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April 18, 2014
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Hunting the Gray Ghost in South Africa


As the sun set, and the cold night air rolled down the hills and enveloped the valley with a slight haze, the warm spicy aroma from the kitchen drew us inside, into the warmth and “Gemutlichkeit” of a dinner table meticulously set with true Afrikan foods and meats, fine wines all softly lit by candle and the orange glow from a roaring fire by the
fireplace. Slate floors and thatched roofs were authentically Afrikan and the dialect of the Fourie family and friends was decidedly Afrikan, a musical blend of French, Dutch and German
language.

Also, the accommodations and candlelight cuisine each night were first class and done in real African style. The outdoor Bria (BBQ) and dinners from the game we harvested (Impala,
Kudu, Wildebeeste and Blesbok) were exceptional. The staff at Amanzi, from PH, to the tracker to skinners, to the cook and domestic help were professional and efficient and yet provided a warm family atmosphere. In fact, having hunted and traveled in many areas of the world and
other parts of Afrika: I STILL CONSIDER AMANZI AND THE FOURIE FAMILY, MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

I purchased my first hunt at Amanzi in 2008 at a conservation fund raising banquet by SCI in NY. This year, I was blessed with an experience of lifetime to hunt again in Afrika, and
the Fourie family not only made this hunt possible for me, but also made for my Dad and I, memories for a lifetime. I can’t wait to return when I graduate college in 2015! (But don’t tell
Dad yet!)