Quatermain’s 1920s Safari Camp: A jewel of a place

A couple of years ago, a young violinist who flitted through my life for a while sat and practised yoga outside our tent at Quatermain’s 1920s Safari Camp in the Eastern Cape, eyes closed and unaware that a grey duiker was standing less than a metre in front of her. The little antelope was unperturbed by the presence of a naked human but the same could not be said of the high-strung musician when she opened her eyes. I think that duiker’s still running and I don’t blame it a bit, given the amplitude of the shriek. That night we…

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