Monday, 27 April 2015

WildEarth + Nat Geo Wild = #safariLIVE 2.0

WildEarth is proud to once again be broadcasting safariLIVE on Nat Geo Wild in the United States on the 9th and 10th of May 2015.

Both 3-hour LIVE sunset safaris will happen between 15h00 and 18h00 Central African Time, which is between 9 o’clock in the morning and noon on the east coast of the United States and 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock in the morning on the west coast.

Hayden Turner and Pieter Pretorius will again be taking us on a LIVE safari at Djuma and Arathusa Game Reserves in the world famous Sabi Sands Private Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. They will be arriving in South Africa [Pieter from Namibia and Hayden from the UK] on Tuesday the 28th April.

For these 3-hour shows there will also be a LIVE bush walk conducted By Stefan Winterboer who will be tracking various animals and walking us in to see them. Stefan is a highly qualified and experienced trails guide and he will make sure that these walks are safely conducted in spite of being in an area with many of Africa’s most dangerous animals. Stefan will be conducting the first LIVE walk during the safariLIVE sunset drive today the 27th April. 

The team will begin LIVE rehearsals everyday starting on Wednesday the 30th April 2015. You can watch Pieter, Hayden and Stefan LIVE at or

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Stefan Winterboer Joins Team WildEarth

WE has a new team member! Stefan Winterboer has joined the SafariLIVE team this past week, and has already been in the driver's seat at some exciting sightings. 

Stefan is often described as one of the best in the business when it comes to trails guiding. Born in Pretoria, South Africa, from a young age Stefan would spend much of his time in the bush with his father. This time in the bush left him with many ‘feel-good’ memories and thus spurred him on to become a professional in the Safari and Tourism industry. Once Stefan started, he knew that this is what he was born to do.

Having achieved many qualifications in trails guiding, Stefan has well over 6000 hours of experience guiding and interpreting both the natural environment as well as animal behaviour. As a result he has managed and trained various other trails guides and trackers to be as competent and well informed as he is.

He has spent the vast majority of his adult life as an expert trails guide in the African bush for many exclusive and premiere bush lodges, both locally in South Africa and in other African countries.

Starting as a junior field guide, in 1999, at SabiSabi Private Game Reserve he grew from strength to strength until he left in 2006.  In 2007 he started work at Singita Private Game Reserves. However, his true passion for the bush and wildlife lead him to start his own business named Guides and Trackers Direct Pty (Ltd).

Stefan often describes his business as one of the things that’s brought him the most joy and fulfillment in his extensive career. Being an entrepreneur allowed him to explore safari videography as well as producing a number of training DVDs and posters, which have collectively sold over 2000 copies. This has been applauded as a ‘landmark’ in the development of field guides within the Safari industry.

With all his experience and expert knowledge in trails guiding and across all facets of the Safari and Tourist industry within Africa, Stefan is certainly considered as one of South Africa’s best Trails Guides.

Friday, 24 April 2015

#EagleWatch Begins As More Eaglets Hatch

The Bald eagle breeding season has started off well this year with eggs hatching at many nesting sites around North America.
The most recent report comes in from our friends at the Hancock Wildlife Foundation and the White Rock nest. The breeding pair there has two healthy eaglets being lovingly cared for by their parents. The first hatch was on April 20.

We're launching #EagleWatch to keep all our viewers informed on the progress at the active nest sites on These include the nests at Delta 3 with two eaglets, Harrison Mills with two eggs, Humboldt Bay has one chick and one egg, Two Harbors has two eaglets and the West End nest has one eaglet. Watch our cams and see the bald eagles hatch their eggs, raise their young, tweet us at @WildEarth using the hashtag #EagleWatch and follow the conversation via the hashtag on Twitter.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

SafariLIVE Has New Timeslots

As of Thursday, April 9, 2015, the sunset SafariLIVE will begin at 6:30am and end at 9:30am (UTC/GMT+2). The sunset drive will move to 3:00pm and end at 6:00pm.

These changes will ensure that the drives start early enough, with sunrise being later in our winter months, and the earlier sunsets.

Viewers will now see the sunrise drive a half hour later and the sunset drive an hour earlier than previously scheduled. This means that if you live in the Pacific Time Zone, the sunrise safari begins at 9:30pm on Wednesday, April 8, in the Central Time Zone at 11:30pm and in the Atlantic Time Zone at 00:30am on Thursday, April 9.

The sunset drive will then start at 6:00am, Thursday, April 9 in the Pacific Time Zone, 8:00am in the Central Time Zone and 9:00am in the Atlantic Time Zone.