Hey hey hey, today was only a half day of work at the crèche due to doing the hippo and croc cruise. The kids went crazy for all the candy we gave them and one shelter is now getting very close to being completed. We completed all the plastering inside the classroom and did a…



Vitamin sea 🌊

Happy Sunday! This morning we headed to breakfast at 7am with a mix of a lovely hot breakfast and cereal, a coffee run was had by those who didn’t mind the walk up the road, whilst the rest took advantage of the wifi hoping that we could post at least one photo. We headed out…



Catch me some hippo!

Today was a tiring but very interesting day! We woke up, had breakfast and headed to the old crèche. We got a chance to make a change & help build a school for the kids in school that are not provided with public education. We used a bunch of tools such as shovels & floats…



We’re going on a safari

Sawubona! (Hello in Zulu) After a great night’s rest under the beautiful African starry night, the volunteers were of course woken up by both Derm and I’s beautiful voices rockin out to Moana. We had to wake up super early so that we could go on a massive safari through 2 of South Africa’s second…



Weeds!!

Hey, hey, this week has been very challenging updating the blog due to no cell reception or wifi in the game park, but we will continue to do our best 🙂 but here’s an update woooooo!!   Holy moly, weeds don’t stand a chance when Reach Out come along. We pulled, dug and cut them…



Oh my braai

Hello hello fam and friends, So guess how we started our day today?!? Just fed some African elephants… no biggie… This morning after our cold AND hot breakfast, we went on our way to the Bayete Zulu elephant sanctuary. Let me tell ya it was tons (😉) of fun! We met the infamous Rambo, his…



Gettin’ stuff done!!

Today was our first full day at Somkhanda game reserve. After a 6am wake up which was brought to the volunteers by none other than our beautiful singing voices throughout the camp site, we headed down to the lodge for a cold breakky. By 7am we were split into 3 groups and headed out to…



Fast cats

The cheetah rehabilitation center was awesome!! We were able to get about 3 ft away from one of the cheetahs and you best believe we got hundreds of photos with them. But not only did we get close to the cheetahs, but we were able to get in the cage with a couple caracals and…



Bunny chow!

Hello to all family and friends, my name is Adam, better know as Derm. I’m one of the team leaders here in South Africa, I’m from Tasmania, which is the little island state of Australia for those that are unsure. I’ve recently turned 26, I’ve been with Reachout since 2013 and I have a bachelors…



Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened :)

Well that’s a wrap! 27 volunteers are on their way home from the beautiful country of South Africa. Tomorrow Ashley and Angela will be on their way and Lindsay will head home tomorrow. From both Adam and I, thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers. These two weeks have been amazing! I…