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Other Stirring iNsingizi Stories

Other Stirring iNsingizi Stories

The story behind iNsingizi’s “Red Brick Road” iNsingizi’s 2km-long drive to the lodge, known as the “Red Brick Road”, was built in the year 2000 by the late Albie Reid, who personally laid every brick by hand, 10 metres a day, at the advanced age of 75! It took him roughly 10 months to complete. Albie was an invaluable asset to the iNsingizi team and shall be remembered dearly for his contribution, which is sorely missed. A chapel Baptised in Water iNsingizi’s wedding chapel was conceived from an epiphany the Dohne family had while staring at the farm dam closest...

The “bird of inspiration” Behind iNsingizi’s Name

The “bird of inspiration” Behind iNsingizi’s Name

The “bird of inspiration” Behind iNsingizi’s Name “iNsingizi, the foolish looking ground hornbill, amused the tribespeople with its apparent pomposity. There seemed no doubt that the female had good reason for her cry. ‘Ngiyemuka, ngiyemuka nqiya kwabethu’ (‘I am going away, going away to my people’). To this the male replied gruffly: ‘Hamba, hamba. Kad’usho.’ (‘Go, go. You have been saying so for a long time’).” – From traditional Zulu folklore iNsingizi Lodge & Spa owes its name to an old ground hornbill nesting site on the property that sadly no longer exists. Although it’s not known where the birds...

Things to do

Things to do

Things to do 30min Away… Meditation and yoga sessions Clay pigeon shooting Hot air ballooning Water-skiing Game drives Things to do 1 Hour Away… Sharks Board (learn about sharks) Phezulu cultural and safari park Midlands Meander – south Ushaka Marine World Diving with sharks Umgeni Bird Park Whale watching Deep sea diving Beaches Things to do 1 T0 2 Hours Away… Drakensberg Trout fishing Things to do 3 Hours Away… Hluhluwe and iMfolosi Big 5 game reserves St Lucia – hippos and crocodiles Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve Turtle watching Battlefields

Our farm story…from past to present

Our farm story…from past to present

Sowing The First Seeds It was the year that John Logie Baird demonstrated the first mechanical television system (January 26); Alan Cobham established the first commercial air route to South Africa (March 6); Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, and American actress Marilyn Monroe were born (April 21 and June 1, respectively); a weather map was televised for the first time (August 18); A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh was published (October 14); and famous magician Harry Houdini died after his appendix ruptured (October 31). That same year, 1926, Henry Drummond Harper, known as “Harry” to his family, the maternal grandfather of...