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Dave Varty

Co-Founder/Owner

Dave's story is too full and rich to tell in a brief blog bio. Suffice it to say that it is due to his passion, hard work and lifelong dedication to conservation that Londolozi is what it is today. One of the co-founders ...

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Tina Silver
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Boyd did an awesome job of his TED presentation.
I watch these talks every day and was pleasantly surprised when I saw his name come up, as we met with my husband Mark at ILTM and Travel Week a few years ago.

Judy Guffey
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Mahalo for your guidance and thoughtful words.

Valérie Boor
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It was a privilege to witness this talk at TEDWomen 2013. Sad but fitting to hear the news of Mr Mandela’s departing from Boyd Varty.
Thank you for your inspirational ‘campfire stories’. I hope to do them justice in translating them for TED. Hopefully this will help spread your good work for the ecology of Londolozi in South Africa across its borders to the rest of the world.

Paul Laing
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Spoken from the heart. Brings back incredible memories. May you continue to deliver a really wonderful message. Regards and best wishes. Paul, Bernie and the girls.

Christine
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Thank you for sharing that.

Mary Beth Wheeler
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What a fabulous presentation! You must be so proud, Dave and Shan! It brought tears to my eyes…

Wendy Hawkins
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Hello there, I am having trouble watching this video, it keeps stopping 🙁

Rich Laburn
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Are you experiencing problems with the video player or your bandwidth?

Wendy Hawkins
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Richard I went on the Internet & watched it to the end & now I am in tears! That was amazing as its been such an emotional day & Dave, you were very brave to have presented that beautiful talk when you yourself must have been very saddened by Madiba’s death. God Bless you & Londolozi
Thank you <3

Dr Mary Turgeon
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Beautiful and touching presentation. Can’t wait to return to Londolozi some day.

Thais Racy
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So touching! So true! So human! Ubuntu. Dave and Shan, I’m sure you have all the rights to be so proud of your son. Hope to get back to this piece of paradise one day!

Diana Rawes
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So well expressed and just another mirror of what
Londolozi essence is all about. Thank you for inspiring

Karin
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Bravo Boyd.

Michael & Terri Klauber
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Boyd,

All we can say is WOW! What a brilliant and passionate talk. Your humble demeanor, honest words and beautiful stories inspired us! Long live the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the compassion of Ubuntu!

Best to you and your family for the holidays, Michael & Terri

Jan-Erik Rottinghuis
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You are truly inspiring and having been in Londolozi I feel so privileged. We know what to strive for: Ubuntu.
Jan-Erik

Susan Strauss
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Watching Boyd’s talk was 15 minutes of being transported through time and space back to my life changing week at Londolozi this past June. Needed and much appreciated!

Jill Grady
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So beautifully spoken from the heart Boyd. It is easy to see that the nine year old boy grew up to be a kind and thoughtful man. May we all experience Ubuntu and live our lives being the very best version of ourselves that we can be.

MJ Bradley
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This is what makes us want to be a part of South Africa, you passion and love for you Country is wonderful to see.. May Madiba & Sunny, RIP.. How fortunate for you to have grown up and to continue the dreams of your ancestors.. Thank you for sharing a small slice of your story with us.

Ubuntu!

Bonnie Olson
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What deeply felt words you say Boyd. Though only seeing this now, time has not faded your message. How beautifully you tell the story of your dear friends, and your experience growing up in such a special place. As always your gift for story telling brings all who watch you and listen into your experience. Thank you for being you and expressing your experience to share with us non-South Africans. I hope to return some day to your beautiful place on our planet. Ubuntu.

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