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Open South Africa 2017 - Timings!!!!

Timings!

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Open South Africa 2017 - they have landed

Good news. They have landed back at Heathrow.

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Open South Africa 2017 - all checked in

We are pleased to report that everyone has checked in fine.

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Open South Africa 2017 - goodbye Pongola

Some of the group spent an awesome night on the beach, under the watchful eye of their dedicated leader. Then it was a sad goodbye to Pongola and on the road.

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Open RSA 17 - Pongola River Camp

Pongola River Camp

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Open RSA 17 - Another busy week

A busy week

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Open South Africa 2017 - They've had a busy weekend!

Rhino, Lion, Cheetah, Hippo and Crocs!

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Open South Africa 2017 - meeting Rambo

They did traps today and caught a slender mongoose. Then they climbed into a pit of waste plastic sheet and bagged up lots of it which was dirty and hot work but rewarding. The two groups then came back together which involved lots of hugging and chatting.

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Open South Africa 2017 - misty morning

A quick hello from a misty morning in South Africa. What a stunning view to wake up to.

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Open South Africa 2017 - at a school

The group have been at a school today. The whole school came out to welcome them and later they were inside presenting to groups of students which went down very well. The groups were fairly large so it was a challenging but extremely rewarding experience for all the Expeditioners.

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Open South Africa 2017 - Albizia Camp

The group with Sarah have been doing a presentation to a class from a primary school in Hluhluwe on the Rhinos and affects of poaching. They worked with the interns to get this sorted. They also did a day of walking on Albizia camp and checking bucket traps and setting other traps. They have seen some large elephants the other side of the river. They then spent the afternoon pulling plastic out of a river bed.

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Open South Africa 2017 - Amakhosi

The groups are out on the walking trails again today. An unforgettable and very exciting phase of the expedition. They are getting the chance to experience the ‘real Africa’ walking through the bush trying to spot wildlife - all under the expert guidance of highly trained and very experienced guides and rangers.

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Open South Africa 2017 - talk from Anton

All is going well and the team had an excellent evening after handling the animals and getting their talk from Anton. Steve is off today with half of the team going to Amakhosi. The team are working hard and interacting with each other really well and as a result there are no splinter groups or cliches, it is just one big happy group.

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Open South Africa 2017 - elephants and other animals

On a bush walk they saw an elephant on the other side of the river much to everyone's delight. After that it was onto Environmental Awareness with Anton. Snakes, spiders and more with no fear factor! The whole group embraced getting up close.

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Open South Africa 2017 - game drive

The group have seen lion, rhino, buffalo and also confirmed by Tommy, a leopard! All before breakfast. There were two male lions at a distance and the leopard was a long way off.

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Open South Africa 2017 - at CROW

The group have been at CROW Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife. They have been removing trees and clearing the bush pig enclosure.

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Open South Africa - at Marine World

The group are now at Marine World and having a fantastic time by all accounts watching dolphins, seals and turtles.

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Open South Africa 2017 - arrived at hotel

News just in that the group have arrived at the hotel and have been met by Anton and Tommy!

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Open South Africa 2017 - landed in Johannesburg

We have had news from the group that they have arrived in Johannesburg and have checked in. They are now waiting for the next flight. Everyone is good if a little tired.

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Open South Africa 2017 - checked in

We have just had news that the group have arrived and Heathrow and checked in! Now waiting in departures before boarding.

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Open South Africa 2017 - expedition in its way

The Outposts Open Expedition to South Africa 2017 is on its way. We have just waved goodbye to the bus as it heads off to Heathrow for the first part of the journey to South Africa and the start of the group's adventures on expedition.

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