2022 has been a fantastic season for us, after 2 years of very limited business. It was wonderful to see everyone return to Gamsberg, old and new friends alike, from USA, Mexico, UK, Germany, Croatia, New Zealand, and Denmark. A very big thank you to everyone who came to spend time with us at Gamsberg this year and made this season so wonderful.
A special THANK YOU to Robin's grandson Sam, who spent 2 months with us at Gamsberg and made himself useful wherever he could... from hosting guests to translocating fish into dams, fixing fences, or helping out at the camp building site! We will miss him very much, but hope to see him back at Gamsberg soon. Below are some photos Sam has taken at Gamsberg and Sossusvlei.
After 2 years of building roads, opening up the new 'Rocky Mountains' habitat, and setting up the camp there, we have finally welcomed guests to the area this year and it was wonderful to share this piece of wilderness with everyone. Good times were had around the campfire, on sundowners and early morning drives. Now we wait for the next rains, and the Gaub River to be flowing again!
A very special occasion was the gathering of the family of Robin's long time friend Knut Bellinger, the Doyen of German hunter/conservationists, who died in June 2022 and wished for his ashes to be spread at Gamsberg . A wonderfully touching ceremony was held at Viewing Hill, and a plaque has been fitted onto the rocks there to remember Knut. Knut has participated in over 30 safaris with Robin in many different countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Botswana, Central African Republic, Zambia and Namibia.
Robin writing his new book 'A Dangerous Game' with the help of Basil. The book will be ready in time for the 2023 conventions. Dan will be at Dallas Safari Club January 5-8th, and Robin and Dan will be at SCI in Nashville February 22nd-25th. 'A Dangerous Game' will be available from Safari Press in California, and they do ship world wide.
Our leopard studies are ongoing year round, and we had several random sightings in the bush with guests this year, always a special occasion. The population is thriving, and we had many family groups (females with cubs, or females with males) feeding at baits this year.
Various photos taken at Gamsberg throughout the year, of wildlife big and small.
Left to right below: female Agama lizard, Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters on the Gaub (photo by Sam Horner), Armoured cricket, Sable.
With very best wishes from Robin and Pauline, Dan and Jana with Noah, and all the staff team - Simeon, Gabriel, Lisias, Michael, Simon, Naftalie, Alma, Elina, Claudia and Tina, and our dedicated anti poaching team