Animal adventure!

Sawubona, The last 18 hours have been simply awesome. Yesterday afternoon we went down to the dam to look at all the different footprints. ELEPHANTS HAVE BIG FEET! We then drove to the top of the hill to watch the sunset, where I taught Rachael, Mariah and Nicole how to catch Ant Lions then make…



Beat the heat

Gee wizz woweee! After our massively hot, long walk yesterday. We finally arrived back to the camp site, where the African Insight interns then joined us. We had an awesome braai (African BBQ) with them followed by some marshmallows by the camp fire. We all told lots of stories, with the interns and our amazing…



Into the wild

After an early start we set out on our full day walk tracking and trailing some of the most beautiful African animals with Abe the best guide ever. As the day went on it got very hot and we were sweating profusely but it was all worth it when we came across a huge white…



Welcome to Somkhanda

Howdi, today we made the journey from St Lucia through to the Somkhanda game reserve. After settling into our tents at the camp site and looking at elephant dung right outside the tents, which is slightly daunting, we went for a game drive where we have spotted many animals, including the likes of impala, zebra,…



Track and trail airport pickup!

Hey, hey, welcome to the blog. My name is Adam (Derm) and I’m the team leader here in South Africa. I’m from all the way back in Tasmania, Australia and have worked with Reach Out for 5 years now. I absolutely love everything we do and achieve at Reach Out and I cant wait to…



Not a goodbye just a see you later

Family, friends and loved ones, Sorry the blog was not posted yesterday, things have been a bit crazy. So here is yesterday’s blog for you all… Today was our last day in St Lucia 😢this morning Taylor’s group walked down to Jabula beach and enjoyed the sand. We held a graduation ceremony for Whitles. Meanwhile…



Crèche party!

Today was the day that both groups went to the crèche and had a blast. We got so much done in the morning. We finished plastering the walls and making bricks. We even started touching up the older buildings at the crèche by sanding and varnishing them. After a scorching hot morning we called it…



Hot hot heat!

Good evening, do we miss the rain? No, but crikey there was some warmth in that big ball of fire in the sky, making our work in the crèche slightly difficult. We had our group of 15 split into 4 even groups haha jokes, if only that was possible #maths101. The 4 groups included brick…



All the single ladies

Afternoon everyone! Today after breakfast the people who wanted to do the horseback riding headed off to Bhangazi horse safaris where we were introduced to their horses, saddled up and hit the trail. Both groups went through the iSimangalo Wetland Park where they were able to get up close and personal with zebras, warthogs and…



Woweeeeee it’s a HIPPO!!

Good evening, today we woke up, now that’s a win. Any who, after that mild accomplishment we headed out to the crèche, where we achieved nothing less than greatness. We built a record amount of bricks (150+) thanks to brickie, also known as Jess S. We also rendered the internal walls of the classroom after…