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The Watering Hole @ the Kololo Restaurant

When we are not busy entertaining guests or out on drive sharing, enjoying, and learning about the animals that live amongst us, we have been hard at work constructing a new watering hole in front of our restaurant.

The construction

During our training, we learned that water hole rotation is a big part of conservation and helps keep the animals fit and ensures they have enough water spread out through an area. This project is not an easy one though. It requires a lot of grueling man hours mixing and pouring concrete in order to form the structure of our new watering hole. However, upon completion we will be rewarded with a beautiful watering hole right in front of the restaurant for both our and our guests’ viewing pleasure.

Visitors on site

Interestingly enough, one day when we were hard at work underneath the hot mid-day African sun, two bull elephants came right up to the fence line where we were working to “inspect” how the progress was coming along! Our foremen will be satisfied, our next step will be moving the fence line from Welgevonden Game Reserve to the other side of the watering hole. This will encompass the newly built structure inside Welgevonden and the elephants and their neighbors will now have a new water source to drink and bathe from every day.

Written by Erik / Jan / Kelvin
Photo credits:  @jan__wilke