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SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | Views [1188] | Comments [2]

Thursday - Zip lining in the Waterberg Mountains and a certificate to prove it! Perhaps it is being back in Africa that has given me a renewed sense of adventure as it’s not something I would normally think of doing, but so glad I did – 10 ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, greyhound bus, johannesburg, mandela, midrand, politics, ubuntu, waterberg mountains, zip lining

Reflections of a Volunteer

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | Views [563]

Almost a week without rain now and yet the sky has held promise of it today. Heavy dark clouds have rimmed the mountains around our valley, only to be blown away on the wind. The breeze is welcome but the heat of the last few days is beginning to feel ... Read more >

Tags: africa, backpacking, bambelela, baz bus route, kittens, lions, monkeys, volunteering

Zebula Game Drive

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | Views [1003] | Comments [1]

We ventured off to Zebula again today, 5 volunteers and Silke heading off into the early morning in readiness for a 3 hour game drive. Rodney, our guide, was waiting for us and we piled into an 11-seater game viewing truck – not unlike those seen ... Read more >

Tags: africa, bush, game drive, giraffes, local medicine, rhino, spa, white lions

Lion Wrestling - updated

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | Views [934]

Today I wrestled a lion, sustaining only minor scratches & bites. Thankfully he is only 7 weeks old. There are 5 cubs - Simba, Mufasa, Nyala and Kiara are all 7 weeks old whilst little Surabi is only 5 weeks old. and only survived through intervention ... Read more >

Tags: africa, canned hunting, lion cubs, poaching, responsible volunteering

Monkeys, Menus & Mealiepap

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | Views [1705] | Comments [1]

Today must be Sunday because we had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Mealtimes are unusual in several ways over here. Food is cooked in the kitchen in the Volunteer House and we then take out plates to the eating area which is a patio covered with a thatched ... Read more >

Tags: africa, bambelela, mealiepap, orphan monkeys, volunteering

Life as a Volunteer

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | Views [627] | Comments [1]

Today I learned some interesting facts about Vervet Monkeys by tagging along on part of a guided tour. For a start they have been around for about 65 million years, slightly longer than man! I mentioned previously that their DNA is around 92% similar ... Read more >

Tags: africa, bush walking, chores, dna, hyena, meerkats, safari, vervet monkeys, volunteer

First Day of Adventure

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | Views [770] | Comments [4]

Bambelela, a wildlife and vervet monkey rehabilitation centre is situated, well quite frankly, in the middle of nowhere! The “metropolis” of Bela Bela is about 40 mins of dirt track, past Leopard’s Rock and forever around the next corner ... Read more >

Tags: africa, bambelela, bush, monkeys, south africa, thunderstorms, volunteering, wildlife

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