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There’s a Leopard in the Gym

Posted on September 25, 2008

I kid you not, in 21 years of having the privilege of being involved in this wonderful job, there is a first time for everything……………….

We had a visitor early this morning, the Hlaba Nkunzi female Leopard, Makwela’s daughter from her last litter, strolled into Camp for a good look around!!

First she went off to Room 5 to have a drink out of the plunge pool.

Then she wandered down the path past Room 3, all the way to the gym.

And finally she went into the gym and had a quick workout on the Treadmill.

All this before the game drives even left the carpark, I think there are very few places that can boast an escapade like this, and get the pictures to prove it.

I suppose we shouldn‘t be surprised, after all she grew up here and was often left in Camp when her mother went off hunting.

I guess just another reason we can be comfortable in calling this piece of paradise “Leopard Hills”!!

Thanks to Gary for the pics, what a morning!!

18 thoughts on “There’s a Leopard in the Gym

  1. The picture in the gym is so funny….well done Gary for capturing the moment…..another good reason to give up visiting the gym, could be bad for your health!

  2. i wish ian and i could be with you seeing thESE marvellous things, in stead of Ian doing an exhibition at the Gateway in Umhlanga and me doing accounts and our tax. HOW BORING.
    I am so envious. Love and Best wishes,
    Ian and Liz van Zyl.

  3. I love these e-mails and pictures. I wish I could have been there but I would have just run around screaming in fear!

  4. We have been following the weblogs and are so excited as we arrive on Monday for our first visit, who would ever believe that such a wonderful place exists – and we are going there!!!

  5. We have been following the weblogs and are so excited as we arrive on Monday for our first visit, who would ever believe that such a wonderful place exists – and we are going there!!!

  6. …making me want to quit my yucky job and come over there and work as a maid or cook or bottlewasher… you all are so lucky! Thanks

  7. Hi all,

    Dawn, the only reason i was near the gym was because i was in my LANDROVER, I get tired just wlking past the gym. Look forward to seeing a posting from you and Keith.

    What an awesome experience and another first for me.

    Ciao.

  8. Absolutely amazing! Nice photos Gary, must have been an awesome experience. I am wishing that I was already back and am counting down the days.
    Michelle

  9. And here we sit in Houston TX…with all of this wonderful leopard activity…half a world away….guess we know who have the really COOL jobs!
    Camp Run a Muck

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