotherapy career and will be sorely missed
by all. As a result we have the pleasure of welcoming Elmari Cutler into
our home and look forward to many wonderful times ahead.
Duma Tau Camp Jump
Managers present: Lee and Libby; Deborah
Shoowee..what a great green season so far- and finally it really is the
lush and wet summer bush that we have been yearning for. With temperatures
soaring in mid-jan we thought the guests would just wilt away. One wonderful
afternoon, however, the crackling air finally broke into an incredible
storm sending floods of water though DumaTau and many hours and 76ml
of rain later the frogs were singing their lungs out. Since then we have
had regular showers followed by days of a dripping sky and sweet smelling
soil. All in all our rain tallies close to 200ml..it may not seem a whole
lot to those living in wetter climates, but to us it is a gift from the
The Savuti Channel is resplendent
in her new bright green coat and the riverine forests are a tangle
of croton leaves and
thick bush. Once again
DumaTau is the jungle home of migratory birds, zinging cicadas and curious
herds of kudu and impala intermingling with our resident baboons. The
troupe seem to have taken a liking to retail therapy and regularly make
forays into our shop..they are not big spenders however and appear to
ignore the "you break it you pay for it" policy of most outlets.
We are in the process of fortifying structures (again) against the mischievous
The only cause for concern is the gradual recession of water up the
Savuti Channel from Zib lagoon..only a trickle now exists in the channel
in front of the hide and hippo can hardly submerge themselves there anymore
and most have moved into Zib Lagoon.
Game viewing has been brilliant!! The rains have sent most of the elephants
into the mopane where the pans are brimming with water, birds and hippos.
There are still a surprising number of breeding herds around, enjoying
the muddy holes in the channel and the long 'elephant spaghetti' that
grows there. The odd herd of buffalo can be seen further up the channel..typically
surrounded by hundreds of bright white egrets. This makes for a beautiful
scene with black, white and green stark against
each other and stormy skies. General game is fantastic..lots of zebra
with bucking foals, and wildebeest herds turning circles and generally
acting in the crazy way they do. Also hundreds of impala, nice herds
of lechwe along the river..and on the 31st a large herd (about 20) of
roan antelope close to the airstrip! Wild dogs have been regular stars
in the repetoire..still at 21, the whole pack is looking healthy and
strong. The alpha male, never a beauty anyway, is really beginning to
look old and tatty so it will be interesting to see what develops in
the hierarchy in the next year or so.
The Savuti Lion Pride, also at
21, is back to weaving between the channel and the mopane although sightings
have been very regular..especially considering the one lioness has separated
from them while her cubs are still young. Strangely enough one of the
older cubs (about ten months) has stuck with them and she is allowing
him to suckle to the detriment of her own cubs. They are not getting
enough milk and are looking a bit waifish. Cheetah sightings have been
great with the three brothers performing at their peak on their hunts.
They can be seen causing havoc with the wildebeest and impala in the
channel all the way from Zib to Manchwe Pan east of Savuti. A female
and sub adult have also been hanging around in the old 'Hunting Sign'
area. Leopard has been better than expected for this time of year. Despite
the lush bush the guides have surpassed themselves..one lot of guests
saw three different leopard on one drive, after having seen the Savuti
Pride bring down an impala. Interestingly, the presence of hyena has
increased dramatically since last year this time. There appear to be
larger clans around, with groups of 5 or more regularly seen in the last
hours of daylight.
Once again DumaTau has attracted drama
in the form of an elephant calf who was found in a panic in the generator
room. Clearly attracted by
the low humming coming from the machine, the poor thing was head butting
the big green box it felt drawn to...many hours were then spent leading
it away from camp with the Land Rover (another machine with a a low throbbing
sound) until it ran off into the bush on its own. Despite leaving it
far from camp twice, it returned to DumaTau screaming indignantly for
Sad to say a breeding herd did come through the camp, only to reject
it into the waiting jaws of a clan of hyena metres from the camp. It
was all very sad, but an inevitable outcome for a lost calf in the wild.
Guest occupancies have been fluctuating
from full camp to near empty..but lots of English, Europeans and Americans.
Barry and Philemona Lowes,
regulars with Wilderness, had a wonderful stay and were blown away by
their experience here. Lex Hes brought a group here for photography
and were heard to say that DumaTau was without doubt the best camp they
had been to in Botswana, in terms of game and atmosphere. Well done to
a great team here who never fail to make us proud and put smiles on our
faces and on those of the guests.
Our annual three week refurbishment and
refitting closure is imminent and we look forward to the construction
of our new walkways, as well
as a general tidy up of the more tired corners of the camp. Very very
sadly we say goodbye to Libby this month who is heading back down to
South Africa. She is going to be missed and has certainly been fantastic
in the smooth running of DumaTau. We wish her the best of luck for 2003.
May this year bring all the successes of the last...DumaTau is a very
special camp and we hope it retains the charm and appeal that have really
put it up there with the best.
Deborah and the DumaTau team
We were starting
to get really worried at Mombo as the rains kept on missing the area. We
could see the late afternoon thundershowers falling all around
us every second or third afternoon or so - but Mombo was dry and our
new grasses were looking bleak. However all that changed with one big rain
We had 52 mm one night with a total of 148mm for the month of January.
The vegetation seems to have changed overnight, and the bush is now lush
and green. Mid January was hot, with the average midday temperatures
reaching into the high thirties, but the evenings were cool and pleasant.
The two new game
viewing hides that have just been completed by Anthony and Nina are
a hit and make
the midday siesta
varied! One hide is at the "Hippo Pools" and the other to the
west of camp. They have already produced wonderful game and bird watching
opportunities including 2 sightings of Purple Gallinule (1 spotted by
Corle, who is still very excited about it), a pair of Crimson breasted
shrikes (on the road to the hide) and much more. Sightings of Painted
Snipes have also been regular after the rains. On another trip to the
hide, a python was seen eating a baby impala.
Kgosi "the rhino" has been the celeb of the month, allowing
us to view him on 7 different occasions, including one sighting with
him and one of the new females together. Poster, the head tracker in
the rhino monitoring team, came back from a days worth of "hunting",
and was very proud to announce that they managed to find 14 of the rhinos
that day. In general the new rhinos arrivals seem to have settled down,
and are doing very well in their new environment, making it easier to
find them and monitor them on a regular basis. One of the "new arrivals" did
stray down towards the western side of the Okavango, but has been brought
back home to Chief's Island by the Wildlife Department.
The lions have stolen
the show, with roughly 60 different sightings this month! The "Maparota pride" and the "Wheatfield boys" seen
the most regularly. Other prides seen: The Woody Boys, Phandani Pride,
Boro Pride, Mathatha Pride, Piajio Pride, Martina's Pride, as well as
a few nomadics travelling through the area. Mombo is going through a
include: lots of sightings of Cheetah, 2 sightings of Wild Dog, a
breeding herd of
about 400 buffalo and lots
and lots of sightings
of smaller buffalo herds and the more solitary "dagga boys",
2 small breeding herds of elephant - but lots of smaller bachelor herds
and single males, and 14 different sightings of leopard.
the slightly wetter weather, we have had another month of "Mombo
Pieter and the "Mombo
Who says the Delta isn't at its best in times of
when the floods are low. Though the water is at its lowest point in the
year at this moment, Xigera has had an excellent month in terms of game
and bird sightings. The Pel's Fishing Owls are availing themselves for
tremendous viewing and we even had the pleasure of watching a Pel's fishing
from the bridge whilst having pre-dinner drinks.
The rainfall has not been as much as
expected, with 65ml being the sum total for January. This had not stopped
Xigera from exploding into a green paradise. Guests were treated to
an uncommonly good game month. Wild dogs and cheetah have been sighted
- and we have had great leopard, lion and hyena interactions. We have
a heavily pregnant lioness near camp so we are expecting a couple of
cubs in the near future. I have detailed an interesting leopard vs
lion vs hyena interaction below.
The following is the leopard vs lion
vs hyena tale as told by Jurgen Vogt (Xigera's manager):
The Queen of the Jungle?
We were about 1 km from Xigera Camp on a thick
sandy section of the road in the middle of the floodplains surrounded
by dry savannah grassland and the occasional wild date palm thicket.
I slammed on the brakes. "Smells like something's dead" said
Cheryl. The unmistakable scent of a decaying carcass was being carried
from somewhere upwind. I turned and headed into the strong breeze. The
grass was high with some really thick scrub in sections, and I was hoping
that I wouldn't ride over 'whatever we were looking for's' tail.
We had traveled about a 100 metres when
I looked up into the only tree in the area. Something moved in the
gloomy light..... leopard. A large male leopard glared down at us with
those big eyes protecting his rotting kill. I wasn't sure how relaxed
he was so we cut the engine and sat very still. After staring at us
for about 15 seconds he lithely climbed down the tree, moved about
10 metres away from the tree and sat at the edge of a palm thicket
and started to groom himself. The kill was a large male Red Lechwe
and there wasn't much left. Judging by the stench, he had made the
kill about 36 hours before. Just as we were enjoying being in the presence
of this magnificent cat, he got up walked 3 paces and vanished into
the thicket. Silence. Only the wind and a few raindrops stirred. Then
the soft pads of another cat moving through the grass behind us. I
looked behind the vehicle. Lioness.
A solitary lioness was honing in on the
scent of the leopards kill. She walked right past us toward the palm
thicket, stopped at the edge, sniffed, gave a low growl and walked
toward the base of the tree. I wondered what she sniffed at as the
leopard was on the other side of the thicket. "Hyena" cried
Cheryl. As the lioness was judging the difficulty of the climb to the
carcass, an old grizzled female hyena with one blind milky gray eye
stalked out of the thicket. She had been lying in the heart of the
thicket the whole time unable to get at the carcass, waiting for her
opportunity. It was about to come.
The lioness was solely focused on the
meal in the tree. She bunched her muscles and leaped. In one lightning
movement she had the kill in her mouth and jumped out of the tree.
The leopard had underestimated the climbing abilities of this lioness.
As she settled to begin feeding all hell broke loose. The hyena ran
straight at the lioness and met her head on in cacophony of growls
and snarls. Then as fast as it started, it stopped. The two carnivores
stared at each other and then started to feed side by side on the same
carcass. I sat there stunned I had never seen this before. They were
feeding more co-operatively than 2 lionesses would have. Every few
seconds the lioness would begin her low growl and the hyena would answer
her with a high-pitched chatter, and then silence and the feeding would
begin again. The male leopard was not seen again.
Any minute, I thought, the lioness's
patience must run out. I was wrong; the hyena's patience ran out. Her
tail curled up, the hyena's chatter increased to a frenzy and she dived
at the main part of the carcass. The lioness responded and she attacked
the hyena with her fore paws and her growls grew ferocious. The hyena
didn't back down. She absorbed the best the lioness could give and
started the tug of war. This is when the hyena's superior strength
in her neck and jaws came into play, and she started to win ground.
One last bit of resistance from the lioness and then the hyena tore
free with the carcass in her jaws. With her head held high and her
tail raised in a show of defiance she trotted off a few paces and remarkably
stopped, dropped the carcass and began to feed in plain site of the
lioness. The lioness's spirit was beaten. Rain began to fall. She started
to feed on the scraps that were left on the ground. The hyena remembering
that she had a clan to feed picked up the remains of the carcass and
ran off into the grass. Today was a good day for her.
With nothing left to eat the lioness
moved out into the open and for the first time I could confirm that
she was lactating heavily and appeared very pregnant. Was it maternal
instinct for self-preservation on the part of the lioness that allowed
the hyena to win this confrontation? Or was the hyena simply the queen
of the jungle today? Just to remind us who has the title presently,
the lioness let off a ground shattering series of roars that burst
the silence of the night.
With that we sign off from a great January at Xigera.
Jurgen, Cheryl, Pinky and the Xigera Team.
Ongava Tented Camp Jump
The first month of a new year was not very busy guest wise. We had
a few beautiful thundershowers and breath taking sunsets with sundowner
drinks in the bush, some of them with white rhino's in sight. Some
staff and management that did not get the chance last year, attended
our first aid course here on Ongava held by Heidi Rapp. This was the
last month for myself and Cheryll here on Ongava after working here
for little more that three years. We are moving to Wilderness' Serra
Cafema and Skeleton Coast Camp. All staff gave their best to make it
an unforgettable stay for our guests. Camp is looking great.
December was a very hot month with some days being overcast and slightly
humid, the rest was blue skies and hot sunny days. We had mostly east
winds bringing in the clouds and some afternoons from the west that
cooled down the nights. Some days the weather looked promising for
rain but strong winds in the afternoon caused the clouds to disappear.
We measured 87,5 mm of rain at the camp for the month.
GAME VIEWING ACTIVITIES:
As our usual program drives into Etosha were done in the mornings with
Ongava Game Reserve drives in the afternoons. The Elephant sightings
were good, breeding herds and lonesome bulls were sighted at the waterholes.
Lions sightings were on a regular basis. We had regular Black Rhino sightings
too at Ombika waterhole. The waterholes are getting busy again, all the
rain water puddles are drying up. More new migratory birds have arrived,
makes birding exiting every day. The Cape Fox and its puppies were a
Drives on Ongava Game Reserve were excellent
with White Rhino, Black Rhino, Lions, Cheetah, Mountain Zebra and Aardwolf.
and Spotted Eagle Owls were spotted on night drives. The camp waterhole
was very busy as usual with lions at the waterhole for 8 days in a row,
mornings and evenings. Black Rhino came during the nights. The Lion sightings
on game drives were very good and they were relaxed during the sighting.
Tracking white rhino on foot is still the highlight of the activities
on Ongava. White Rhino sightings are excellent with the two cows and
their calves in particular. Two Cheetahs' were spotted on a morning walk
in the Sonop area. The Aardwolf den with two puppies provided us daily
sightings on the late afternoons and on night drives. I did an afternoon
walk in the Allendam area with 6 guests. We walked into a lioness, she
warned us, and half an hour later a black rhino charged us. Wonderful
experience for the guests. Morning walks were very popular too.
Rocktail Bay Dive Report
This month has been noted as the most successful
thus far in the Ragged tooth Shark research programme that we
are involved with. Details are a little further on in this report.
On average, January has provided
awesome weather and diving conditions. The good old wind has behaved
and has not been out
of control, but the
sun has been fierce, with bright humid days Our average visibility has
been 20m and our current water temperature has risen to a stunning 26
degrees C – yippee!!
On 2nd January, whilst diving Solitude, we could hear the clicking of
the dolphins very clearly and kept looking around, expecting to see them
at any minute. Just when the sounds became almost ear deafening, one
appeared, rushing down to the reef and then darting away again. For those
that were in tune with what was going on, it was a truly beautiful sight
18th January proved to be an awesome
day of shark sightings. We found 10 raggies at Island Rock and became
so involved in spending
them with snorkels that everyone almost forgot about the dive that we
were on our way to! All the raggies were jammed inside the cave area,
socializing and resting. We spotted 2 with tags, the one’s tag
is not easily identifiable and the other has a growth of sorts on the
tag area. There were sharks all over the place – just as you watched
the cave area from above, some would leave the cave and swim directly
below you and others would return into the cave. It’s such an eerie
feeling to know that your presence has been noted but that it is not
any problem. On this same day we also managed to spend time with two pods of dolphins,
at different intervals of our outing.
So on the first trip out to sea we saw
dolphins around the boat, snorkelled with sharks, then did the actual
dive!!! And on the return trip we
again saw a large pod of dolphins around the boat. This last pod actually
came right in to the boat including a mother who had a small calf with
her. The pod milled around, filled with curiosity and excitement. They
just would not leave us alone and kept coming in and out to the boat
to investigate us. When Darryl eventually signalled that it was time
to leave, I looked down to find the dolphins looking up at everyone
in the boat, almost saying “where are you going to?” – for
anyone remotely interested in nature, this was a heartwarming vision.
That something other than man could be so fascinated by us.
20th provided not 1 but 2 zebra sharks on Yellow Fin Drop. The first
was spotted as we descended and the 2nd right at the end of the dive.
It was resting lazily just off the reef, totally unaware of our presence
and enjoying the cleaning station that it had found.
21st was potato bass day. Homer
on Elusive has become quite the celebrity, on good mood days that
is, and now rests on the
sand and allows everyone
to approach to within about a metre of him. Smaller Bart is becoming
a touch jealous and tries to chase Homer away from us, but doesn’t
seem to have much success. Needless to say, everyone that is privileged
to be a part of the encounter forgets about everything else that is seen
on the dive and this encounter
becomes the highlight.
22nd we again spent a considerable
amount of time with our ladies, the raggies. Snorkellers that have
visited the site cannot
believe that they
are actually snorkelling above around 10 – 15 sharks. This is a
big highlight in the memory bank.
23rd was also a special day – we
took divers and snorkellers out to visit the ladies once again. We
found 7 inside the
cave and a further
3 moving around outside the cave area. Darryl did some free diving with
the camera and managed to get some superb identification shots.
We also encountered a rather cheeky blacktip
reef shark whilst snorkelling who tried to sneak up on everyone for
a closer look and then once spotted,
sheepishly swam away. On this particular outing, Island Rock produced
a green turtle, spotted eagle ray, brown rays and honeycomb rays, in
addition to the sharks. One of our snorkellers mentioned that he had
seen more life here in 15 minutes than spending hours on the Great
Barrier Reef!! He could not believe his shark encounters too. Neptune
provided us with stunning conditions and exceptional visibility. Absolutely
25th also produced spectacular
diving and shark sightings. It’s
become a regular event that if conditions allow it, we visit the raggies
first before going to the dive site. This way we get to do our research
before the tides change and the area becomes too sanded up. Excellent
photos were taken again on this day.
From a research angle then, we
have visited the raggies now for most of this month. We have seen,
in total, around 15 raggies,
in larger numbers
in the cave area and others were spilling out at other spots. We have
managed to identify 4 individual animals from special features that they
have. 1 female we have named “Jaws” – I think we’ve
told you about her. She is the one with the protruding upper jaw – the
Sharks Board is very excited about this one, as this is definitely an
unusual feature. We have not sighted her now as regularly as the 2nd
one, a female with a torn in half dorsal fin. We have photographed this
shark and this is also a fantastic identifying feature for future years
to come, as this will not heal. The 3rd and 4th sharks both have tags
but they are unreadable, as we cannot get close enough to the shark to
read the tag numbers. The 4th shark’s tag appears to have some
type of growth on it. What we have also noted is that the shark with
the torn in half dorsal fin seems to spend most of her time near the
cave area. To date we have still got the sharks here and will need to
document their departure dates, which we expect could be late February
or early March.
From a personal point, the dive
team is progressing and going from strength to strength. For those
of you that know the
team, Clive has now fully
qualified as a skipper, since recently passing his final practical evaluation.
Now the hard work and “real learning” comes into play. Darryl
is now a familiar face underwater as he has taken to leading dives rather
than sitting above the water as a passenger. It’s now become
a big “discussion” amongst the team as to who is diving,
skippering, on “stay at base” duty etc. Quite a joke actually!! Michelle has enrolled for an upcoming PADI Instructor course due to
start on 27th February.
We are truly thrilled at the shark sightings this raggie season. They
have provided us with much valuable data and have evoked incredible enthusiasm
and delight with our guests this past month. There are not too many places
in the world where you can snorkel safely above pregnant sharks, whether
you are experienced in the ocean or not, and without having to think
about the music to the Jaws movie.
In summary then, a superb month has been experienced by many, not to
mention the actual dive team and all the rewards that we have experienced. Thank you Mother Nature for all your splendours and thanks to Jacque
Cousteau for trying and testing scuba gear. We are forever in your debt.
Below are some excerpts from the dive
centre guest book for January:
John & Paulo Anderson – Brazil
2 great dives and very different from what we have done before. Many
thanks for everything”.
Melaney & Richard Wood – Port
Elizabeth, South Africa
“ Thanks for wonderful diving and fantastic hospitality. We hope to be
Jeff McKay – South Africa
Congratulate yourselves on a very well run world class dive operation – stand
tall amongst the best. Everything of the best in your ventures – a
great team – Darryl, Debbie, Clive, Michelle”
Gael Lescornec – France – now
temporarily residing in South Africa
“ My best dive by far. Thank you to the whole team for creating such an
exciting and comfortable experience”
Charlie Johnson – London
4 beautiful dives – so much to see. 4 great Instructors”
Sam Johnson – London
All of the above – best dives to date – will take some beating!”
Phillip Voswinkel – Germany
“ Spectacular dives!”
Frits, Jeroen & Rene Janssen – Netherlands
“ Great diving, lots to see, perfect shark watching. Thanks!!”