Day 3, Zimbabwe!

So our trusty Isuzu ‘steeds”, dubbed Patience and Suzie have officially gotten us safely to Zimbabwe for our first book handover tomorrow morning at 09:15. Surprisingly no issues at the boarder or the 18 road blocks we have so far driven through, we have arrived at the University and the day so far has been an awesome one, having been shown around the veterinary faculty, hospital and the  town by our very friendly hosts! We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to the Anderson family for their hospitality last night- the delicious braai and amazing travel snacks! 🙂 Tomorrow after the handover we head straight for Zambia for our next stop.
Stay tuned for more updates 😉

March Raffle Draw

Our March Raffle Month has come to a close. Thank you to all those who bought tickets to support us, your help is very much appreciated!

Congratulations to our following raffle winners:

The Sun city zipline – Donald Kale
Reptile Handling Course – Loyd Modimogale-
Walk with Lions – Samuel Mashishi
Eukanuba Dog Hamper – Ricky Wilken
Eukanuba Cat Hamper – James Anderson
Soweto Towers Bungee – Michael Sutton
SCAD Freefall – Tiaan Visser

Keep your eyes peeled on our website and Facebook page for our next Vet Books fundraiser 🙂

Starting 2014 with a Bang!

So we’ve been a bit quiet so far this year, sorry fans! But we assure you its only because we have some great things in the making for this year and are eager to get to planning and hosting the numerous fundraisers we have in store. Keep your eyes fixed on our Facebook page and website for regular updates and the on-goings of our team this year and for the numerous ways that you can show your support for our cause!

Coming up will be our March Raffle Month 🙂 And with the prizes we have in store you will all be queuing to get your tickets for sure! Just a little snippet of what we have to offer…like the rush of throwing yourself off 100m high structures? Yes?!…Well Orlando Towers has amazingly sponsored a free 100m Bungee and SCAD Freefall off the Soweto Towers worth R780.00 to the lucky winner of this particular raffle draw!! And there will be several more raffle prizes up for grabs so stay tuned 🙂 

Thanks so much to Orlando Towers for their support towards the Vet Books for Africa 2014 journey! Check out their website and come raffle time, get your ticket for this once in a life time adrenaline rush! ;D

Countdown to the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge begins!

Exciting news, we have our official 20 man team for the Momentum 94.7 cycle challenge so we will most definitely be getting the word of our cause out there on the day 🙂 We are still looking for more riders so if any of you are …competing or know some friends/family that are please ride for our cause 🙂
We must send out a huge thank you to Isuzu South AfricaHill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa and Umthunzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of the Vet Books for Africa cycling jersey’s that our riders will be racing in 🙂
Umthunzi has also generously agreed to donate R2 to Vet Books for every like they get on their facebook page so please all go visit and like their page and help us raise some funds 🙂
Exciting days ahead 🙂

We have a new 2014 committee

Congratulations to the new committee members!!!!

We know these next two years will prove to be both challenging and rewarding at the same time. We are all very honoured to have been chosen for such a prestigious adventure and will do our utmost to uphold the great standards set by the previous committees.

(to view the details of the new committee members click on the “about” link)


Welcome to the official Onderstepoort Vet Books for Africa website! This site functions as a platform through which the public can get a better idea on the work this veterinary student run committee does. It also acts as a gathering point at which students from previous trips can talk and maintain communication between the students, universities and other institutions visited.