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Jemma Thorpe

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Jemma grew up on a farm in the Midlands Meander in Kwa-Zulu Natal and studied at the University of Cape Town. With little bush experience but with many hours of au pairing, teaching English and forming a love for travel, Jemma found herself ...

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Thank you all for sharing your special moments.

I’m with you Chris! We love arriving on the deck before other guests. The sounds of nature awakening as you identified are something we are able to re-create in our minds when we return home. It is such a peaceful experience.

Hi Jemma I want to agree with Ranger Dean that vast amount of untouched land must be protected at all cost for nature and it’s animals. There is nothing more beautiful than nature in it’s natural condition. Ranger Chris has that 15 minutes to himself every morning before sunrise which is so special. There he connects to nature and recharges his system for the new day dawning. Keep the good work up Rangers and protect the animals and vast land for them to roam in their natural habitat.

Jemma, Thanks for another great set of stories from your Ambassadors series! All three of the Londolozi family members highlight all of the special ways to connect with nature – each in their own way. It reminds us to look for those quiet times at Londolozi when we can connect with the nature that surrounds us. We can especially connect with Dean’s special spot – Ximpalapala. The memories of magical view helps us get to sleep on many nights when life’s challenges keep us awake!

I couldn’t agree more with all of you. That we still have safe havens for wildlife, is incredibly important.

Jemma, I enjoyed each of these stories and can only say – Londolozi has to be a very special place with very special people within. I only wish that I could one day visit you all, however that wish will never come true. I thank one and all of you for your great stories and your stewardship of your precious wildlife. Thank you so much.

Jemma, thank you for sharing the stories of Dean, Chris and Karin and how they have been identified as Nature Reunion Ambassadors. It’s a fitting title for each and I can just about feel their connection to the earth, trees, water, and others. My own nature reunion took place today in a vineyard of a Napa Valley winery where I could feel the damp, cool earth in my hands and smell the fresh, sweet scent of ripened grapes. Adding to this wonderful encounter was enjoying a glass of the finished product, lush, slightly acidic and bursting with fruit- a true reward delivered from nature to bottle, and ultimately, a glass. Just a different way to keep nature close.

I appreciate how each ambassador describes their own personal ways of connecting with nature.
I can relate to much in the descriptions! Sound for me has aways been a key piece of my enjoyment in nature. I still have recordings I made many years ago in the Amazon. And listening to them always seems to bring me right back there.

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