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  • Africa: A land of contrasts!I saw two giraffes today! Wow! And a herd of antelopes and a wildebeest. But let me backtrack. It's now Sunday. I parted ways with my beloved at Brussels airport on Tuesday afternoon :( and arrived in Johannesburg at 7:10 on Posted by MaxMaxwell in The Great Europe and Africa Expedition | Aug 3, 2015
  • 30th July CapetownWe awoke to strong winds and rain - very welcomed by the locals as it is nearly the end of the rainy season and the dams are at 60%. Some parts of South Africa are on water restrictions. By 9am Posted by freespirits02 in 2015 South Africa,Kenya and Mauritius | Jul 30, 2015
  • Wednesday 29th July Cape TownWe awoke to rain and a cold wind. So glad we did the red bus tour yesterday even if we were frozen at the end of the trip. This morning we met up with Margaret and Maureen, 2 lovely women who Posted by freespirits02 in 2015 South Africa,Kenya and Mauritius | Jul 29, 2015
  • Arrived in Cape TownI did not think I had pressed the publish button on the Blue train entry but must have. I had intended to finish it when we arrived in Capetown. Well seems I did publish it so here is the rest Posted by freespirits02 in 2015 South Africa,Kenya and Mauritius | Jul 28, 2015
  • Day 22Day 22... the day I always dread :( I have literally been counting down for a year, and now the time I was waiting for has come and gone in a flash. These last three weeks have flown by. Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 28, 2015
  • Day 21Day 21... my last full day here :( We started with animal and fence checks as usual, but as soon as we made to the sanctuary we got a call that some bush camp guests were planning on coming Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 26, 2015
  • Mauritius to Pretoria We organized a 4am wake up call but alas it didn't happen. We were woken up by a knock on the door by the person delivering our breakfast. Thank goodness he came early at 410 and as a safe guard Posted by freespirits02 in 2015 South Africa,Kenya and Mauritius | Jul 26, 2015
  • Day 20Day 20 was a jam packed day since we had to skip feeding/cleaning on Wednesday due to the Casio watch shoot. Each animal was getting twice as much meat (and the 3 boys got a whole cow) and the enclosures Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 25, 2015
  • Day 19Day 19... our day off this week! We chose to do a 9am game drive at Mongena Game Lodge, which meant still getting up at 6:30, but at least it was a bit later than all of the filming Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 24, 2015
  • Day 18Day 18 was another twelve hour day thanks to filming. We started off the morning by picking up the silver filming cage and dropping it off in Siam's enclosure (Siam, Rafiki, Ischa, Echo, Naiobi) so they could use it for Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 23, 2015
  • Day 17Day 17 started at 5:15 am for day two of the Casio watch shoot. Two volunteers went yesterday, so I was able to go with Jade in the lion transport car. The shoot was in the big enclosure, so we Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 22, 2015
  • South African Safaris [i Posted by LuxuryRogue in Luxury Rogue | Jan 2, 2011
  • Day 16Day 16 started bright at early at 4:40 am thanks to a Casio commercial shoot. We had to load and bolt the lion transport cage via flashlight and headlamp since the sun was not up. I headed to the vet Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 21, 2015
  • Day 15Day 15. Monday's are always a bit more difficult because that is when some volunteers leave and others arrive, which leaves a smaller amount of the rest of us to do all of the work. I started the day with Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 20, 2015
  • Day 14Day 14... Yikes, that means I only have one more week here :( Today was our "day off", aside from animal and fence checks of course! We all went to the town of Cullinan for lunch, which is Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 19, 2015
  • Day 13Day 13 was another early morning for feeding and cleaning. George and Yame started off the morning with a whole goat (that died of natural causes), which George quickly stole and ran away with. We saved Bobcat and Gabby for Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 18, 2015
  • Day 12Day 12 began with animal and fence checks as usual, except Gandalf's enclosure was reading 0.00 volts. Gandalf is a grumpy cat who will often charge at people and he shares and enclosure with the two "wild girls", Cusasa and Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 17, 2015
  • Day 11Day 11... yikes, that means I am halfway thru :( Day 11 started with a 6 am wake-up call, as there was a lot to get done today! The majority of the group headed to the fridge to Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 16, 2015
  • Day 10Day 10 started with a 6 am wake-up call in order to have animal and fence checks finished by 8:30 (the time Kevin wanted to take Meg and Amy for a walk. We loaded the lion transport cage on the Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 15, 2015
  • Day 9Day 9 started with animal and fence checks as usual. The "old" volunteers went with George to perform maintenance in the big enclosure while the "new" volunteers received animal orientation. We basically loaded the truck up with rocks from a Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 14, 2015
  • Day 8Day 8 definitely didn't go as planned... I woke up with some sort of horrible stomach bug, so I decided to stay in bed. Jade stopped by my room an hour or so later to inform me that all Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 13, 2015
  • Day 7Day 7 started with the usual animal checks and electric fence checks. Afterward we met up with Lozanne in the greater reserve to take the three tawny cubs (Jabari, Lola, & Indira) for a walk. The white cubs get Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 12, 2015
  • Day 6Day 6 was another early day for feeding and cleaning. We split into two groups again to do the north and south simultaneously. Fortunately we only had to clean the hyena outside enclosures (as we did all the others on Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 11, 2015
  • Day 5Day 5 was essentially our day off. We started off the morning with animal checks as usual, and then spent some time inside the striped hyena enclosure with Dhubba and Sparky. Unfortunately they were a bit overwhelmed by the fact Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 10, 2015
  • Day 4Day 4 started with raking the outside of the south enclosures just to tidy up and clean up leaves. Afterward we loaded Livy, Ginny & Vayetse and headed out to the greater reserve to meet up with Kevin for a Posted by grendak in South Africa | Jul 9, 2015
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