The series focuses on opening an animal hospital, which in the penultimate episode is nearly achieved when a fire strikes the luxury guest lodge. Series 3 features a new American owner of Mara who at first appears friendly enough, but following a betrayal, turns nasty. Sarah goes back to her teaching roots when the local school is missing a teacher; tiger cubs go missing; Du Plessis goes out of his way to find love; Caroline's sister Judith visits; and Rosie and Max get engaged. The penultimate and final episodes of the series feature tragedy when the fire ruins the wedding day and the family are left grieving the loss of Sarah as she dies whilst trying to save one of the livestock. The series also features former EastEnders star Jessie Wallace as Amy Kriel, the dimwitted, self-absorbed wife of Mara's American owner.