Sefapane River Lodge

Driving through the bush to  Sefapane River Lodge, close to the Lowveld town of Phalaborwa in Limpopo province, guide and lodge manager Sascha Hof points out the last of the brittle mopane leaves clinging to almost bare branches. She comments on the startling freshness of the knob thorns in full bloom and the way in which the stripes on a cluster of zebras tone into the landscape in a subtle play of shadow and light.

The air is dry and so is the veld (grassland), but the impala ewes are growing fat with their lambs, and the hillsides are dotted with splashes of green from the euphorbias and wild figs. ‘This is my favourite time of year,’ Hof explains as we take in the landscape poised between winter and spring. ‘Look at the colours, the light …

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