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GOODBYE TO THE OLD … HELLO TO THE NEW!

Everyone that has been a part of African Dream will know Fugly, our very old but very amazing game drive vehicle. There were so many incredible moments of fantastic wildlife sightings as well as many occasions we had to all jump out and give her a push to get her going again. She has now...
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SABLE CAPTURE!

Today our students had an incredible opportunity; to join Christiaan the state vet on a sable capture, and get hands-on with the testing and blood sampling! After a short drive to the reserve just outside Hoedspruit, we met the…

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BUFFALO SAMPLING!

Buffalo testing is very important as there are strict monitoring protocols to be followed; ensuring that diseases are not transferred from one area to another. All buffalo must pass various stages of testing and quarantine before they are able…

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SCORPION COURSE!

Today we had a visit on Jejane Private Nature Reserve, from renowned scorpion expert Jonathan Leeming. He came to do a course with the students throughout the day and into the evening. The day started with a game drive…

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THE DAY OF THE LION CAPTURE!

No day will end up the way you expect it to here at African Dream, it ends up being so much more than you can imagine. I was quietly drinking my morning coffee and having breakfast, getting ready to…

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GLEN, LET’S CATCH A RHINO!

During my two months on reserves in Hoedspruit, I have grown to know and love the bush and its animals… thank you Glen! Although every drive or walk in the bush was an amazing experience, I got the wonderful…

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LETS DO A CAR WASH!

Encouraged by the initiative of Spoon (Sboniso Phakathi) and Paul, Traci our superhuman host J, was interested in further supporting the “Rights for Rhinos” project. And so it comes that she and Dylan, organized a car wash event on…

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AFRICAN DREAM SUPPORTS RIGHTS FOR RHINOS!

The ‘African Dream Team’ went all out on 8th May. At exactly 9am in the morning we were waiting at the crossroads in Hoedspruit town, to wave goodbye to Sboniso (Spoon) Phakathi and Paul Jennings who were to begin…

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IN-HAND WORK!

Today our lessons were about in-hand work with horses. We learnt that working a horse in-hand can be extremely rewarding, as it gives the horse confidence and cements the bond and trust between the two of you. We each…

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COOL OFF IN THE DAM!

As usual the hot days in Hoedspruit called for a “cooling off session”. There is nothing better than to jump on the horses bareback and ride down to the dam to have a swim. Kristina (Bulgaria) riding Tau, Louise…

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LION CENSUS!

I arrived on the 15th of February in Hoedspruit at African Dream Horse Safaris. I have come to do my internship on predator impact – study about lions. Identifying the lions was a part of my studies and was…

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