Hoka

Yesterday was a huge day for Hoka. We rushed him to his vet in Cape Town for intensive tests, ultrasounds and x-rays. Suspicion was something was wrong with his kidneys. After two hours of anesthetic and examination, he was found to have spinal arthritis and some old scar tissue. Happily, we can say Hoka had a clean bill of health beyond that and he received his annual shots for rabies, etc. He returned to Gecko Creek a bit bruised and battered but should be fine by tomorrow morning.

Hoka returning to Gecko Creek from his visit to the vet.

Relaxation Massage

Gecko Creek now offers massages to guests. Samson’s wife Hazel (who will go by her Shona name Shumirai, meaning “someone who does good”) is currently being trained by a fully qualified thereapist at Gecko Creek. All the staff at Gecko Creek have already experienced her healing massage and we can comfortably state that she has a natural talent!

Returning Guests

We enjoyed a cup of Nagle (traditional coffee brewed in Israel) with our friends Talya and Ranny this morning. They stayed at Gecko Creek in November for a few days while enroute to Namibia and now again 3 months later after travelling throughout southern Africa. Safe journey on your return home tomorrow to Isreal. We know you’ll be back!

Ranny and Talya

Social Networking Gecko Creek Style

Spent a wonderful evening around the fire sharing stories with guests from Denmark, Israel, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, United States, Canada and South Africa!

Spent a wonderful evening around the fire sharing stories with guests from Denmark, Israel, United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland!

 

Guests to Gecko

Spent an enjoyable evening with our Jenman group of guests (from Germany and Canada) and had some delicious Bobotie (a traditional Cape Malay dish) expertly prepared by Todd the guide.

Spent an enjoyable evening with our Jenman group of guests (from Germany and Canada) and had some delicious Bobotie (a traditional Cape Malay dish) expertly prepared by Todd the guide.