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NEWSLETTER 93

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 93
AUGUST 2015
 

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Dwala.Safaris@gmail.com

Secretary – doristoes7@gmail.com                                                                         www.matobo.org

 

1 – MATOPOS RANKED IN TOP 50 PARKS IN AFRICA

SafariBookings.com conducted an in-depth analysis of 3,008 reviews to put to rest the question of which park was best for African safaris. With an overall rating of 4.89 out of 5, […]

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NEWSLETTER 92

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 92
MAY 2015
 

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Dwala.Safaris@gmail.com

Secretary – doristoes7@gmail.com                                                                         www.matobo.org

1 – COMMENT

I undertook to run the Matopos 33 miler – many said I was crazy to do so, and I think they were probably right. But I persevered, and in much pain completed the Ultra-marathon. Wearing a specially designed […]

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NEWSLETTER 91

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 91
APRIL 2015
 

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Dwala.Safaris@gmail.com

Secretary – doristoes7@gmail.com                                                                         www.matobo.org

1 – COMMENT

It’s a hot March evening, unusually warm as I sit at my desk and pen our 91st Newsletter. It’s a cloudless sky, a gentle breeze that’s trying to cool the evening air, whilst above, Jupiter, Orion and the […]

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NEWSLETTER 90

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 90

JANUARY 2015

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Gavin.Stephens@ppc.co.zw

Secretary – Gaynor Lightfoot@minerva.co.zw                                                                       www.matobo.org

1 – NEW COMMITTEE

Following our well attended AGM, your new Committee has met and the following positions

Chairman                     Gavin Stephens                                    Secretary          Gaynor Lightfoot

Vice-Chairman             Jean Whiley                             Treasurer         Darryl Friend

Members          Adele Edwards              Rob Burrett                  Paul Hubbard                Cindy Sellick

 

We welcome […]

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NEWSLETTER 89

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 89

NOVEMBER 2014

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Gavin.Stephens@ppc.co.zw

Secretary – Gaynor Lightfoot@minerva.co.zw                                                                       www.matobo.org

 

1 – SUMMER TIME

As always we seemed to swing in a day or two from winter to summer. Just when the last leaves have fallen, and the veldt looks grey and exceedingly dry, the sudden rise in temperatures sees the […]

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NEWSLETTER 88

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 88

AUGUST 2014

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Gavin.Stephens@ppc.co.zw

Secretary – Gaynor Lightfoot@minerva.co.zw                                                                       www.matobo.org

1 – WINTER IS HERE

Cold but clear nights characterise our Highveld winters, and the Matopos is no different. Whilst we mostly think of hot fires, warm soup and thick blankets, for those who manage to venture out doors after dark, […]

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NEWSLETTER 87

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 87

MAY 2014

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Gavin.Stephens@ppc.co.zw

Secretary – Gaynor Lightfoot@minerva.co.zw                                                                       www.matobo.org

1 – AUTUMN

Summer has come and gone, the nights are drawing in, and the evening temperatures dropping. The Mukwa, Kirkia and paper barks have lost their leaves; the other deciduous trees are turning yellow. The grass – and there is […]

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NEWSLETTER 86

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 86

JANUARY 2014

PO Box FM 648, Famona, Bulawayo

Chairman – Gavin.Stephens@ppc.co.zw

Secretary – Gaynor Lightfoot@minerva.co.zw                                                                       www.matobo.org

1 – SUMMER RAIN

There is something special about thunder in the Matopos. It seems to roll on and on, echoing through the valleys, no doubt bouncing off the granite dwalas and boulders. And it means rain. As I write this […]

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