Visit KZN’s own cradle of humanity

2008-07-17 00:00

To Joy and Richard Alcock’s grandchildren, playing outside on the stoep of their grandparents’ farmhouse on a warm December evening in 2005, it looked as if a “white mist” had suddenly appeared over the riverine thickets which fringed the small Mhlopeni stream. However, this was no mist but was instead the beginning of a nightmare for the Alcocks, who had spent close on 30 years managing the Mhlopeni Game Ranch near Muden. In a matter of minutes both bush camps in what Graeme Coutts, a regular visitor, describes as a “thorny paradise”, had been totally destroyed by fire.

Although Mhlopeni Game Ranch has a good selection of game, including the comparatively rare

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