owl rain

And as the seasons come and go,
here’s something you might like to know.
There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air,
playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day.
So listen, touch, and look around – in the air and on the ground.
And if you watch all nature’s things, you might just see a fairy’s wing.

The Calverton fairies have been hard at work making sure the rain eventually reached us and with blessings the Kruger National Park – what a joyous sight and sound – our water fall is thundering down and the river is flowing at full potential.

calverton waterfall1 calverton hillside

We continue to stock the weirs with trout every month and the fishing is reportedly good.  On the subject of fly fishing we appeal to all guests to please release the trout with care. They get extremely stressed during the catch and release period and if not handled correctly will die immediately. We also urge guests to please record catches/releases in the manuals in each lodge – this is the only means by which we can determine trout population in the weirs which is important when we restock.

I do feel that the winter is approaching as the days seem shorter and the early mornings and evenings can be chilly. Time for roaring fires and red wine.  The lodges are well stocked with fire wood at all times.

The Estate is still lovely and green and the wild flowers and grasses continue to delight.  It will not be long now before the Aloe’s bloom and that is a sight to behold.

The sunsets are magical and can be enjoyed from both lodges.

calverton sunset

The fairy post box located on the right side of the road just after you enter the Calverton gate has certainly been a hit with our young guests.

calverton dam Easter owl hole