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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 20 Years of Service: Connie Mthabini

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Kim Drake
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Lovely blog, Connie definitely has a very special place in my heart in the kitchen, when she is not chasing me out of the kitchen with a chef’s knife menacingly resting in her hand for stealing a piece of bacon she is giving me the biggest bear hug for not having seen me around for a few days. I look forward to working with Connie for many many more years!

Kate Collins
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What a lovely write-up about a very special lady. Thank you Anna and Connie.

Arden Zalman
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One more reason to love Londolozi.

Cinzia Carli
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Mamma Connie, My Friend, I miss you everyday! You are an incredible gift to Londolozi and everyone privileged enough to meet you!

Dave Mills
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Congratulations Connie. You’d better still be at Londolozi when my grandson Henry, three years old now, comes to visit you when he gets a bit older — maybe in five or six years.

Anna
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Thank you Dave – yes i will definitely still be here and look forward to welcoming you and Henry to Londolozi!

Jill Grady
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Congratulations Connie, on your 20th Anniversary with Londolozi! They are lucky to have you and I can attest to how wonderful your cooking tastes! We can’t wait to return again next year and enjoy all the fantastic food that is prepared there at Londolozi!

Anna
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Thank you Jill!
Connie looks forward to welcoming you back to Londolozi!

Trevor & Colleen
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Congratulations Connie!! See you soon.

Anna
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Thank you Trevor & Colleen – love Connie

Michael & Terri Klauber
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Congratulation Connie! 20 years and counting! We can’t wait to get back to Londolozi for some of your fabulous Chili! (and all the rest of your specialties too!)

Anna
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Thank you Michael & Terri!
We look forward to seeing you next year in August!

Mary
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Congrats Connie. Hope you have many more years. It was a very heart warming story!:)
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Anna
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Thank you Mary!
I will be still here at Londolozi when you next return and look forward to sharing my new chutney’s and Chili with you again – love Connie

Di Riddel
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Well done Conny, you must be proud !! 🙂

Anna
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to my darling Connie, with her welcoming smile and her delicious food,,. everything World Class and nothing Beyond Kak. Through the years with Ashleigh, Sheila, Dumi, lettuce, Shadrack and always Elmon….. . , bush dinners, breakfasts, bush camp, tree camp, main camp and all the new ones, drinks stops, big bush banquets,…. Connie was always there, reliable, steady, organised and ready. thank you always Connie! you are and have been a shining star! From Yvonne Short

sue prince
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Congratulations Connie, You have cooked us many great meals over the years with the same passion and commitment, Thank you.

TinaGreeff
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What a nice testimonial !!!!

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