When I was asked by the owner of Volunteer Southern Africa if I was available to try out a couple of new VSA Volunteer programs of course I hopped, skipped and jumped at the chance. The second program I tried out involved spending 5 days at The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre in De … Continue reading Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Am I really about to embark on my first ever African safari experience? You're damn right I am. And that's exactly what happened in August 2015; my first genuine safari! We were picked up in a minibus with a guide and driven to the park where we were drove around the first part looking out … Continue reading Pilanesberg National Park & Game Reserve
The big one, the highly sought after king of all South African national parks; Kruger baby. I was so excited that I was getting the opportunity to not only visit the famous national park, but to also stay there for a couple of nights - and for free no less! When I ended my time … Continue reading A Few Nights at Kruger National Park
The first excursion I chose to go on after arriving for my volunteering program at Glen Afric was a combo trip to Harties Cableway and an animal park called Predator's Pride, both of which are in Hartbeespoort. The cableway was our first stop, and admittedly I was very hungover this day as we had had lots of … Continue reading Harties Cableway and Predator’s Pride – not a good place!
Volunteering with animals in South Africa - and in particular lions/elephants/big cats - was something that I always wanted to do. It was one of those dreams you think will never actually come to fruition and you just day dream about whilst bored at home. But after I finished my degree at university, I started … Continue reading Volunteering at Glen Afric!
Duh nun.... Duh nun... Duh nun duh nun DUH NUN DUH NUN! Dorsel fin breaches the water and everyone screams... with joy! I am surprised it has been just over two years now since I jumped into the chilly South Atlantic Ocean in South Africa to face some shimmering pearly whites belonging to the infamous … Continue reading My Jaunt with Jaws – Great White Cage Diving