Posts by Robyn Foot

Royal Treatment and Family Fun

It comes as no surprise to us that the beautiful Royal Tree Lodge, a private game reserve where we stable our horses on the banks of the Thamalakane River, works as a destination in its own right for certain guests – especially families. It just shows the importance of listening to guests’ wishes and suppressing…

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A Moving Tribute to Chapman’s Baobab

Lily Ashley at Chapman's Baobab

We have just returned from the Makgadikgadi Pans having had another wonderful adventure on horseback. However, it was our first time to see the, once mighty, fallen Chapman’s Baobab. It was with an immense, overwhelming, feeling of sadness that the following poem was beautifully written. The Upturned Tree By Lily Ashley Staring at the roots…

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In the Tracks of the Early Explorers – On Horseback

Horse riders in the Makgadikgadi sunset

PART TWO: Through the desert and into a new year. Having enjoyed a quiet family Christmas at home, riding along the banks of the Thamalakane River with friends, our next adventure was to take us north of the CKGR, to the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt pans of the Kalahari. Moving horses is always an anxious time,…

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From One Year to the Next

PART ONE: IN THE BUILD UP TO CHRISTMAS 2015 ended on a high: 40C + to be precise.  Botswana and the rest of southern Africa is currently experiencing the worst effects of El Nino, namely severe drought; to say we are desperate for rain would be an understatement. This being said, our last two family…

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Kamba is His Name

Kamba – in Chichewa (the language of our spiritual home), and other Bantu languages means tortoise. Supreme surprises Christmas came early this year for us, in the early hours of the 17th November to be exact, in the form of a lovely unexpected equine bundle. Yes we know!  “How could you not know she was…

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