Greetings from Bush Junkies Safaris

Greetings 😉

Looking out of my office window I am amazed that winter has still not arrived, I remember back to a time when I was in Europe busy hiking around the continent during the winter season. Oh boy did I feel the cold! The days were grey and the wind blew right through you and sleeping in some dodgy places made you yearn for the blue sunny skies of South Africa. We tend to complain about the cold weather BUT we don’t really have a winter!

This is one of the reasons why we should be counting our blessings and appreciate the good things we have. I recently hosted some American ladies here in Bloemfontein and they could not believe that this was the cold season, I did mention that we do get cold days every now and then and we even get snow on the Maloti’s, but they just laughed and said that I must stay over in Chicago during their winter, I don’t see that happening!  Personally my only gripe during this time is that the days are shorter and by 18h00 it’s dark already. When I am on tour I always make sure that I arrive at the destination before the sun sets and so with less daylight I feel a bit rushed.   

On that note please see my mid-week winter tours on the attachment, the destinations I have chosen offers a variety of attractions and are really on our doorstep. I can take a maximum of seven people so you will be guaranteed personal attention and service. I also believe that the accommodation I have sourced is good value for money and are delightful places to stay.  I can arrange the tours to a date suitable for you and as the breaks are mid-week you will be away from any crowds or busy roads. I also offer day trips which are most enjoyable and are an ideal breakaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. So if you are looking at doing something different then please give me a call.

My appeal for the SPCA still continues, please guys let us all help these precious animals during the winter months. ANY old blankets, sheets, pillow cases or pillows will suffice; if you don’t have old linen then perhaps a couple of cans of dog food will be good. I will collect from you and I promise that all donations will be delivered to our local branch. I thank you in advance.

Yours in Guiding

Tony Horn  

The week ahead

Hello everyone!

Got a bit of the Monday blues? You know, one of the ways to combat that is to just relaaaaaaaaaax. Play a good tune. I’d recommend Old Town Road. There’s just something about the tune of that particular song that just lifts my spirits. Or maybe its the soothing twang of country singers.

Though, should you need a little break from the office we have some events down below that might interest you! This week isn’t as busy as last week was but there’s a rather interesting event that would definitely appeal to the ladies.

She Means Business  – Wednesday, 12 June, @ 8AM

Stories are powerful. They have the potential to inspire us, make us laugh, make us thoughtful and also allow us to connect with someone.

The She Means Business Series is a platform for female entrepreneurs to support, celebrate and encourage one another. Join our storytellers as they share their #MyStartUP stories on their entrepreneurial journey.

* Are you looking for purposeful conversation among like-minded women?
* Do you believe in the power of collaboration?
* Are you looking to build meaningful connections?
* Would you like to gain insight from our storytellers and guest speaker?
* Are you passionate about your growth and empowerment?
* Are you looking for invaluable support, advice and inspiration?

Definitely check out their Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/events/290564535220296/

Be Human Family Market | Saturday, 15 June @ 9AM

The Be Human Family Market takes place every Saturday on Middelwater Farm.

The market opens from 09h00 until 16h00 and they have a wide variety of food stalls in their food court, dishing up anything from gourmet waffles, Wagyu burgers, liver kebabs to traditional sosaties, chicken wings and meatball and halloumi skewers. Their bar area serves craft beer, gin on tap or your preferred local brew.

From loads of kiddies activities and game drives to the farm deli, the Be Human Family Market caterers for everyone and there is so much to do for a great Saturday out.


For a detailed look at all of their activities go visit

https://www.be-human.co.za/activities/ or to read up on the farm deli, go to https://www.be-human.co.za/be-human-family-market-farm-deli/

Sidenote: The food stalls don’t have card facilities available, and they don’t have an ATM on site either. So don’t forget to pack some cash money if you want to buy some food to snack on 😉

So those are the events that caught our eye for this week, one is a business seminar, and the other is a fun activity you can do with family and friends.

That’s all for now

Ciao xx 😉

Saturday wrap up

TUESDAY 4thand WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE 2019

Joseph Clarke sings Queen

Joseph Clark’s Queen Show took place at Innie Skuur! It was well attended with sold out tickets. He was joined by his lead guitarist, Axe Lourens.The duo created a memorable evening of pure rock. His pure talent left many mesmorised as always and chanting “We Will Rock You”. It was a fun way to rock it out during the week for those needing to let their hair down.

THURSDAY 6THJUNE 2019

Leadership Summit 2019 (Thursday and Friday)

This Leadership Summit 2019 was new to Bloemfontein. The summit was created by top leaders and coaches from central South Africa for leaders, decision-makers and change-makers. This 2-day summit consisted of 6 workshops that were facilitated by industry professionals, a networking function and a 2020 forward-focus session. Various topics were tackled focusing mainly on key topics such as; teamwork, finances and leadership.

First Thursdays @TOV

What a great experience of good art and music. Artists in Bloemfontein really know how to collaborate and put on a good show. Attendees had a fantastic night where they could appreciating art and live music all at once.

SATURDAY – 8thJune 2019

Property Investment seminar

This seminar aims to teach people how to become financially free by investing in property.Prosperity Enterprises will be at Anta Boga Boutique Hotel in Bloemfontein this morning from 8am. Those who attend can expect to be taught a tried and tested model when investing in property through the intensive course on how to create your own property portfolio.The 5 hour seminar will equip people to create wealth through property.
                                         

De Oude Kraal Wildskosfees

This year De Oude Kraal is celebrating their 20th De Oude Kraal Wildskosfees.
Wine stalls and different venison stalls can be expected. In addition, they have brought in some additional stalls such as a fish stall, Greek stall as well as a lamb stall.Head there to be a part of the celebration. There is still time!

FSSO Symphony Concert

There’s an FSSO Symphony Concert taking place today at the Odeion theatre on the UFS campus. The concert will be taking place in the evening and is proudly brought to you by #MEDICS4MUSIC. Classical music lovers make your way.

Married but not to each other


The incredibly funny husband and wife, Ndumiso Lindi & Tumi Morake will be in town and they are bringing their hilarious “Married…But Not to Each Other” stand-up comedy show. The show is about life, love, relationships and their ups and downs. Married or single you are bound to howl with laugher. 

SUNDAY – 9thJune 2019

Ivy Live Sundays

There is something for everyone in Bloemfontein. For travelers looking for a soulful Sunday experience, Ivy Live Sundays provides just that. Head there to experience a combination of art and entertainment from the city’s “must hear” musicians.

Upcoming this June

Bonjour travellers!

Here’s a list of all the events coming up this month! Take a break from your normal routine and attend some of these amazing events

6 June | First Thursdays @ The Other Venue, 2ndAve, Westdene

8 June | Wildskosfees @ Oude Kraal

            Property Investment Seminar @ Anta Boga, Brandwag, Bloemfontein

            Married but not to Each Other @ Pacofs, Sand du Plessis Theatre, Bloemfontein

9 June | Ivy Live Sundays @ The Ivy Lounge, 2ndAve, Westdene, Bloemfontein

12 June | She Means Business @ 174 Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein

16 June | Festival Carnival @ Ramblers Club, Aliwal Rd, Bloemfontein

15 June | Be Human Family Market @ Middelwater Farm, R700 (between Bloemfontein & Brandfort)

18 June | GigCulture Unmangement Workshop @ The Ivy Lounge, 2ndAve, Westdene, Bloemfontein

20 June | Poetic Thursdays @ The Thoughts, Bloemfontein

26 June | StartUp Grind Bloemfontein @ Venue TBC

Ciao for now 😉