The story of the Elephants of the Nyathi Concession (on which River Bend Lodge is situated) goes back 15 years to 2003 when 53 Elephants (a whole family group) was moved across from the Main Park to the Concession.
Some days ago an Elephant calf fell into the water at Gwarrie Pan - a waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park - and drowned.
We celebrate Heritage Day on the 24th of September in South Africa. Heritage Day was formerly known as King Shaka Day in honour of the legendary King Shaka Zulu. One does wonder, strict disciplinarian that he was, what he would think of the morality of not only modern day South Africa but the whole World!!