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South Africa

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Gallery: Cape Town

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Highlights of Cape Town

Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [780]

We had difficulty cramming everything we wanted to do into 4 days so after the initial day of sightseeing around the town it was non-stop fun. I really wanted to walk up the mountain rather than get the cable car, couldn’t talk Kelly into it but managed ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Cape Town - love it!

Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [661]

It was sad to leave the reserve and say bye to everyone such a good crowd. However Martin, Kelly and myself where going onto Cape Town so our adventure continued. First stop one night in J'burg....oh what a night!!! We arrived at Diamond Diggers backpacker ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Gallery: Best of GVI South Africa 2008

Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Photos from volunteer programme
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Party Nights -bush style

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [460]

Hmm party nights in South Africa are actually a lot better than i thought. Every Thursday evening we try to glam up a bit ie. lose the green and brown camouflage then all pile in the back of the open truck and drive to our local pub which is about 40mins ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Animal Update

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [484] | Comments [2]

I have to tell you about Lionel, my favourite here and makes me weep a tear every time i think of him. (i know Im turning into sissy). Anyway background, Zero (male Lion) has 2 female mates Lisa and Maggie who are sisters (yes i think the reserve mananger ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Mountain Phase

Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [385]

We get taken up to do mountain research in small groups, so 5 of us set off for the week. Basically we set traps for small mammals, knock them out in a bag of Ethanol then measure them, snip their ears for identification and record all details. The side ... Read more >

Tags: mountains

Whitewater rafting

Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [446] | Comments [2]

Our first day off(we get one per week) 8 of us decided to go white water rafting which seemed a great idea when we booked it, but a 5am start and still drunk from the night before it wasn't the idea pasttime! We launched the rafts in the Blyde River, ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Bush trials

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [592] | Comments [3]

Following my last update it has been eventful to say the least. Firstly we had a few incidents with the trucks, picture the scene; evening drive, very dark, thick bush around us and searching for lions. Out of the long grass came three of them, two females, ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors

Update from the big brother house.

Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [495] | Comments [3]

Hi all, so much to say, so little time (there's a q for the PC). Aaahhh where to start, ok South Africa is an amazing county, absolutely beautiful, stunning mountains, abundance of wildlife.  Our accommodation if that's what I can call it (kinda like ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors



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