Leopard Hills is proud to announce that we will be bringing more engaging Bush Experiences live to your computer in an exciting new way.
As of the end of last year, 2008, Seasons In Africa, the Leopard Hills Marketing Company, diversified and took over an Operational role in Djuma Private Game Reserve. Djuma is situated in the north east sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, comprising of three Lodges;, Vuyatela, Bush Lodge and the self catering Camp Galago. Djuma has an exclusive 7000 hectare traversing area, bordering the western boundary of the Kruger National Park.
I have personally had the privilege of being involved in the operations since we took over last year, and it has been a frenetic six months since we took over this role, revamping the Lodges and getting to know this wonderful product and the wonderful people involved there on the ground. We are presently creating a brand new website and hope to have this and the new Djuma Weblog up and running in the very near future.
Based at the Vuyatela Lodge Facility is a Company called Wild Earth who have been instrumental in pioneering the development of Wild Earth TV www.wildearth.tv where they broadcast three live game drives a day from the Djuma Private Game Reserve and have a number of fixed cameras at certain waterholes, which enable real time live viewing twenty four hours a day, from the comfort of your home or office. This is also an interactive service where anyone can ask the presenter questions via a text chat facility in real-time from a computer anywhere in the world., The presenter will then address the questions as they come in, thereby creating an engaging two-way conversation with people all over the world. In addition to this, three times a week there are “Fire Side Chats”, where presenters and guests discuss all kinds of bush related topics, and again encouraging people around the world to interact and ask questions. This is a unique product, offering live broadcasts, and inviting real time bush experiences into peoples homes and offices.
As exciting as this is, we intend taking it one step further by bringing Leopard Hills into the mix with regular Fire Side Chats live from the Lodge, and by positioning some cameras around the Reserve at set waterholes that many of you have come to know so well, including a camera position at the top of the Hills, looking out over the view from the main deck, allowing anyone in the world access to a live feed of this view on a daily basis. In time, we also hope to be able to do some live game drives from Leopard Hills as well, putting you right there with us on some memorable safaris around this magnificent piece of bush that we are privileged to call home.
To give you a taste of what’s to come, we have built the live feed into our weblog, which will be available to you 24 hours a day, streaming live video footage of game drives and waterholes in the Djuma Game reserve. You can find this video stream simply by clicking on the “Live Web Cam” link in the main menu of our weblog, or by clicking on the link below:
The daily Game Drive schedule is listed below the video player.
We would appreciate your feedback on this planned endeavor.