When Danny Trevanion moved to South Africa and became the local vet at Leopard's Den, he had no idea what an extraordinary life-changing event it would be. As seasons change and time passes, his world continues to evolve with old faces and new challenges greeting him at every dawn. Danny's step-daughter Olivia has returned to the family home, throwing his relationship with Alice' into turmoil. When he turns to drink for comfort, the unexpected death of an animal in his care leads to a temporary suspension that is at risk of becoming permanent. A local beauty contest at the holiday resort at Mara brightens the scene, with local bar-keeper Cedric wide-eyed and about to fall in love. But one dark betrayal leads to a serious family rift which may only be healed when DuPlessis falls seriously ill and an indebted elephant proves that elephants never forget.