Robin’s Camp gets a facelift

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My wife Marie and I vis­ited Hwange Na­tional Park in Zim­babwe in May this year and we stayed at Robin’s Camp. A few ex-Zim­bab­weans are re­spon­si­ble for the re­vival of this clas­sic spot: Mike Sher­ren and his wife Fran­cie, along with Gavin and Mina Woest. We stayed in the first new chalet that was com­pleted. There are also big­ger fam­ily chalets. Some chalets are newly built, oth­ers are older ones that have been re­fur­bished. Some of the old ron­dav­els have also been fixed up with new bath­rooms. Ev­ery stand in the camp­site has its own braai and three new ablu­tion blocks were un­der con­struc­tion when we vis­ited. The new restau­rant looks out over the swim­ming pool and a wa­ter­hole, and the old pub has been given a makeover. There are scenic pic­nic sites and look­outs at wa­ter­holes in the area, and the part­ners have plans for bush camps with sa­fari tents. Robin’s Camp had its of­fi­cial open­ing in July 2018 ( robin­scamp.com). Go and visit! The more tourists that start go­ing back to Zim, the bet­ter. DAAN SCHOE­MAN, Polok­wane

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