Month: January 2014

The last two days at the creche!

Thursday and Friday were busy and hot days at the creche. We had to finish a number of different things so that we could give the keys to the principle of the creche when we left on Friday afternoon. We had to finish putting up the ceiling and then paint it. The walls inside teh…



Wednesday 15th January – creche day followed by a trip to the Zulu Cultural Village.

Unlike yesterday today was hot! The sun was out shinning bright and hot even at 9am. Fortunately we had managed to finish the really tough manual work yesterday. Mind you, we still had lots to do. Today we were scrapping and sanding down the ceiling boards, we needed to sand down and varnish the jungle…



Tuesday 14th January – another day of hard graft!

Today we woke up to a cooler day with a bit of rain, which was perfect weather as we had some seriously hard work to get done! Our plan for the day was to finish the fence so that the creche site was secure and safe for the children, we wanted the jungle gym to…



Monday 13th January – Starting work at the creche!

We awoke on Monday morning to cloudy skies, slightly coller weather and some light rain. This was actually perfect. We had a lot of hard work to get done today and if the sun had been shinning and the temperatures high, we were going to struggle! So we had breakfast, loaded up the vehicles and…



Saturday and Sunday – Welcome to St Lucia!

Saturday morning started with us heading out to collect the motion sensor camera. Unfortunately for Jessa, Mark and Bill they were on my truck and in my attempt to avoid the spiky acacia trees so that they wouldn’t get spiked, I managed to get our truck stuck in a mud hole that is normally enjoyed…



Friday 10th January – Trip to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve!

So today we had an extremely early start. We left our game reserve at 03.45 in the morning in order to get to Mpila Camp in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game reserve for 06.00 to start a rhino-tracking walk. We needed to start the walk at 06.00 otherwise it would be too hot to walk. We split…



Thursday 9th January

This morning we headed out after breakfast to collect the motion sensor camera to see what wildlife we had managed to capture on our camera trap and there were some pretty cool photos! After this we all got into our game viewers and headed to a near by Elephant Interaction programme. This is a wonderful…



Wednesday 8th January – Snakes, Crocs and a traditional South African braai!

Today was snakes and crocodile day! We were heading to a nearby Crocodile and Snake centre to help out with some work in the snake houses and the crocodile enclosures. Firstly Laurence, our guide at the centre taught us about the various types of snakes that we have in South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal. There are…



Time for some photos and updates on the remaining days of the first week!

Hello Family and friends! So we are now back in St Lucia so I am finally back on the internet! Firstky, here are some photos for you from the First two days. They go with what I have written so far. Group A – Dan, Jemma, Jessa, Lexie, Kimberly, Grace and Caitlin. Next we headed…



Tuesday 7th January

Tuesday started as another extremely hot and humid day. We had breakfast and then split into our two groups again. Group A was firstly off to try and track the disease free buffalo on foot and group B were off driving round the park in the game viewer to see if they could find the…



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