While the bushveld is home to many wild creatures, one in particular tomorrow will feature. Where others might flee or snarl or stalk, this creature will hop instead of walk. He is white, rotund and incredibly rare, only venturing out when no one can stare. Tomorrow, on a day that we hope will dawn sunny, join your ranger on a hunt for the Bushveld Easter Bunny
This year we decorated our famous Easter Market with sophisticated style!
Keeping in tradition with the bright coloured schweschwe cloths, we introduced St Joseph Lilies, Fat Clay White Bunnies, Crystal Vases, Chill Out Couches, Pink Hammocks, Rugs and my long awaited dream of a traditional Makoro.
The Londolozi Signature Cinnamon Buns along with the savoury sensations included:
Mushroom Kebabs with Thyme and Garlic Butter, Sizzling Bacon Skewers, Pans of softly scrambled eggs, Crepes, Thinly Sliced Sirloins, Apple and Hay Smoked Parma Ham, Milano Salamis, Baby Carrots with Whipped Feta & Yoghurt, The Cocoa Shack featuring chocolate of all kinds – enough to fulfil any sweet dream…
The Makoro Bar, named after the traditional Okavango Canoe which it represents, was filled with ice cold beverages – Mango Lassi, PIMMS No 1, Graham Beck Brut and Corona’s served with Lime Wedges, all to ensure that this was by far the best bar this side of the Sand River!
Simply Sophisticated: St Joseph Lilies, White Chocolate Eggs on a SchweSchwe layered table
Ranger Dave ready to hang the crisp White Lanterns
Amy, Kate and Alida set up the Marko bar with enough selection to quench anyone’s thirst
The Big Fat Clay White Bunny!
The Mokoro Bar – filled to the brim with ice cold beverages, enough choice to quench any thirst
Kate Collins shaking up the Bloody Mary’s to get the day started
What else on a hot African morning, then a PIMMS No 1?
Ice-cold Graham Beck
Executive Chef Anna giving the Easter hug of approval for a job well done by Ranger Dave!
The arrival of the Londolozi butlers
The team take a photo break behind the very popular Makaro bar.
Emma and Erin show us the Easter Spirit
Anna and Connie style the Charcuterie Stall – thinly sliced Sirloins, Apple & Hay Smoked Parma Hams, homemade mustards and chutneys too
A delicious selection of meats
Thinly Sliced Sirloin cooked to perfection
Connie and Sendry put out the Honeyed Chipolatas
Ready for tea
Whistling Kettles – always a great morning sound
A Londolozi Signature – Amarula and Coffee
Erin ensuring it’s brewed correctly – attention to detail is everything when it comes to this coffee!
Blueberry and Chocolate Muffins
Tons of Buns – Croissants, Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Muffins and the Londolozi Signature Cinnamon Buns
The Pancake stop – yum.
Another Londolozi Signature – The Cinnamon Bun
Executive Sous Chef Eric making sure the Scrambled Eggs are soft and fluffy – always with a great smile!
Bush Banqueting Chef Connie proudly shows Eric her delicious Mushroom Kebabs with Thyme & Garlic
Brown Mushrooms, White Mushrooms, Porcini Mushrooms – it’s all about the ‘shroom!
A bunny’s delight!
No Londolozi Easter Market is complete without the Bush Easter Egg Hunt! The clues led the children all over the veld following the white bunnies discovering sweet treats along the way.
An Easter Egg clue to begin the hunt
The ‘Chill Zone’
The Setting for Easter 2015
We hope you had a wonderful long weekend and Easter Sunday.
With much love Your Londolozi Family
Written by: Anna Ridgewell
Photographed by: Caitlin Fay Smith and Amanda Ritchie