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Rich Laburn

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Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the founder of the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography have seen him build Londolozi's online ecosystem into a unique platform for advocacy of the restoration and rewilding of ...

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I am fine like bread, butter, cheese and tomato!!

I will miss you Mr. Mathebula.



Congratulations on your retirement China. Well deserved. You will be missed by all current & Old staff & guests that you had an impact on. You added serious value to Londolozi and can be proud of what you achieved, very special seeing you every night at Founders camp! A true Gentleman.


Simon, I still don’t believe the retirement day has come, “Congratulations and rest well”
Myself and Alan would just like to thank you so much for looking after us and tracking such awesome sightings over the years. I am sure you will be sadly missed for your experience, your fantastic stories and your very dry sence of humour!
Thank you so much for helping to make our visits to Londolozi so special,
Love and best wishes
Sue & Alan


Ah Simon my friend, tracker, and one of the few people I shared a sense of humour with.

I have such nostalgia now, from tracking with you, laughing with you, having you chase me with a panga all the way to Pioneer Camp when I punctured the tired, but most of all, all the knowledge you shared with me…about the bush, and about life…such good memories.

Most of all I’ll remember one of Londoz’s most famous chirps…

…”Hey China, don’t be looking at me like that I’m not your television!”


Good luck China. Hope you have a fantastic retirement, you deserve it! Londoz will miss you.


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