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marinda drake
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Kate we are going to miss you so much. I feel quite sad writing this. You are such a special person. Our visits will not be the same without you. It was so nice to have dinner with you and share our stories. I loved your blogs, specially the ones that made me proud to be a South African. We wish you all of the best in your new venture. Hope to see you again someday in this beautiful country we call home.

Kate Collins
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Thank you for your special message. I have so loved our dinners together and always look forward to your visits. Please stay in touch. I hope to see you and Des soon. With love, Kate

Loretta Z
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This was such a well written blog with 10 powerful lessons that everyone can learn from. Good luck to you in your future endeavors!

Kate Collins
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Thank you so much Loretta. I am so glad you enjoyed the piece.

Jenifer Westphal
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Beautiful Kate – thank you for sharing! Have a blast on your new adventures!

Kate Collins
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Thank you Jenifer, please stay in touch. Always sad to say goodbye!

Allan
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Will miss you Kate! Your writing too. See you tomorrow (Thurs 26).

Kate Collins
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Thank you Allan, you will be missed. Thank you for the delicious champagne. It was so lovely to see you again.

Ezequiel Almada
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I always enjoyed your articles and photos.
So, thank you and good luck on whatever you choose to do, lass.

Kate Collins
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Thank you so much for your lovely message. 🙂

Ian Hall
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Thank you Kate, I think you helped me with my photos and introduced me to Lightroom.
I would like to add my memory of the 2014 fire and I am sorry to embarrass Mr Smit at this point.
We were on a game drive with him and saw the flames , the smoke was that bad that my eyes started smarting and crying. I should say that I was there for a week and after a few days my eyes normally start to dry up, so they were drying up just as massive smoke got in them.
Simon didn’t come down for dinner, instead he went off to fight the fire. I don’t know what time he would have finished but guess it was somewhere about 11.30-midnight.
The following morning I wasn’t expecting to see him as I thought he should at least be catching up on his rest.
Instead there he was , smart and with a shirt pressed so smartly he could have been in the military.

On a personal level all the best for the future. I suspect working at Londolozi means working a lot of hours but you learn an awful lot during the time you are there

Michael & Terri Klauber
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Kate,

Thanks for such a beautiful farewell message. We wish you all the best in the future. We are sure that it will be for you as it is with us… Londolozi is always in your heart!

Good luck always!

Kate Collins
Guest contributor

Always! Please stay in contact, I love reading your updates on your wonderful adventures, here’s to many more for us all! 🙂

Judy B.
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Thank you for your support with my pictures and introducing me to Lightroom. I will miss seeing you when we come back to Londolozi. Good luck!

Brian C
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We will miss you and your wonderful writing. Your blogs are proof that you can have a positive influence on people from thousands of miles away.

Kate Collins
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Thank you Brian, such lovely kind words. Please stay in touch.

Lewis Schneiderman
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Kate,
My wife & i were there in Sept. 2014 & saw the fires..We were with Andrea & Bennet. I met you @ the creative hub where we worked on some photos. You introduced me to Lightroom. I will miss your blogs, so i wish you the very best in your new adventure.
Sincerely,
Lewis Schneiderman

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

We’re going to miss you Katey Collins!! So glad you won’t be too far away. All the best my friend.

Kate Collins
Guest contributor

Thank you Amy 🙂 I have loved working with you. See you soon!

Kate Goodman
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Beautifully written Kate my daaahling!! 😉 You will be missed! All the very best for the next exciting chapter! Xxx

Kate Collins
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Thank you Katie Goodman, I will miss you! Please visit in Johannesburg when you next find yourself in those parts. 🙂

Steve Gordon
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Kate, like all your other blogs, your final contribution is moving and beautiful. Your work at the creative hub was inspirational to me when I visited, and clearly inspiring to so many others who spent time in your warm creative company.
Your life must be forever richer from your time at Londolozi.
Thankyou again, and my very best wishes for you and your future.

Jill Grady
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Dear Kate,
I will miss you and your wonderful blogs and beautiful pictures. I’m sorry I didn’t have the chance to meet you in person. I wish you much happiness and good luck wherever your next adventure takes you.

Kate Collins
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Dear Jill, thank you for your beautiful message. Today is my last day and I am feeling very sad to be leaving. Londolozi is such a special place. Please stay in touch.

Fred Orban
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Thanks Kate Takes me back to memories of my many days in the bush. Many of them at Thornybush and in Zim near the Chimanimani mountains

Kate Collins
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Thank you Fred. I would love to hear more of your bush stories – hopefully soon on another trail!

TED SWINDON
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HI KATE,
THANK YOU FOR A WELL WRITTEN BLOG AND FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS AND MEMORIES OF LONDOLOZI.
YES LONDOLOZI IS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE PLACE, WITH THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE!
I WISH YOU WELL IN YOUR FUTURE AND HOPE THAT YOU FIND LOTS OF HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE AHEAD.
KEEP WELL, AND THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE WHILE AT LONDOLOZI.
BEST WISHES, TED.

Mary Beth Wheeler
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Thank you, Kate, for such a thoughtful blog as you leave Londolozi. You beautifully express so many of my thoughts about Londolozi and the bush that I have struggled to explain to people here in California when they question my desire to return so often. I don’t know of your plans, but I do know that you’ll always carry Londolozi with you wherever life takes you in the future! Much luck!

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