After the hottest and driest summer in many years the rains have finally arrived. All but 2 dams had dried up and the bush was tinder dry and the animals were starting to lose condition.. We were panicking that the rains were not going to come and that we were going to have to take off a lot of grazers. On the 24th of February the heavens opened and we received 70mls of rain in a coupe of hours. The reserve was transformed, streams and rivers were full and the dams started to fill. Motlobo dam at Waterbuck camp overflowed and the water levels rose up on to the lawn.