The Valentines Rush

by Rich Laburn on February 9, 2011

in Londolozi Life

Red Rose on Valentines Day

In Italy, Valentines Day was once celebrated as a Spring Festival, held in the open air, where young people would gather in tree arbors to listen to music and the reading of poetry. However, over the years, this custom has consistently failed to infiltrate the Londolozi ranging team and as such the lead up to Valentines Day is very different here in the African Wilderness.

The stakes are high, the girl is beautiful and yet there always seems to be just one rose to give. The results are nothing short of cataclysmic for everyone involved…

As in the tradition of Valentines Day, we present the Londolozi Valentines Day Video 2011 for your entertainment…

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

sheryl February 9, 2011 at 17:03

OMG so funny, Thank you so much for the long laugh this was so much fun to watch what a great sense of humour you all have!!!! Thank you..


Sharon McDorman February 9, 2011 at 17:12

how cute! Love it!!


Judy Guffey February 9, 2011 at 20:00

Great way to start my morning half the world away. Thanks for the smile.


Kate Goodman February 10, 2011 at 08:03

Very funny! Well done.


Christopher Goodman February 10, 2011 at 10:58

Absolutely awesome better than I imagined. well done guys!!


Graeme Marais February 10, 2011 at 15:48

Survival of the fittest!

Sad to have stepped out of the race.. My money was on Life Sibuyi


Georgia February 11, 2011 at 10:21



Cinzia February 11, 2011 at 14:37



Rosie February 11, 2011 at 15:42

LMAO that looked so fun to make, it sure was fun to watch !!


Pat Haines February 11, 2011 at 16:09

Wonderful made me laugh out loud!!


Adam Bannister February 12, 2011 at 07:42

Well done Rich; this is excellent work!


Sheila Patel February 12, 2011 at 09:36

You guys crack me up! That was fun!


James February 12, 2011 at 13:32

exceptional again Rich, great stuff…


Betsy Hall Domoto February 12, 2011 at 17:45

Love it! SO WELL DONE!


Betsy Hall Domoto February 12, 2011 at 17:46

Love it! So very well done!!!


Elynn Eiss February 13, 2011 at 05:25

What an amazing video…well done, a great chuckle !!! Thx Elynn


Warrick & Cam February 13, 2011 at 10:03

Love the dive tackle Serrao!


chane February 13, 2011 at 14:45

Hahah that was gud. Very funny. Well done to the ranger who made it to the girl. Hope the girl in the red dress is alright.
Well done on the vid.


Tami McCall February 13, 2011 at 19:14

Now THIS I’d like to see! (Along with about a million other things in your part of the world.) Well done, Londolozi! Happy Valentines Day!


Mandie labella February 13, 2011 at 21:58

What fun that was to watch


Jessica February 14, 2011 at 08:46

I may have made a msitake in my career choice in not becoming a game ranger but at least I am not going to make a mistake of where to be next year on february 14!
thank you – and well done.
wonderfully refreshing in a world of saccharine and suspicion.


Rich February 14, 2011 at 10:56

Jessica, that is great to hear. It is of course never to late to become a game ranger. Look forward to seeing you this time next year, if not sooner! xoxo


Lyn February 14, 2011 at 10:28

However, over the years, this custom has consistently failed to infiltrate the Londolozi ranging team and as such the lead up to Valentines Day is very different here in the African Wilderness.
That comment with the video made me laugh so much, that I got the entire office linked to the site to watch the rugby like attacks on other rangers and then the lovely green dress gets a heavy shove, was just the best ending. Excellent Londolozi!!!!!!!!!!!


Rich February 14, 2011 at 10:55

Lyn, I am so pleased you got such a laugh out of it, thanks for sharing with the entire office. Hope they enjoyed it as much as you did. Have a wonderful day filled with much love, roses and possibly a few rangers thrown in there…. xoxo


Peter Pyburn February 14, 2011 at 10:53

Great Rich! Challenging David Puttnam, Daryl Roodt and the Joubert’s!
Just stay at Londo’s!


Debbie Patching-Bozza February 14, 2011 at 11:19

This is hysterical guys, you must have had such fun making it!!!!! Enjoy you Valentines Day !!!


Nix Illes February 14, 2011 at 13:25

This sort of thing just isn’t good for a girls blood pressure on a Monday morning….he he!


Teneale February 14, 2011 at 16:18

Rich, another awesome addition to the Londoz films!
Kate Imrie’s debut film career is nothing short of amazing! :)


John Holley February 14, 2011 at 16:24

Kate Imrie you legend


Missy Hooton February 15, 2011 at 07:24

How fun… absolutely loved it!!


Pranay Anand February 15, 2011 at 11:21

Great to see some familiar faces, cool video…..we miss Londolozi


lucien February 19, 2011 at 16:45

brilliant rich!!!!


Rich February 19, 2011 at 17:23

We missed you in action this year Lucien, Thanks for your comments.


Brian Garland February 20, 2011 at 07:20

Sure makes for a good day out in the sun.


Tara Tonks February 27, 2011 at 20:59

Just wondered how I get to be the girl on the film next year?! Looking forward to seeing all you guys on 27th March!


Rich February 28, 2011 at 08:23

You can submit your CV when you are next at Londolozi and I am sure we can work something out Tara. Look forward to seeing you at the end of March :-)


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