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’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.

True blue beauty

True blue beauty

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This true blue beauty is a gooty sapphire tarantula at the Dallas Zoo. Native to the forests of Gooty, a small town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, these spiders’ bright coloring comes from tiny hairs that line their body. They are quick and extremely venomous—a single bite can leave a human in excruciating pain that can last over a week. Sadly, due to deforestation, the species is currently critically endangered.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Exotic blue colour
  • Tiny hairs line their bodies
  • One of the most beautiful species
  • Hence their name
  • They can defend themselves if they feel threatened
  • Extremely venomous
  • Excruciating pain
  • Critically endangered
  • A singe small area
  • Harvested for firewood
Only 100 left

Only 100 left

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This chestnut-and-white-striped antelope is an eastern bongo. Fairly large in size, eastern bongos can weigh between 500 and 900 pounds with horns as long as 40 inches in length. Despite their size, they are timid creatures, most active during twilight when they graze on leaves and bushes. Due to hunting and destruction of their natural habitats, they are well below the critically endangered threshold, with only around 100 bongos left in the wild.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Chestnut and white striped creatures

In four isolated regions of Kenya

Fairly large in size

As wide as their widest part of their body

They are rather timid creatures

They are herbivores

Twilight and dusk

The darkness helps them to hide from predators

Putting them well below the critically endangered threshold

The destruction of their habitat

In an effort to protect them

Without fear of poachers

Cute as a button

Cute as a button

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This little old lady is Button, a 21-year-old margay at the Santa Ana Zoo. Native to the dense forests of Central and South America, these wildcats are tree-dwelling creatures whose wide feet and flexible toes allow them to climb, jump and hang from branches. As they rely on trees for survival, margays are extremely sensitive to deforestation. The illegal fur and pet trade have also made these wildcats a near threatened species. The best hope for their continued survival is to preserve their natural forest habitats.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A tree dwelling cat
• Native to the dense forest in Central and South America
• Gives birth in the trees
• Wide feet
• Flexible toes
• They climb, jump and hang from trees
• Long heavy tails
• Keep the animals balanced
• Excellent night hunters
• Preying on birds, reptiles and even small primates
• Extremely sensitive to deforestation
• Illegal fur and pet trades
• Preserve their natural forest habitat