The Scrub Hare – Jackson Kiddard

Let today be a day where you take nothing for granted.

For life is fleeting, fragile and precious and can change on a whim.

Say all the things you really want to say to your loved ones today,

say the things you would regret should they pass on

and your words remain unspoken.

Rejoice, for you and they are alive today –

and should you or them pass on to unknown shores,

rejoice even more for you have a wonderful love story to tell.

Happy Easter

from all of us at Londolozi

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The beautiful 2017 Easter setup on the Varty Camp lawns where all Londolozi guests joined for a breakfast feast.

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Guests indulging in a wide range of cold and hot breakfast treats after a morning game drive.

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The fires on the go in preparation.

Part of the Londolozi Kitchen team- Connie, Eric, Thoko, Anna and Sam.

Innocent, Robbie, Service, Victor and Aaron try on the photography stand hats for some Easter fun.

Butlers Trevor, Innocent and Matt finish their tables with true Londolozi smiles.

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The table decorations- a scattering of pastel Easter eggs…

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The Camp Manager team posing for a quick photograph before the arrival of the guests.

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Nothing like sweet indulgence to end a day… Nutella and fresh raspberry pancake stacks.

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Our signature cinnamon buns, croissants and homemade ginger bread bunnies… Dough Happy!

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The Londolozi signature Easter cinnamon buns.

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Our homemade ginger bread bunny biscuits.

Thinly sliced sirloin and charcuterie from Richard Bosman together with pickles, mustards and malden salts.

Watermelon and pomegranate, pineapple and ginger syrup- a refreshing start to a sweet day.

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Watermelon and pomegranate lolly pops.

Smoked salmon and fennel frittatas, gammon tomato, spinach and brie muffins or a caprese frittata, sure to give you ‘eggstreme’ happiness.

The hit of the day! Eight hour slow cooked lamb with minted feta stuffed into a turkish roll. What’s more to love?

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Alex Jordon, Londolozi Trainee Ranger/ Easter bunny.

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Photo bomb of the day! Bron and Shan Varty pose for a picture with Dave Varty sneaking in in the background.

Eric Ubisi, Executive Sous Chef, lovingly turning the mushrooms.

Thoko Khosa, Tree Camp Sous Chef, checking up on Eric’s work quality.

Londolozi style Shakshuka eggs- poached eggs nestled in African tomato sheba, coriander and a touch of chilli.

Bacon rolls on the go.

Connie, the bush banqueting queen making sure the bacon was done to perfection.

Guests enjoying an Easter market extravaganza.

Jo Benecke, Cubs Den leader with all our youngest Londolozi guests after their easter egg hunt.

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Guy Brunskill and Alex Jordan, this year’s Easter bunnies.

The gold bunny this year was a rare sight and one symbolising the great decadence of this 2017 market.

The traditional Easter bar.

Mango lassi- a combination of fresh mangos and coconut milk.

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The Butlers sneaking in a quick game of croquette on the Varty Camp lawns.

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Guy Brunskill, Alex Jordon, Garrett Fitzpatrick and Life Sibuyi enjoying the Easter spirit.


Photographs by Amanda Ritchie

Filed under Cuisine Occasions

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Anna Ridgewell

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A lodge like Londolozi, although famous for its wildlife, is about far more than just that. The superb culinary experience which awaits every guest at Londolozi is thanks to the continued efforts of Anna, who has been instrumental in the development of new ...

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on Happy Easter 2017
    Marinda Drake says:

    Love to see the pictures of the Easter market every year. This year is stunning Anna. It look amazing. Well done.

    Darlene Knott says:

    Wonderful job by the staff! Hard workers abound at every camp we have been to in Africa! Beware, scrub hares, we just saw a cheetah grab one in Kenya. That hare did not stand a chance with the hungry cheetah! Happy Easter!

    Anna Ridgewell says:

    Thank you Darlene – was a lot of fun setting it all up!

    Les Moodie says:

    What fun it all looks. You all put so much into it. Well done!

    Anna Ridgewell says:

    Thank you Les!

    Michael & Terri Klauber says:

    Wow, wow, wow! What a fabulous and decadent Easter celebration! Well done. We wish we could taste those eggs and that inspired lamb right now! Can’t wait to see you all in a few months. Happy Easter to all!

    Anna Ridgewell says:

    Thank you the Klaubers! You never know what i have in store for you on your return! Hope you all had a great Easter and counting down the days to our next glass!

    Diane Phillips says:

    You had me at Cinnamon.

    Anna Ridgewell says:

    ha ha! Thank you Diane!

    Mary Beth Wheeler says:

    And it was just as fabulous as the pictures show it! Thank you, everyone, for making it a special Easter-to-remember!

    Anna Ridgewell says:

    Than you Mary Beth – it was so lovely to have you here!

    Wendy Hawkins says:

    Oh my goodness me Anna this all looks so good, it would be reason enough to visit Londo to indulge in all that deliciousness πŸ™‚ Thank you for making it so special for your guests & us bloggers πŸ™‚ Enjoy Easter Monday & the rest of the week

    Anna Ridgewell says:

    Thank you Marinda! hope you had a lovely family Easter!

    Sally says:

    Amazing effort – as always! And looks so much fun as well as delicious!

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