Month: November 2016

The hard work continues

Everyone killed it today. We have needed to build scaffolding to reach the new heights of the classroom. It was our last full day at the crèche so everyone was trying as hard as they could to get as much done as possible. The bricks were piling up; the teams were like a well-oiled machine…



Hard work=free upgrade

After breakfast, because of all the hard work we were doing, we were treated to a free upgrade in our accommodation which we were all stoked for. But first we had to knock out an entire day of work at the crèche. The jobs today were, sand collecting, brick-making, brick laying, plastering and of course…



ukusebenza kanzima (working hard)

Day two of working in the crèche and it was a hard one. Up bright and early we split the team up into groups. One group had the glamourous job of shovelling sand into a trailer and then depositing it at the two sites. A super important job as; no sand, no cement and no…



hi ho, hi ho, off to work we go…

I will start by saying everyone is going to sleep well tonight. The reason: today we started working on the crèche. Crèches in south Africa are so important as the government does not support children before they start school. Or aim today was to continue build classrooms at both the creches. This was a two-part…



it’s better than dirty dancing

The first dawn in the town of St Lucia for the volunteers, broke. I was met by smiles from everyone as they all got a great night’s sleep. This morning we all headed to a traditional Zulu village. Here we had to relearn all our manners, it was men first so Jarrod and myself were…



Animals Everywhere

Wow, what a day! We were all up before the sun getting ready to leave the game park, it was a sad moment when we realised that we wouldn’t be coming back. However, the reason for leaving so early was a good one, we were heading to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi a massive game park and the oldest…



one more rhino spotting, one less snare.

G’day everyone! All the volunteers got up nice and early so half of them could do the bush walk and the other half doing the game count. The game count was a resounding success with over 30 sighting of animals, including 2 giraffes learning to fight with their mighty necks, giraffes will swing their necks…



Rhino Vs. Elephant…. Who wins?

What a day!!! The day started off well, as the volunteers were allowed an extra hour in bed to help recover from our late night of card games. And it just got better from there, we headed all the way onto another park; Bayete. Here we got a chance to meet Rambo a 36-year-old African…



Cheetahs and wait!?…. How many Giraffes

As I write this, the expedition in the heart of South Africa has reached new heights. This journal covers the last 2 days, due to a lovely surprise on sending the next four nights in a game park with very little internet. Yesterday we headed to the cheetah rehabilitation centre where everyone got the chance…



Jaws ain’t got nothing on us.

Hello, welcome to our second day. The day started off with, our early birds; Jarrod, Tia, Maxi, Renee and Laura all heading off to go and dive with some sharks. Despite some doubts, they just jumped right in. There was no cage between them and these beautiful creatures, and although they were not supposed to…



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