Zulu Day!

Hello friends, So the volunteers did such amazing work at the creche yestertoday, they definitely deserved a bit of a break. We started today by relaxing a bit, eating some pizza, going to the beach and hanging out by the pool. We obviously made sure to have some cultural fun. So we went to a…



Brick, Brick, Baby

G’day everybody! So today was such an amazing one! We finally got the chance to go to the creche and do some work on site. It was the best way to spend our first day in on the second half of our project. For those of you unfamiliar with creches, they are essentially kindergartens of…



Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalo… OH MY!

Good (early) morning! Today was full of so much wild life! Visiting a new game park meant seeing gorgeous rolling hills, African wildlife and that refreshing air we all dream about. Today we got the chance to get up early and ride into the sunrise on our way to a brand new game park to…



The Lions Emerge!

Hey hey everybody! The day began with some great activities! We once again split into groups. One did the bush walk, and the other used radio telemetry to track rhinos and elephants! The group doing the walk learned more about all the animals, as well as a very brief history of South Africa. The group…



It’s Rambo!

What a great day!! The volunteers had a lot of exciting activities! The main one being visiting Rambo! It is one of the most interactive experiences with the animals during the project week. Rambo is an African bull elephant and loves when the volunteers come to visit him! After learning more about his background, the…



Tracking Animals!

And we are back! We had quite a few amazing things happen today. We started nice and early to learn more about the camera “traps”. We even got to go to two spots within the park to collect the data from them! These allow the game park to see some of the animals that can…



Cheetahs, Giraffes, Oh My!

Hello lovelies, Well, we had an adventure packed day here in South Africa! First just want to mention a quick note about the blogs. WiFi is quite limited here, so the blogs may be uploaded at different times each day depending on that, but they will be coming! We had a nice and early start,…



New Friend and New Food

Heyo!! Wow, what a cracker of a day! We had a bright and early start (goggles packed, fins on) ready to tackle some shark diving! Unfortunately the weather had other plans, so we were unable to get on the boat. Rest assured, we have plenty of other great activities ahead of us! It was a…



Surprise! Early Volunteers, Early Blog

Hello hello! We have a bit of a sneak attack blog post today! Technically the project starts tomorrow, but we had a good amount of volunteers arrive early, and were so excited to touch ground here in South Africa. The main reason some volunteers arrived early is because it is the only way you get…



Welcome to South Africa!

Hey everybody! My name is Matthew and I’ll be the team leader for South Africa this season. I am so excited to get started with this seasons project! . We are going to have so many good times and make such a difference! I am a fun loving Canadian straight from the prairies of Saskatchewan–brownie…