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 😉
So after a long day of driving and I think we can say ‘drama’, we have arrived at our first destination in Selebi Phikwe, Botswana. Nothing like a tyre blow out- an understatement when you see what it really looks like- and some good old border control admin to challenge us on our first day. But as our resident team optimist Bradles likes to encourage, we will just take whatever comes as it comes and no matter what enjoy the experiences, even the tough ones 🙂 A huge thank you to the Botha family for their hospitality and free food for our hungry bellies 😀
Keep following our page for regular trip updates and pics as we make our way North 🙂
Just less than 24hours left before we leave for our much-anticipated trip! Follow our progress on our Facebook page to see where we are and how the project is going 🙂
17 Days until we depart for the trip! We are very excited and cannot wait to meet all the new people and characters on our journey and do offer a little bit back to those maybe less fortunate than ourselves! 🙂
The Vet Books for Africa “Thank you for the Music” Barnyard event is set for Thursday 26 June at the Rivonia Barnyard Theatre.
Get your table’s of 10 organised now and get your family and friends together to enjoy this great show and night out!
See our “How you can help” link for more info!
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 🙂
A great day spent at yet another PETS Spayathon. A big thank you to David, Alison, Kobus, Wandile and Kyle for their time and help on the day- which saw about 350 dogs vaccinated and dewormed and 50 dogs sterilized. Once again PETS, a great success 🙂
A BIIIIG thank you to Tuks Alumni for their generous sponsorship to the 2014 Vet Books trip today. We are extremely grateful, your contribution has helped us get one step closer to our goals for the trip. Thank you 🙂 🙂
We are also just over 3 weeks away to this years Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge! We look forward to having the following people wear our Vet Books jersey in support of our project 🙂
Sumari Beumer; Chris, Resia, Theresa, Cornette and Ilza Blignaut; Luke Chambers; Rosa-marie Cronje; Louis Du Toit; Nicholas Foce; Moritz Huber, Kyle Piears; Matthew Huckle; Bradley Taylor; Aqil Jeenah; Clive Mey; Linnetee, Willem, Petrus and Marike van der Walt and Alex Westerink; Theo; Glen Bosman and Anthea Flemming.
We would also like to give a huge thank you to Isuzu SA, Hills Pet Nutrition and Umthuzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of our official Vet Books for Africa cycle jerseys- they look great 🙂 Go like their facebook pages 🙂 !!
And last but not least, the team is looking forward to yet another PETS Spayathon this Saturday in Lenasia- bring on the dogs 🙂