Tag Archives: Okavango Delta

The LION CHILDREN

Kate Nicholls, a very beautiful British actress with a brood of young children, came to Maun, Botswana in the mid-90s to work for Women Against Rape. She duly arrived at my second-hand shop REDWOOD HOLDINGS (Pty) Ltd. to furnish her … Continue reading

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A Bush Christmas & an Okavango New Year

Joy Evans & Klaas Bol, our friends and neighbours, invited Sheila and I to spend Christmas 1998 with them at Lake Xakanaxa in Moremi Game Reserve.  Joy lived in a rented cottage on Klaas and Maria Bol’s property next door … Continue reading

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Chief’s Island

In mid-March 1992, I had the chance of visiting a tiny village in the Okavango Delta called Ditsiping when I followed American, Doug Maher and his son, Terry (9) to see Gai, Doug’s Motswana wife, Terry’s mum, who was staying … Continue reading

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Maun Entertainment

In a village in the middle of nowhere, they made their own entertainment. Basil Read Construction personnel’s first peek at the possibilities was the Miss Maun (Male) Contest, held at the Duck Inn in early August, 1991. The place was … Continue reading

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