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Barry Bath

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Barry grew up in Johannesburg and knew from a young age that he had a true love for the African bush yet it was only after spending several years in the corporate world in Europe, followed by a two year sabbatical of traveling ...

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on Steaming Through Time: The Selati Railway’s Legacy at Londolozi

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Super blog Barry, such a lovely snippet of history. Thank you.

Barry, what a great story and history lesson about Londolozi ‘s past. Thank you!

Barry, Thanks for sharing the really important railway history that is part of the Londolozi legacy! It still amazes us that Charles and Frank decided to take that journey and that they actually stayed! We drove along the old railway line again on our recent visit and couldn’t help but think about the challenges they encountered. We hope to visit the Railway Lodge on our next visit – we saw early plans and are sure it turned out great!

This post was fantastic. As Londolozi approaches its 100th anniversary this is a wonderful story about the early history.

A very interesting article, Barry, on those bygone days of the railway line.

Very interesting. History is a part of humanity and nature, it should be learned everywhere…

What a intriguing story Barry on the beginning of Londolozi. Just goes to show with lots of preserve and determination, it can be done. Look at Londolozi know, world renowned and a paradise of peace, serenity and stunning land. Animals are absolutely incredible and well known for leopard viewing.

What a wonderful and interesting story about an important piece of history that factors into the beginning of Londolozi. It is amazing that Charles and Frank bought their property sight unseen, a risk that no one would take today, but then turned out to be an investment that they never could have imagined. Thank you Barry for another chapter of the Londolozi story.

So eloquently written! You gave us a few details on a game drive and right after swati and I went to see the Sparta invoice on the varty camp wall. your blog has helped to jog my memory a lot. I also had no idea of the historical significance of the railway lodge. What an informative blog!

I’m glad we can appreciate the history of the railroad and enjoy the effects of it in the present day, while also recognizing that ultimately, it’s removal was the best thing for conservation. We recently saw the Kruger Shalati Train on a show and wondered how close it was to Londolozi. While it is no doubt a unique experience, I can’t imagine it would be better than a stay at Londolozi.

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