Have you ever been on a safari ? Sunrise game drive LIVE from Africa 

Have you ever been on a safari ? Sunrise game drive LIVE from Africa 

 

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.

Interact with your ranger by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, 1 August:
The Sunrise drive runs from 06:00 – 09:00 local time, which means start times of 00:00 EDT, 21:00 PDT, 05:00 in the UK, 06:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 14:00 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:00 – 18:00 local time, which means start times of 09:00 EDT, 06:00 PDT, 14:00 in the UK, 15:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 23:00 Sydney time.

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.

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Where there’s TEA there’s hope

Where there’s TEA there’s hope

[bosicetea]

BOS/bos/noun, adj & verb. -n. 1. deliciously refreshing ice tea made entirely in South Africa with enormous integrity and care. 2. A cool tea with a cool taste in a cool can. –adj.1. possessing out the box originality, unleashed energy, robust health and an exuberant capacity for joy. 2. wildly inspired. 3. typically presented in Afro pop packaging. colloq. mad. outrageous. rooibos. –verb intr. go bos. –verb tr. bossificate (as in to Bossify, to be converted to BOS, or to subscribe to the BOS way of life).

BOS uses first grade organic Rooibos blended with all-natural fruit flavours and ancient ingredients to present a range of brand new damn good far better ice teas. It’s big on taste, up on entertainment and wired for wellness.

Discover the magic of rooibos HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• Authentic stories
• Things that have depth and have meaning
• The sense of space and peace
• A mystical quality
• Uniquely from the Cederberg   mountain range
• Rooibos tea
• Pristine wilderness
• Ancient landscape
• Hand harvested on our farm.  It is over 6 000 hectares
• Rooibos fields
• Fostering the ecosystem
• In harmony with the environment around us
• The sun goes down
• The river meanders through the wilderness
• It is very rich in antioxidants
• Bruise the leaf
• Ferment it in the sun
• Unlocks the aromas
• The most magnificent functioning tea farm
• Farm staff
• A creative outlet
• Custodians of this environment
• This is where it comes from
• I wanted to capture the tea origins

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Meet the new hot chocolate

Meet the new hot chocolate

[Woolworths SA]
It brings you totally back to what actually is

It brings you totally back to what actually is

Green Renaissance

‘If we don’t respect them… the animals are lost, and their loss is our loss.’ This is the message from Hendrik Mentz, who shares his experience of caring for some goats.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There is nothing else
  • It’s just you in this goat world
  • They allow you to do it
  • I totally absolutely love those girls
  • Love is connection
  • That person connecting back
  • Deep deep deep stuff
  • Humans have lost respect for animals
  • Their loss is our loss
  • A pound of butter
  • What is going to steer us out of this mess
  • I haven’t had a moments worth of loneliness
  • Being grounded, the space, the place
  • The sense that actually it’s real here
  • It brings you totally back to what actually is
Make the world a better place

Make the world a better place

[magical quote]

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

What is Mandela Day?

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly.

“It is in your hands to make of the world a better place,” he said a year earlier, calling on the younger generation to take up this task.

Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year on 18 July we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done

Making every day a Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.  TAKE ACTION, INSPIRE CHANGE HERE

FREE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS HERE

Missing Africa #3

Missing Africa #3

African Skies
photography by vocabulary in chunks

A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense,

when you are inside you see that each tree has its place

African proverb

 

I didn’t want to – to leave you down south

I didn’t want to – to leave you down south

 [Jeremy Loops]
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African  singer and songwriter.

“Down South”

(feat. Motheo Moleko)

[Chorus: Jeremy Loops]

I didn’t want to, to  leave you down south

When I said that I will call you, squeeze you a little bit of love

I didn’t want to but it’s good to see you

Tell me how you’re doing

I didn’t want to leave you down south

When I said that I will call you, squeeze you a little bit of love

I didn’t want to

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The King is back

The King is back

[Fixodent]

“Losing two of his vital canines, Aslan had a challenging time. Here’s how Fixodent helped him to get his bite back and returned him to his pride. Kevin Richardson, ‘The Lion Whisperer’, explained this experience for lions mirrors that of humans when they lose their teeth.” [Fixodent]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A full set of teeth
  • A 9-year-old, white male lion
  • He’s become more aloof, agitated, more aggressive
  • He isolates himself from the pride
  • Just at the wrong place at the wrong time
  • A white ball of fluff
  • I can run around with these lions
  • Domesticated animals
  • I’m always mesmerized  I’m always in awe
  • Put him under, stitch him up
  • A long procedure
  • They offered to help out
  • It’s going to be well worth it
  • Do it on site
  • Dental pain is a chronic pain
  • It was just short of six hours
  • We landed up working on four
  • He’s a real tough character
  • The ability to bite nicely
  • Hugs and kisses thing
  • Within a short period of time
  • The king is back 

More about Kevin Richardson

After graduating with a BSc degree, Kevin began his career in exercise and post-operative rehabilitation. He made a dramatic career switch when he was given an opportunity to work with lions at a local lion park.

As a self-taught animal behaviorist, he has broken every safety rule known to man when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal’s spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated-just like a mother understands a child-has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold.

Kevin’s unique relationships with these large predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world.  He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.

Kevin has also written a book appropriately named, “Part of the Pride” detailing his work over the years with the large carnivores and is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as “The Lion Whisperer”.

Meet Kevin HERE

Qhubeka

Qhubeka

[Qhubeka]

 

Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress” or “to move forward”. Qhubeka helps people move forward by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.  Qhubeka’s mission is to uplift African communities by improving access to essential services through bicycles. A quality bicycle provides access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. “

Learn more about this project HERE

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Just to get by
  • Treats her patients
  • The beginning of the story
  • With a bike everyting changes
  • Attendance improves
  • Grades improve
  • Healthcare workers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Travelling four times further
  • The opportunity is great
  • The impact is immediate
  • Mobilize me
  • Build my business
  • Care of the sick
  • Finish school
  • Feed my family
  • Follow my dreams
  • Mobilize me and I’ll change the world

 

Bulungula

Bulungula

 [Pascal Bennet ]

Situated on one of the world’s most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in the heart of a traditional Xhosa village, the eco-friendly Bulungula Lodge has been described as “spectacular” by the Lonely Planet and “one of the World’s ultimate ethical travel experiences” by The Rough Guide.  read more HERE

Wild Coast – Easter Cape, South Africa

Inspire me #12

Inspire me #12

[Green Renaisance]

“Madiba – your legacy will live on.   You will always inspire us –   thank you.”   Green Renaisance

 

One in a Thousand

One in a Thousand

[Green Renaissance]

“The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is part of the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, Africa’s first marine TFCA and part of the Lubombo TFCA.   Around 77% of the marine turtles monitored in Mozambique nest in the Marine Reserve.   It is thus the most important leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting ground along the Mozambican coast.  What makes the Marine Reserve’s turtle monitoring programme all the more exciting, is that it links up with the turtle monitoring programme of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, that is now in its 43rd season.  Good news for turtles!” [Green Renaisance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Winds may be rising
  • It walks up the beach, plodding
  • You are absolutely awestruck
  • Maybe they’ve been doing it for 60 millions of years
  • It’s something that you don’t forget
  • It knows exactly what its going to do
  • It builds a nest
  • It carefully crafts a hole
  • It lays its eggs
  • Its beyond comprehension how this can actually happen
  • In the wild, naturally
  • Thousands of hatchlings
  • Entering the water
  • All sorts of things
  • Making good progress
  • Numbers are increasing
  • A huge responsibility
  • We’ve made a difference

 Read more about this Marine Conservation Project  HERE

 

 

Makeba, makes my body dance for you

Makeba, makes my body dance for you

 [JAINVEVO]

Jeanne Galice, known professionally as Jain, is a French singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Zanaka, was released in November 2015. 

Makeba, is an ode to the South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, read more HERE

 

Join the Treevolution

Join the Treevolution

 [Green Pop Treevolution]

In March 2017, Greenpop will be hosting their 7th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve. But this isn’t just your ordinary festival! It is a chance to (re)connect with yourself, your fellow humans and with nature, help plant thousands of trees, dance to amazing live music, learn from eco-workshops, eat delicious food and much more. Last year, Greenpop planted 8.000 trees and this year they aim to plant another 8.000 trees ! Join them for a weekend of positive action and celebration ! Read more HERE

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Leaves under your feet
  • The dappled light through the trees
  • That you’re not just simply here on this earth
  • To go to work
  • To answer phone calls
  • To accept a more purposeful call
  • The wilderness
  • Just be in nature
  • Dance beneath the moonlight
  • Under a blanket of stars
  • Expand your mind
  • Use your imagination
  • Create something beautiful
  • Be part of replanting a forest
  • Growing a legacy
  • Reconnect with nature
  • Magic happens
  • Get back to your roots
  • Re-grow the southern most forest in Africa

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I wrote this song for you

I wrote this song for you

 [Jeremy Loops]
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African  singer and songwriter.

I’ve been warm and I’ve been cold

It’s been drifting in my bones

It’s been a long long year

Another time another place

It’s been happening every day

It’s just good to have you here

Seen you know some things

And you’ll stretch them on

What you didn’t I know

What you did I sa-a-w

And what you see that I didn’t know

Now, What you told me to…

You watch out

See I wrote it for you

See I I wrote it for you for you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and yoooooo

Say you walk, you take and stroll

down the way to the sun

So close to your heart

And it will take you alive

It will burn you up inside

But you know there’s – going home

See I wrote it for you

See I See I wrote it for you

Cause you told me to Cause I told you to

See I wrote it for you  See I wrote it for you

See I Cause you sing it out

Sing it out

Remix

 
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