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End of day 4 – Victors place

Victors place is certainly more like the South Africa that all the students expected. Many were disappointed that there were not wild Elephants, Lions, Zebra or Giraffe roaming around the streets of Durban.   After a picnic lunch in Durban’s botanical garden the minibuses left for ‘Victor’s place’ . On arrival everyone was bundled into the […]

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Tourist market and the darkside of Africa

An eye-opening experience for our students today as they discover that despite all the endangered listings of species, and the supposed protection that they receive; many are still slaughtered and sold in the open at Muthi markets. Muthi markets are markets that sell particular ‘medicines’, it is a part of Zulu culture. There are many […]

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Creepy crawlies – this time in cages – next time however….

The last thing to do at uShaka, visit the dangerous creatures chamber of horrors. With lizards, scorpions and spiders filling the small nooks and crannies of the room everywhere you turned was something new. Not to mention little tricks and pranks just like Craig found out… man, you squeal like a girl!! From the bearded […]

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Spring is here!

Everyone is getting snap happy here at Umkhumbi Lodge. The rain and the sun have brought us a multitude of moths and butterflies, most of them are beautiful colours and large – some of them are the same size as my hand! Here are some of this weeks:

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