That is a wrap!

Hey guys! Bek the volunteer here checking in on our last night in St Lucia. Our day started off on a bit of a wet note but it didn’t dampen our determination to finish the main building of the crèche. Thanks to a massive effort from everyone involved we were able to get it done!…



Courtney is cool

Hey guys, Volunteer Courtney here reporting from Africa with today’s blog. Where to start?! We’ve officially nearly finished the creche that we’ve been working on and it’s getting so exciting! With 2 walls completed and the other 2 half done; everyone is getting sooo determined to finish this! We did run into a little trouble…



Brick by brick by brick

Hey everyone Here is an update on our work on the creche! We have been working hard to get the main building (classroom and bathroom) built by the end of the week! Dancing whilst mixing cement, getting pumped and moving forward! We can do it! After dinner we went on a night drive around st…



Fun times!

Hey guys and gals! Today was our day off so we decided to take a walk around st Lucia to see the beach, markets and other fun stuff! We then went to a traditional Zulu village to learn more about the culture, try on the attire and get our dance moves on 😉 After a…



Work hard, play dangerous (volunteer cat blog)

Today we were hard at work building a crèche and meeting the St Lucia kids who will eventually get to use it. While mixing our own cement and laying bricks is physically challenging, to quote another volunteer, “I’m in Africa; I’m always winning.” The second you meet the kids you have one of them in…



Game park and St Lucia

Hey human hey Today we got up real early to catch the big cats at the oldest reserve in South Africa, hluhluwe imfolozi! In the space of 20 minutes we saw a buffalo, lion and rhino! We had some wonderful spotting with lots of zebra and giraffes! We saw 26 rhinos with some baby ones,…



A day to remember

What.a.day It started off by waking up early to track some elephants and rhino! We went to the top of a hill and started using the telemetry technology to track them! We decided to head to find the elephant herd. We start heading towards the beep and find fresh elephant footprints and realised we were…



Dreams do come true!

What’s the gist physicist The day started off strong with volunteer Bec wanting to get a photo of a zebra and giraffe together and low and behold they were in the same frame! What a win! Thanks Africa 👍🏼 Today we went to meet Rambo, Rachael and Jabu! The elephants that were rescued from a…



🦌🦏🐃🐘🐗

Hey folks Today we started our first day of volunteering! We started off by each getting a night camera and a task to choose the best location to track a nocturnal animal of our choice! We then went back to look at what the other cameras have spotted and learnt how to ID a leopard!…



On the road!

What’s up butter cup! Today we grabbed our stuff and headed up to the Somhanda game reserve! We stopped at the cheetah project along the way and saw 4 of the 8 wild cat species, including cheetahs! It was amazing getting so close to these cats and seeing how they are built for speed and…