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My passion: Making food that brings people together

Posted by Frieda on Fri December 15, 2017 in The People behind the Business.

If you’ve ever been to the Karoo you’ll probably agree that it is a special place. There are many things that make it special, but if you close your eyes right now and picture the Karoo, I bet you the first thing that pops into your mind is a hearty meal prepared with love and passion. Michelin-star chefs are praised for well-balanced, beautifully plated and decadent dishes, but I believe that there is another skill that very few can master – a gift that has been forgotten by most, but lives on in humble places like the Karoo.

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Fishing in Africa - why fly fishing largemouth yellowfish on the Orange River is the one you shouldn't miss

Posted by Chris on Mon November 13, 2017 in Fly Fishing.

Are you planning a fishing trip to Africa? Which species should you be scouting for?

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Finding myself in the middle of the Karoo

Posted by Frieda on Mon October 9, 2017 in The People behind the Business.

Have you ever been to a place that literally feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere – a place so arid and hot that you simply can’t imagine why any rational person would live there? I was born in a place like that and I asked myself that same question. It was only after 15 years of living a ‘normal’ city life that I came to the answer.

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Dry fly heaven

Posted on Mon September 11, 2017 in Fly Fishing.

A film depicting the fly-fishing on the Orange River at Gkhui Gkhui River Lodge

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A river-side escape on the Orange

Posted on Fri August 25, 2017 in River-side escape.

Our first-time guests often use the terms “hidden gem” and “pleasant surprise” in their compliments to us. We believe that this is a reflection of our mission to create an exclusive retreat in a unique natural setting that is known by few. A key part of this is the unique natural environment – the vibrant Orange river.

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