Work hard, play dangerous (volunteer cat blog)

Today we were hard at work building a crèche and meeting the St Lucia kids who will eventually get to use it. While mixing our own cement and laying bricks is physically challenging, to quote another volunteer, “I’m in Africa; I’m always winning.” The second you meet the kids you have one of them in…



Game park and St Lucia

Hey human hey Today we got up real early to catch the big cats at the oldest reserve in South Africa, hluhluwe imfolozi! In the space of 20 minutes we saw a buffalo, lion and rhino! We had some wonderful spotting with lots of zebra and giraffes! We saw 26 rhinos with some baby ones,…



A day to remember

What.a.day It started off by waking up early to track some elephants and rhino! We went to the top of a hill and started using the telemetry technology to track them! We decided to head to find the elephant herd. We start heading towards the beep and find fresh elephant footprints and realised we were…



Dreams do come true!

What’s the gist physicist The day started off strong with volunteer Bec wanting to get a photo of a zebra and giraffe together and low and behold they were in the same frame! What a win! Thanks Africa 👍🏼 Today we went to meet Rambo, Rachael and Jabu! The elephants that were rescued from a…



🦌🦏🐃🐘🐗

Hey folks Today we started our first day of volunteering! We started off by each getting a night camera and a task to choose the best location to track a nocturnal animal of our choice! We then went back to look at what the other cameras have spotted and learnt how to ID a leopard!…



On the road!

What’s up butter cup! Today we grabbed our stuff and headed up to the Somhanda game reserve! We stopped at the cheetah project along the way and saw 4 of the 8 wild cat species, including cheetahs! It was amazing getting so close to these cats and seeing how they are built for speed and…



SHARK DIVE!

Sup people! Okay so today four volunteers woke up early to swim with black tip reef sharks! It was an incredible experience that we wouldn’t trade for the world! There was even a couple of bull sharks that swam to the bait bucket, don’t worry it was a safe experience! We spent the rest of…



Update, update, update!

Hey everyone! Here is the update for what happened this weekend The group bonded so much over the last 2 weeks! On Thursday we headed to the crèche for the final time to do our work brick laying and putting up half the fence! The next group will finish it! I am soo amazed by…



Braai’s and birthday!

Heeeeeeellloo everybody! Today was our last full day at the crèche! We continued working on building the walls! It’s getting real big now! All the volunteers are pro brick layers and rocking it! It was Volunteer Lacey’s birthing today so HAAAAPPPY BIRTHDAY LACEY!! It had a braai (a South African BBQ) to celebrate and had…



We saw a Hyena!

Hey people! Today was a battle against the rain and we won! If it rains we would have to do something else but instead we continued building the crèche and collecting blocks! I feel like we had the realisation that we are making such a difference! Both buildings are nearly half built! HUGE! After dinner…