Churchills, Hollanders and Thunderstorms

Churchills, Hollanders and Thunderstorms

Just when we thought summer was over more storms and rain (afternoon thunderstorms). Yesterday we stopped two Dutch guests walking out into the bush in the midst of a huge afternoon thunderstorm, merrily brandishing their metal-spined umbrellas aloft. Did they even wonder why the walk-obsessed dogs didn’t join them?
Evening Storm brewing @ Three Trees
February was a good month for us – in fact our best month to date! And hence we buy into the sentiment espoused by the tourism fundis in SA that we have turned the corner – aided by a weakening rand and perhaps by the euro not totally going to pot over the Greeks. Late winter in Europe & GB does always see a surge in visitors doing whatever they can to get somewhere warm, and boost their Vit D feel-good levels. And I think in there somewhere is the fact that our Juju got his comeuppance from the big daddy Z weighing positive sentiment in our favour – if only a teeny bit.
 
Mike inspecting the workmanship
CHURCHILL’S – The building of the new private and very secluded family villa is going well – the views are stunning – you can lie in the pool, your bath or pretty much anywhere you like and watch a rhino grazing in the distance, while the view to the west is over Spionkop dam and of the Northern Drakensberg.
Views clean over Spioenkop Game Reserve
Churchill’s, the new family is scheduled for completion end April 2012 – hopefully just in time for lots of agents and operators traipsing through on their way down or back from Indaba…. It can be used on a self catering of fully catered for basis.