Once a year a variety of hare comes to visit the beautiful yet dangerous grazing grounds of Londolozi. Our guests this weekend were invited to see this special creature on their Easter morning game drives and follow the trail of white bunnies to a unique Easter Market in the middle of the wilderness. Hunting started early as our guests left for game drive at dawn. Sightings of leopards, lions and elephants were abound and by 9:00 am, the trail of the white rabbit had greatly intensified. It was only a matter of minutes before one of the Londolozi cubs spotted the tell tail signs of the Easter Market and asked their ranger to slow down. This is what they discovered…
The Easter Market was hidden inside an intimate clearing which required guests to walk down a game trail in order to get there. Perched on the banks of the Sand River, under a cluster of Jackalberry Trees, this was the perfect location for an Easter Morning brunch.
There were a variety of stands offering various styles of food. One of the most popular was the Boulangerie stand.
Considering that the stand was laden with a variety of freshly baked assortments, such as these Hot Cross Buns, it came as no surprise at all.
The Londolozi Bunnies were dressed in white, resembling the white bunnies leading guests and rangers all the way through to the Easter Market.
The Londolozi Easter Market
Another firm favorite amongst the guests was the Fabulous Fruit stand. Offering a collection of fresh made fruit blends, it was hard to pick which option to go for.
In hindsight, most of us went for all three options during the course of the morning and, naturally, we picked up a couple of these fruit skewers on the way.
Even a herd of Elephant came to investigate the Easter Market, before rushing back into the Sand River and providing a spectacular sighting for guests watching from the river banks.
Easter Morning Drinks
Kerry and the Varty Camp Butlers getting into the spirit of the morning.
The Charcuterie stand featuring shaved ham, pork sausgaes and slithers of Lamb. Yum!
For a stand that was called "Just Eggs", it provided some remarkably delicious dishes ranging from Salmon Fritata's to Gourmet Scrambled Eggs.
Dave poses with our Executive Chef, Anna Ridgewell and the rest of the Londolozi Bunnies.
This was one stand that was visited by every single one of the Londolozi Cubs during breakfast. Whether it was the sumptuous crepes or just the variety of sweet toppings that tempted them in remains to be seen, however there was not one crepe left over by the time breakfast had finished.
The Londolozi Butlers pose for a pic between serving Champagne and Amarula Coffee.
Our Chef in Training, Sarah, mans the Chocolate stand
After breakfast, James, Dean and Rich broke out the guitars for a mellow jam session underneath the Ebony trees.
The Londolozi Chefs pose for a photograph at the end of the morning. Without their hard work and culinary skills, this incredible morning would not have been possible in the slightest. Thank You Team!
This year’s Easter Market was truly a unique and very special morning for guests and Londolozi staff alike. It was a day in which we were once again able to celebrate the beauty and magic of family and appreciate all the different individuals who contribute to, and come and visit, the Londolozi Family. Our thanks goes to all of our guests for visiting us over Easter, the Londolozi Family for all the hard work, Dani Kane-Berman for organising a beautiful function and to Anna Ridgewell for preparing all the food with your wonderful and talented team of chefs.
Written & Photographed by: Rich Laburn