Join an African safari LIVE NOW

Join an African safari LIVE NOW

 

#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 Friday, 22 September:
The Sunrise drive runs from 05:30 – 08:30 local time, which means start times of 11:30 EDT, 20:30 PDT, 04:30 in the UK, 05:30 in Central Europe (Summer), and 13:30 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:30 – 18:30 local time, which means start times of 09:30 EDT, 06:30 PDT, 14:30 in the UK, 15:30 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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Meet Cape Town

Meet Cape Town

[Cape Town Tourism]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The rising sun
  • A dwelling of pride and hope
  • The crashing of waves
  • Sandy shores
  • Vibrant café life
  • Graffiti tells a story
  • The congregation of bustling feet
  • Indulge in Cape Malay curry spice
  • Young at heart
  • The good old days
  • Tour buses
  • Sip renowned wine
  • The lush green of Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Where Mother Nature is always near
  • The world on a plate
  • Fine dining and spa resorts
  • Excite your inner child
  • Cape Town feels like home
  • We invite you to stay

 

A happy sheep produces lots of happy wool

A happy sheep produces lots of happy wool

Woolworths SA

We spoke to Merino wool farmer, George de Kock, about his love of farming and what makes Merinos special. Merino farming has been in George’s family for almost 200 years and his love of wool has been passed down from generation to generation.

Free to roam, George’s sheep are well cared for, eat all natural grass, and produce some of the finest wool in the country. As George says, ‘A happy sheep produces lots of happy wool.’

The care that George takes to rear his sheep means that the wool really is special. Produced for Woolworths, this wool is machine-washable, suitable to be tumble dried and moth repellent, making it great for winter knitwear. The wool is natural, great quality and long-lasting.

Shop from Woolworths online here

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• I started farming 25 years ago
• Merino sheep
• We’ve been here for about 200 years
• They don’t get housed at night
• They run freely
• They eat natural grass
• We handle them as little as possible
• I’ve trained as a vet
• We are the only country where the farmers adhere to a code of best practice
• A happy sheep produces lots of happy wool
• Excellent quality wool
• You tend to fall in love with wool
• It’s warm, it’s natural, it’s renewable
• It doesn’t end up in a landfill like your synthetics
• It doesn’t shrink
• They treat the wool, it’s insect repellent
• It will last, it does last forever
• Woolworths traditionally have always supported quality products
• A brand that is associated with quality products
• We keep them till they die of old age
• I like my sheep, I look after them

 

This is the most epic thing in the world

This is the most epic thing in the world

 

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day 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 Friday, 22 September:
The Sunrise drive runs from 05:30 – 08:30 local time, which means start times of 11:30 EDT, 20:30 PDT, 04:30 in the UK, 05:30 in Central Europe (Summer), and 13:30 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:30 – 18:30 local time, which means start times of 09:30 EDT, 06:30 PDT, 14:30 in the UK, 15:30 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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The secret ingredient

The secret ingredient

[Green Renaissance]

The art of conversation around the dinner table is slowly being lost. Too many people sit with their cellphones. They are not entirely present’ – Brett

VegTable is a special restaurant in South Africa, where Brett cooks and hosts guests in his magical home. He invited us to share a meal with him. To book a delicious meal with Brett, visit VegTable

[Green Renaissance]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• We love eating out
• Fancy food
• A toasted cheese and tomato sandwich
• Tasteless tomatoes
• There’s a big difference
• Present them on a palette
• By the time it reaches your mouth
• He became a mentor to me
• Pick everything out of his garden
• Dinner parties
• Multi-course meals
• It was all very new to me
• I got hooked I suppose
• Let that rest
• The art of conversation around the dinner table
• Not really entirely present
• People who are all just living in their own bubble
• People are fractured and separated
• I host people to try and make them happy
• My ultimate goal
• Step back and hear all the chatter
• Then I’ve achieved my objective
• If you love something then you put everything into it
• I guess that is probably the secret ingredient

 

 

Light

Light

 

Matthew Mole is a South African artist from Cape Town.  Visit Matthew HERE

I know why the way I am and the way I think I want to be
Isn’t right
I hear you speak, but only listen selfishly
And I think I’m right
But all I do is circle curiosity
And I hear the lies
But if I’d listen openly, you’d set them free

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

I open my eyes
I hear your voice
I see your face
I feel your love
And I confide
The power in your promise
I will take hold of

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

I’m running away but I want to
Be never afraid and hold on to
Whatever you say ’cause I’m falling down

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

 [AZ Lyrics]
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This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

 

#safarilive

East Africa’s Great Migration is famous for many things, most of all the chaotic crossings over the Mara river. Thanks to Panasonic, safariLIVE never missed a second of the action! WE take a closer look at the four permanent cameras stationed at a few of the perilous Mara river crossing points. From wildebeest and zebra to lions and giraffe, these cameras have allowed us to view the incredible Kenyan wildlife like never before!

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This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

 

#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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Take yours, I’ll take mine

Take yours, I’ll take mine

 

Matthew Mole is a South African artist from Cape Town.  Visit Matthew HERE

Take yours and I’ll take mine
On the right hand side
And I’ll rest and you’ll find that you take rest in wine
So take these words and make them right
So one day you and I will write our names in the sky
We’ll confide

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

Brothers and sisters
Fill these cups with life
Please forgive them
‘cos they know not their lies
So take these words and make them right
So one day you and I will write our names in the sky
We’ll confide

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

 [AZ Lyrics]
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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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