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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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on The History Behind The Aloes

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Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Aloe plants are indeed extraordinary ones. I will try to plant a few in my garden at home as well.
And I Love them because they are loved by sunbirds.
Thanks for the interesting article on these plants

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Aloes are such stunning plants and many birds love them. When they are flowering there is a hive of activity around them.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

The approach to Founders Camp after disembarking from the vehicle is magical with its aloe display! It’s one of the many things we look forward to on our visits and a great way to be welcomed.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It is such a stunning scene to arrive back to after an enjoyable game drive.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Great Post Sean! We loved seeing the old photos and reading the journal. We were not aware of the place that aloes have in Londolozi’s history. Thanks for uncovering another special nugget of history!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I believe that aloes certainly have a close place to many of the Varty’s hearts. Especially Maidie.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

What a beautiful story about the aloes of Londolozi and Maidie. Thanks for sharing Sean.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Megan, how fascinating to read the background story of how all the aloes came to be present throughout the Londolozi property. During my last stay, there were several vibrant red aloe plants blooming along the path to my room. I stopped to look each day, enjoying their beauty as well as looking for insects, birds or anything else that breathes. It’s good to know that additional aloes are planted each year so that everyone may enjoy their beauty in all areas of the property.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Oops, sorry Sean! I read two blogs back to back and used Megan’s name instead of yours. Regardless, I love the aloes throughout Founders Camp.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

No worries. I am glad you love the aloes still.

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

I always look forward to posts featuring the aloe blooms. I want to plan our next trip in winter specifically to see them (and phenomenal game viewing of course).

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I would strongly recommend going for a walk around the camp on your next visit to see the aloes in their full bloom.

Barbara Wallace
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you Sean, I loved all the history you provided in this post! So interesting. You caused me to investigate how to grow aloe plants in Canada…indoors only in my region but a website on aloe that I found is called A Care Guide for Canadian Newbies. Perfect!! Hope to see Londolozi’s aloe plants one day soon.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I love going into some of the history behind what makes this place special. I hope you are able to grow a few aloes there successfully.

Linda Rawles
Digital Tracker

I am reading a book about aloes right now, and I think I will bring it with me in November and go aloe sighting!

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