One for the Road

By Terry Wieland   The Fiercest Heart Stuart Cloete — soldier, novelist, elephant hunter   In 1994, when I was holed up on a remote farm in the (then) Orange Free State, learning one last time that I am not a novelist, I found myself longing for something to...

One for the Road

A Masai homestead near the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania.  The grass hut is perfect for the climate. By Terry Wieland   Under Canvas The fine art of teamwork   Many has been the paean to the joys of the old-time tented safari, wherein you set up camp for a few...

One for the Road

A Masai homestead near the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania.  The grass hut is perfect for the climate. By Terry Wieland   A Tale of Three Buffalo The things that stick with you In Horn of the Hunter, Robert Ruark describes two Cape buffalo he took on his first...

One for the Road

A Masai homestead near the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania.  The grass hut is perfect for the climate. By Terry Wieland   A Good Night’s Sleep Grass, mud, and (ugh!) corrugated iron   Fifty years ago, I found myself in the southern Sudan, in a small camp...

One for the Road

Corbett’s .275 Rigby, and mementoes of his life and career, courtesy John Rigby & Co. By Terry Wieland   Top of the Tree Jim Corbett and the Queen     By a strange coincidence, I was in the midst of re-reading all of Jim Corbett’s books about India,...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 23

Written by Neil Harmse       Chapter 24. A Martini Henry – Resurrecting an ‘Oldie’   A number of guns were put up for sale by a retired hunter and among these was a very rusty, badly pitted sporting Martini Henry .577/450 made by Isaac Hollis &...