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The Rep 30 March 2018

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8 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za THE REPRESENTATIVE 30 March 2018 ROUND&ABOUT CONGRATULATIONS! Warren and Allison Lentoor were married at the Wesley Methodist Church in Komani recently Picture: SUPPLIED COUNTRY STYLE WEDDING: Jessica le Roux and Bryan Hansen were recently married at Olive Rock in Ceres Game-filled trip to the Kruger Group of Komani bowlers have a ball in the Park CHUX FOURIE BOWLING members of the Queenstown Golf Club were joined by former members Serfie and Lucille Serfontein of Jeffrey’s Bay, Gerrie and Marina Marais of Tarkastad and Lorraine Hart of Gonubie recently for a trip to the Kruger Park. The cars left Komani together and, after a very long drive, arrived at Waterval Onder to spend the night at a guest house. The next morning they entered the park at its southern end via Crocodile Bridge to spend the following three nights in chalets at Lower Sabie. Once settled in, each group was free to do as they pleased in terms of times and routes to follow, but they all had good sightings of game including large herds of giraffe and huge herds of elephant which one traveller described as looking “like a t rain”, prides of lions, vultures and many other birds and a special treat BLOCKING THE WAY: In spite of his youth, this baby baboon sitting at the side of the road in the Kruger Park was totally unfazed by passing traffic Picture: GERHARD ODENDAAL was seeing the elusive leopard. For their morning and midday meals each carload made their own plans, but the whole group got together in the evenings, most often for a braai. So, in typical South African fashion, the men gathered around the fire and occasionally turned the meat while the women members of the touring party took it in turns to do the work. From there they moved on for two nights in the relatively newly-established Talamati bush camp further north, which is really “in the bush”. There are no shops or other “mod cons” but there are comfortable chalets – and it is very peaceful. The camp is situated near waterholes, hides and a dam where one can sit quietly and contentedly watch the comings and goings. After that they spent two nights in the well-known Pretoriuskop camp, which some might regard as back to civilisation as there are shops, a petrol station and so on. While there they had great sightings of leopard, hyena, rhino, hippos, crocodiles and vultures galore, among many ot h e r s . Faan and Antjie Corbett love the Kruger and go there often, so they were able to give valuable advice, resulting in a well-thought-out, well-organised, well-planned and thoroughly memorable h o l i d ay. The animals they saw were sleek, the vegetation was lush and while some rivers were dry there were plenty of waterholes and the dams had water, all adding to the pleasure. For the return trip each carload “did its own thing” with regard to route, times and so on and they meandered home after a wonderfully relaxing holiday, filled with fun, laughter and wonderful memories. LOOKING ON: Gerhard Odendaal took this picture of a magnificent kudu bull in the Kruger Park which he visited recently with other members of the Golf Bowling Club THE Notice Board is intended to help people advertise events and avoid clashes. The date, event and venue may appear free of charge for three months, but these details must reach The Rep by noon on Mondays, to appear in that Fr i d a y ’s edition. E-mail c h u x f @ t i s o b l a c k s t a r. c o . z a or call (045) 839-4040. Friday March 30: Good Friday. Monday April 2: Family Day. Tuesday-Friday April 3-6: Fo u n d e r s hockey festival, Dale College, King William’s Town; Children’s holiday programme, public libraries. Thursday-Saturday April 5-7: SA junior athletics championships, Paarl. Friday-Monday April 6-9: Rob Taylor U14 hockey festival, Selborne College, East London. Tuesday April 10: Schools open. Friday April 13: Queen’s College street mile; Queen’s sport v Stirling (home). Queen’s Junior foundation phase academic awards a s s e m b l y. Monday April 16: Balmoral SGB meeting, 5.30pm. Tuesday, April 17: VG musical performance at Balmoral, 9am; GHS SGB meeting, 5.30pm. Thursday April 19: Queen’s College Freedom of Entry parade through town, 10am. Walkers and cyclists arrive at The Rec, 12.45pm. Friday April 20: Queen’s College reunion assembly, Memorial Hall, 8.30am; Trooping the Colour, Recreation Ground, 11am; QCOBA AGM, 12.30pm; Queen’s ON THE NOTICE BOARD College Barbarians rugby, the Rec, 4pm; QCOBA president’s banquet, 6.30pm. Saturday April 21: Queen’s College sport v Selborne, after match function at the tent; Berry Dam relay 10am. Friday-Saturday April 20-21: Reunion weekend, sport v Selborne. Saturday April 21: Balmoral sport v Clarendon (home); GHS sport v Clarendon (home); Border Foundation junior golf, Burgersdorp. Sunday April 22: Border Foundation junior golf (Komani); Queen’s College commemoration parade, 9.30am. Monday April 23: Queen’s College SGB meeting, 5.30pm. Tuesday April 24: Queen’s College rugby v Aliwal North ( away ) . Friday April 27: Fr e e d o m Day public holiday; Celebrations at The Rec, 12.30pm; Country rugby festival hosted by Queen’s. Friday-Monday April 27-30: All Girls’ festival, East London. Saturday-Sunday April 28-29: Grey High rugby festival, Port Elizabeth. Monday April 30: School holiday. Tuesday May 1: Wo r ke r s ’ Day public h o l i d ay. Friday-Saturday May 4-5: Queen’s Junior sport v Grey Junior; Queen’s College sport v Grey High. Saturday May 5: Balmoral sport v Aliwal North (away); Golf, Bedford ladies’ open. Monday May 7: Balmoral Early Act cake sale. Wednesday May 9: Balmoral Grade 2 fun evening. Friday May 11: Balmoral Pre-primary grandparents’ tea; Balmoral foundation phase Mothers’ Day assembly. Friday-Saturday May 11-12: Queen’s Junior sport v Dale (away); Balmoral sport v Kingsridge (away); GHS sport v Kingsridge (away). Sunday May 13: M ot h e r s ’ Day; Border Foundation junior golf, Kei Mouth. Monday May 14: Queen’s Junior Mothers’ Day assembly; Balmoral SGB meeting, 5.30pm.

THE REPRESENTATIVE 30 March 2018 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za 9

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