Onlookers

They are at home at the Flying Lodge, but they belong to the pedestrians. A year ago, Lodge Manager Rodrik van Neel raised four small ostriches in Bitterwasser. The now fully grown large birds stop by the lodge every now and then.

The main attraction is the water hole right next to the Palm House. They strut along the fence without hesitation and can be observed up close. They can then also be seen on the website. A webcam looks out over the waterhole.
Springboks appear there again and again. Among them is probably Bocky, whom Rodrik also raised last year. Bockey had helped raise the baby ostriches and played the minder.

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The rainy season is approaching

It's getting showery in southern Namibia. As the season progresses, the Inertropical Convergence Zone advances southward. In this air mass, showers and thunderstorms are now announced again and again.

Saturday is Braai day

This is already a tradition in Bitterwasser. There will be a barbecue on Saturday evening. Then Daniel, who has just stood in for chef Louis in the kitchen for two weeks, is the master at the fire.