The Hoedspruit road trip and presentation in September proved to be an extraordinary event, drawing an enthusiastic and capacity crowd, so much so that approximately 30 individuals had to stand at the back of the venue due to limited seating availability. The audience was a diverse mix, primarily comprising dedicated conservationists, but also featuring a significant presence of aviation enthusiasts, including numerous pilots and even five skilled The Bateleurs pilots.
One of the most memorable aspects of the evening was the captivating "green cap" presentation, which was met with resounding approval from all attendees. This engaging presentation truly resonated with the audience, sparking a palpable sense of enthusiasm for environmental conservation and sustainable aviation practices.
The highlight of the event was when Marlon Lewinsky, a distinguished guest, took the stage to express heartfelt gratitude and admiration for The Bateleurs. Marlon's words were not only touching but also an inspiring tribute to the vital work carried out by The Bateleurs in their mission to safeguard our natural world. We extend our sincere appreciation to Marlon for taking a moment to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of The Bateleurs and for sharing his kind words with all present, leaving a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.