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Farewell to two very special people

Posted on May 11, 2010

It is with great sadness we say goodbye to Vanessa and Marius.

After six and a half years of dedicated service to Leopard Hills, we say goodbye to Vanessa and Marius as they move onto a new chapter in their lives.

We cannot say how much we appreciate all they have contributed to the Lodge over the years, and wish them great success in the future as they experience new horizons.

Not only have they been extremely dedicated colleagues over all these years, they have become very special friends to us, and it is never easy to say good bye. Marius has been given a wonderful opportunity to further his passion in Wild Life Photography and we know he will succeed greatly in this field. Vanessa and Marius will be leaving us in July.

We wish you both well in your future endeavors and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

20 thoughts on “Farewell to two very special people

  1. We wish you all the luck on your new venture. I have never met Marius but I remeber being on a game drive & we were at a sighting of a female leopard in a Marula Tree, visibility was excellent & we were practiaclly sitting right underneath her – Marius arrived with his guests & parked next to us…I have never seen anyone so excited about how perfect the entire setting was…The perfect animal, the perfect position & the perfect lighting to take some perfect photo’s he was quite comical – I am going to miss seeing your photo’s on the blog as they are truly beautiful & you have a real talent.

    Go well…
    Regards,
    Drew

  2. Marius and Vanessa, it has been a priveledge and a pleasure to have known you both over the last few years.

    We both wish you the very best as you follow your new trail, and hope that our paths will cross again at some time in the future.

    We would take this opportunity to thank you for the care, wonders, and outstanding photography that you have shared to make every guests’ life that much richer.

    Tim and Jan

  3. I was only on one game drive with Marius and it was special.

    Marius you pictures on the website are always something to inspire to us rookies to hope for

    Good Luck

  4. Mari Yo So and Panel vanel,alles van die beste.thank you so much for wonderful memories and Good Laughs.i know you will do well well…we preciate you

  5. I wish you both the best of luck. Marius, may I also add that your fantastic articles and photographic skills are definitely going to be missed on the blog…

  6. Best wishes to both of you, thanks for the good times spent at LH. Although you will be greatly missed, you have an amazing opportunity to pursue you dreams. Hope to catch up with you later in the year.

  7. Marius was relatively new when we stayed for the second time at Leopard Hills (2005) but we knew that he was a star and tried to be with him on every game drive. He was fabulous in positioning us so we could get the best possible photos, and a kind and special person in every way. Duncan told us that he knew right away that Marius had a gift! Go with God, Marius, and have a great life. The Moores – Wesley, Pat, Michael and Ann

  8. OH, say it ain’t so!! Going to miss you both. Best wishes in all your endeavors to the both of you! I bet we will see your pictures in National Geographic!

  9. vanessa and marius,
    the entire roxy richards family wishes you both the best, because you are the BEST! you made our familys trip to leapord hills, with your enthusiam and your excitment in your craft. it was so thrilling for all of us.
    good luck, we know good fortune will follow.roxy, judy mary, jill gray, tony montana, and connor

  10. Best wishes to you both. My husband & I were hoping to return & go on safari with you Marius, but instead, we will hopefully be able to go on a "photography safari" with you instead, as you enjoy HUGE success in that field. Congratulations – you will both be missed.

  11. Best wishes to you both. My husband & I were hoping to return & go on safari with you Marius, but instead, we will hopefully be able to go on a "photography safari" with you instead, as you enjoy HUGE success in that field. Congratulations – you will both be missed.

  12. Best of luck on your new venturs!!!

    Look forward to seeing your photos in major publications!

  13. My first safari was last October and thanks to Marius’ knowledge and enthusiasm i am now a keen photographer, hooked on safaris and hoping to come back to Leopard Hills next year. It will be a shame that you will not be there but i wish you and Vanessa well and look forward to hearing your news via your blog. Best Wishes Elaine

  14. Thanks for all the kind words, greatly appreciated! I guess it wont feel "real" until we are packed up and on our way out.

  15. Hey Guys! It has been a great few years and its wonderful to see that so many people have responded to Dunx post of you guys leaving – clearly shows how you will be missed….

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