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  • Capetown: Auckland meet Queenstown on steroids!Hey, if you are planning an overseas trip give Capetown a thought. What a fabulous natural setting. Think Auckland's Hauraki Gulf with the Remarkables on mega steroids in the background. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/756577/20150819_104425.jpg Posted by MaxMaxwell in The Great Europe and Africa Expedition | Aug 23, 2015
  • Close encounters of the baboon kind!Don't need words for this. See the description in the Youtube vid: [[http://youtu.be/GIwN6H6MBS8]] Posted by MaxMaxwell in The Great Europe and Africa Expedition | Aug 23, 2015
  • From a ropey day to a fabulous eveningRead my previous entry to hear about the ropey day - basically a bunch of stressful driving and a lot of waiting around and hunger all around. Well, we eventually got to a restaurant - Marcos African Place - around 7:45 Posted by MaxMaxwell in The Great Europe and Africa Expedition | Aug 17, 2015
  • Of travelling with a group of 30 and other matters....I'm in total admiration of our group leader, Patty. Many a lesser mortal would have totally torn their hair out by now having herded this bunch of 30 cats for the last 2 weeks. There are many little crises eg. Posted by MaxMaxwell in The Great Europe and Africa Expedition | Aug 17, 2015
  • Africa: a kaleidoscope of experiencesHow can I begin to describe the kaleidoscope of experiences that being her in South Africa is? You’ll understand that the best I can do is to give you snapshots and hope that you come away with a sense of Posted by MaxMaxwell in The Great Europe and Africa Expedition | Aug 16, 2015
  • Singing, singing, singing and a giraffe!Here's a video of one of the giraffes I saw the other day [[http://youtu.be/KM8BQhjjDv0]] A real highlight was seeing a family of three. They seem to be reasonably unconcerned about us, perhaps sometimes eve a bit curious. Unlike the antelopes, wildebee Posted by MaxMaxwell in The Great Europe and Africa Expedition | Aug 6, 2015
  • 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
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