Experience South Africa

Experience South Africa

 
 

Get face to face with extraordinary sharks like the great white shark on this shark cage diving and viewing experience outside Cape Town, South Africa. Swim with the sharks on this half-day shark viewing excursion near Cape Town. Spend a couple of hours viewing great white sharks from a secure and safe cage attached to the side of the boat and then take a break on the boat while enjoying snacks and refreshments and learning about these sea creatures from the onboard marine biologist

 

Strap in for 5 days of African scenery, animals and adventure on this small-group tour along South Africa’s famed Garden Route, including a stop at Addo Elephant National Park. Hit the South African tourist jackpot with this 5-day tour of the country’s Garden Route, exploring Addo Elephant National Park, Wilderness National Park, Jeffreys Bay, and Oudtshoorn. Commune with elephants, get breathtaking views, swim and surf in Jeffreys Bay, visit an ostrich farm, and possibly see big cats in the wild, all the while learning about each area from your expert guide.

Take a guided walk through beautiful Cape Town, stopping along the way to sample South African treats and to learn about the local history. Explore Cape Town on foot on this guided food-themed tour, going to local places to sample the best eating that the South African town has to offer. In between the four or five food stops, see some of Cape Town’s main sites, including Company’s Gardens, the Bo Kaap Malay Quarter, Woodstock, and Bree Street.

Take an adventurous wildlife safari on the Aquila Game Reserve near Cape Town, South Africa. Spend the day viewing the ‘Big Five’ while on safari at Aquila Game Reserve, the closest of its kind to Cape Town. On this worry-free trip, see elephants, lions, Cape buffalos, leopards, and hippos as well as zebras, giraffes, rhinos, the endangered ‘Aquila’ black eagle, and 170 other species that live here. Sit back in the jeep and let the guide explain the biodiversity of this malaria-free game reserve before heading back to your Cape Town hotel.

Let us re-imagine the world we really want to live in

Let us re-imagine the world we really want to live in

WWF International

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • could make us realise
  • we have to save the planet
  • put more and more pressure on the planet
  • cleared vast areas
  • over half the Earth’s fertile land
  • replaced wildlife with livestock
  • a major cause of climatic change and nature loss
  • pushing our planet toward ecological collapse
  • exploitation of the planet
  • zoonotic diseases
  • physically closer to wildlife
  • exposes us to the diseases they carry
  • intensive meat production
  • the greater the potential of a new pandemic to arise
  • high population density
  • global travel
  • spread quickly
  • how vulnerable we all are
  • forced us to pause
  • a devastating global shock
  • to ask what is truly important
  • health, clean air, famiGloly, nature
  • how we might reset our world
  • to avoid ecological collapse
  • to cure or contain COVID-19
  • a future in balance with the natural world
  • keep ourselves and the planet healthy
The phonetic can

The phonetic can

South Africa recognises 11 official languages. But people still can’t pronounce each other’s names. Coca-Cola helped introduce South Africa to South Africa by teaching them to say ‘Hello’ to one another, by name, correctly.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • What’s your name?
  • Sorry what?
  • Some just say….
  • Excuse me
  • It gets tiring
  • You need to click before saying it
  • Which is essentially your identity
  • Such a clever clever campaign
Let’s take you on an African Safari LIVE now

Let’s take you on an African Safari LIVE now

WildEarth’s safariLIVE is an award winning, expert hosted LIVE safari, broadcast directly from the African wilderness into your home.

Available on both the internet and television, this show enables you to interact with an expert game ranger in real time.

Safari vehicles, guides on foot, drones, balloons, rovers and remote cams are all searching for their favorite characters.

Completely unscripted and unpredictable – this show is reality TV as it is supposed to be. Authentic and REAL.

SUNRISE SAFARI

 

Monday to Sunday

Central African Time (CAT): 06:30am – 09:30am

East African Time (EAT): 07:30am – 10:30am

Eastern Standard Time (EST): 00:30am – 03:30am

 

SUNSET SAFARI

Monday to Sunday

Central African Time (CAT): 15:00pm – 18:00pm

East African Time (EAT): 16:00pm – 19:00pm

Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EST): 09:00am – 12:00pm

 

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

Are you wild about cats and wild dogs?

Are you wild about cats and wild dogs?

During the nationwide lockdown, the Endangered Wildlife Trust  will be offering a series of free webinars (times indicated in South Africa Standard Time ‎(UTC+2)‎,  allowing you to discover the outdoors, indoors. Be the first to know about upcoming Wild Chats by signing up to their mailing list   for more information. Zoom  link will be shared the day before each talk.

Solar powered vehicles in Africa

Solar powered vehicles in Africa

The air in Nairobi is heavily polluted by emissions from cars, buses and mopeds. The first solar-powered trucks and jeeps with electric motors have now started appearing in the city. While the energy is cheap, the vehicles themselves are not.

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Poverty stricken districts
  • It’s pouring with rain
  • Climate change is affecting Kenya’s normal weather patters
  • A solar powered e-bike
  • The bike can reach a speed of 40km an hour
  • The solar panel on the roof
  • The battery keeps recharging
  • It supplies pre-prepared staple food to street food vendors
  • The number one drive
  • Economically sustainable
  • We use green energy
  • The solar bikes
  • The electric cargo bike
  • Sustainable mobility is good for the environment
  • The population will grow massively
  • The number of vehicles driving on gasoline or diesel is on the rise
  • Worsening air pollution and increasing carbon emissions
  • Electric two and three wheelers
  • The transport sector
  • One of the biggest polluters
  • The electricity derives from renewables such as solar and wind power and geothermal energy
  • The main obstacle is inadequate infrastructure
  • Hardly any charging stations
  • Install solar charging stations
  • The battery range of 100km
  • Rural areas
  • There is a demand for electric vehicles
  • A major advantage
  • Turn the engine on, turn it off
  • Installs electric engines in cars
  • Electro mobility has benefits not only for the environment but also for the economy
  • A sustainable transport system
  • Before they go mainstream
  • The air quality improves

 

Save our Seas

Save our Seas

DW English

Thousands of great white sharks were thought to swim in South Africa’s coastal waters, but new research suggests they number as few as 350. ‘Save Our Seas’ is trying to help humans and the remaining sharks co-exist.

Visit Save our Seas HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Marine and bird life
  • Great white sharks
  • They troll these waters in large numbers
  • Top commercial cage diving destinations
  • Scientific research
  • Collecting daily observation data
  • Push legislations at high levels
  • They are perceived as dangerous
  • Unjustified prejudice
  • Cage diving operators
  • Once in a lifetime thrill
  • Seeing them first hand
  • It’s pretty amazing
  • Back on land
  • Analyses the latest data
  • Awe inspiring species
  • It is vital for their conservation
  • Long term conservation success
  • Save our Seas foundation
  • They rely on healthy oceans to survive
  • The tourist boat
  • To further our knowledge on this animal
  • There is plenty of research still to be done

Shark Attacks  Infographic

Make other people happy

Make other people happy

[great big story]

Some of the best roses in the world bloom in Kenya. While the country is widely known for its scenic national parks and wildlife reserves, it’s also a major flower producer. Winnie Gathonie Njonge is the production manager at Nini Flowers, which sits on the shores of Lake Naivasha. She knows all there is about growing perfect roses and oversees the harvesting of 300,000 to 450,000 a day. “The ultimate goal of growing roses is to make other people happy,” she says. It brings her joy to know the roses she cultivates are sent to the United States, Japan and other countries, spreading love and beauty all over the world. This Great Big Story was made possible by  Kenya Tourism

Vocabulary in chunks

  • Make other people happy
  • I’m responsible for 630,000 roses
  • The climate and fresh water supplier
  • The growers here work extra hard
  • The roses that end up in bouquets
  • We harvest between 300,000 in a day to 450,000
  • Various colours
  • Kenya is a centre for these flower
  • Rose production has flourished in the region
  • Over the last few decades
  • These roses are shipped off to Europe, Japan and the US
  • Many other worldwide destinations
  • She heads back to work
  • To create more beautiful bouquets

 

 

I will definitely miss you

I will definitely miss you

great big story

The once plentiful sea turtles of Zanzibar are disappearing. Poaching and bycatch have severely reduced the population of these elegant reptiles. But there’s still hope. The Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation project is working hard to look after the turtles in order to bring their numbers up to previous levels. A Great Big film by filmmaker Dan the Director.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Surrounded by the Indian Ocean
  • When I scuba dive I feel great
  • My first dive
  • A world of its own
  • I don’t see many turtles
  • To participate in the conservation of turtles
  • For educational purposes
  • I am an uneducated fisherman
  • Save the sea turtles
  • We had a lot of poachers
  • We talk to the village fishermen about conservation
  • Our children and grand children will not be able to see them
  • Looking after him, feeding him
  • We are going to release you back to the sea

Map of Zanzibar

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για map of  zanzibar