The end of the year is always celebrated by our annual Staff Christmas Party; an event looked forward to with much excitement and anticipation by our staff.

Everyone arrived in the afternoon to be greeted by a row of game drive vehicles ready and waiting in the car park.  A fruitful game drive followed, which included sightings of leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and a myriad of small animals.  A number of staff brought their children with, making the game drive extra exciting as many had never seen these animals so close before. 

On their return from the drive, the fires were stoked and the chefs starting cooking, while the other staff chattered in groups or danced to music provided by Chris, one of our waiters.  We all enjoyed a fabulous braai for dinner and then it was time for the awards ceremony; as every year we acknowledge a number of people with badges and vouchers. The gold awards are for individuals who have gone above and beyond the expectations of the lodge; this year the gold awards went to Clenny, Glen, Goodness and Thabo.  The silver award is for the team who performed best overall for the year and this award went to the Cheffing Team, consisting of Ryan, David, Bishop, Girly, Maggy and Joe.

All in all, a fun evening was enjoyed by all.  We don’t often have a chance to relax together and have a bit of fun; hopefully the successful evening is a prelude to another good year at Tanda Tula.

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