Hello! My name is Sophie, I’m from the UK and I am currently setting out on my travels to Cambodia! I am 18 so decided to take a gap year before university. I have just spent the past 3 months travelling New Zealand so I’m ready and excited to go and explore a different country.… Read More


So this week Spirit decided to live up to his reputation with Ginny falling victim! Having had a great week of galloping through the bush at high speeds, we were beginning to take for granted that anything can happen when riding in the bush.   As we set off to go ‘flying’ as Temba likes… Read More


Time seems to have flown by this week! After a very sad farewell to the majority of the gaps in the early hours on Saturday morning the 7 of us remaining set off on our trip to Kruger ready for a weekend of camping in the bush. The journey there consisted of several horror stories… Read More


So on Sunday we were informed by Ali, one of the grooms for the horses, that the two tame elephants, Mujaji and Twali had escaped. Apparently, some school boys had left the gates open overnight. They were now wandering around with the wild elephants. Despite this being great fun for the elephants it wasn’t a… Read More


We’ve finally arrived at bush house, seeing some impala on the way. The landscape in South Africa is nothing like I ever imagined it’s beautiful and full of greens and reds. Unfortunately the weather didn’t want to cooperate the following day. Although a kudu did wander into our back garden. Thursday was amazing and after the… Read More


Can’t believe that we will be back home soon. We’re all really excited to be going back home, although in some respects I don’t understand why as we’re going to freeze. So if anyone reading this is picking up one of our troublesome lot please make sure your car is nice and toasty for us… Read More


This week has been a bit busier than last week and we’ve spent lots of time getting to know the reserve. Last Wednesday, we went in to the bush for a cooked breakfast – the spot was so quiet, I kept having to remind myself that we were in the middle of the bush and… Read More


This week saw the formation of the dream team that is “The Elephant Clan” – or more accurately Arthur made the name up for us while he, Amos and I crawled through a fence to escape the tame elephants who were having a bit of a tantrum to say the least! We spend every morning… Read More


Blog 4 We have just returned from our most successful Kwa game drive yet, I think krista may be our lucky charm! We spotted hippos out the water and in the water, a massive Kudu, both female lions and an endangered South African rock python (which is a big deal I promise!). It’s been another… Read More