WILDwatch Live

We’re bringing the wilderness to you

&Beyond’s WILDwatch Live comes in 2 exciting parts:

1. On YouTube and Facebook

In a quest to relieve the tedium of isolation, we’ve collaborated with wildlife broadcasting experts, WildEarth, to stream (in real time) twice-daily, three-hour long game drives from &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private Game Reserve.

You can view the safaris between:

  • 06:30am – 09:30am CAT (sunrise dependent)
  • 15:00pm – 18:00pm CAT (sunset dependent)

Be sure to interact with our guides by asking questions on YouTube or using #wildearth on Twitter.

Stream WILDwatch live
2. On Instagram Live

Our expert guides in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve are still out and about in the field, monitoring our prized wildlife, and will be jumping online, ad hoc, on &Beyond Travel’s Instagram page when they come across sightings. Be sure to sign-up for notifications, on our Instagram TV for when we go live, by clicking the below.

Get notifications in 3 easy steps

  1. Follow @andBeyondTravel on Instagram
  2. Select the “Following” button and go to Notifications
  3. Select Live Videos and make sure “Get all Notifications” is selected
Get notified

Live from &Beyond Ngala

How to ask questions on WILDwatch Live

Adult questions:
Morning and afternoon drives

WILDchild (children’s) questions:
• Afternoon kiddies drive (first 45min of afternoon safaris): Email kidsquestions@wildearth.tv

NOTE: We’ve been loving the incredible response to our WILDwatch Live safaris. Because of the increasing popularity of the drives, we are receiving a high volume of questions, and the guides are doing their utmost best to answer as many questions as they can. We ask that you please be patient with us and apologise if we somehow miss your query. Thank you again for your phenomenal support!

How it works

Viewers will be able to join up to two live safaris a day, each of which will last approximately three hours. These will be streamed in real-time from two renowned South African game reserves, &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private Game Reserve. Authentic and non-scripted, the game drives will follow the sights and sounds of the African wilderness as they unfold. Hosted by expert &Beyond and WildEarth field guides, the drives will be streamed over a variety of social media platforms each day during the month of April.

Working via a director in a control room, the camera will move between three or four live feeds to bring viewers the best wildlife action as it unfolds, creating a seamless multi-feed virtual game drive. Viewers will be able to interact with their safari hosts and have their questions answered in real-time, just as if they were actually on the game drive vehicle. The first 45 minutes of each afternoon drive will be dedicated to young wildlife fans and the guides will only answer questions asked by children during this time. Parents can sign up their children by selecting a date on wildearth.tv/kids. Children (or parents) can then email kidsquestions@wildearth.tv for age appropriate and personalized responses.

About WildEarth

WildEarth is a LIVE wildlife broadcaster that has built a passionate community of nature lovers across the globe. Their flagship product, safariLIVE, is a daily digital LIVE broadcast hosted by expert safari guides in prime wilderness areas including the Greater Kruger Park in South Africa and at times, the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This is an unscripted and unpredictable real-time programme and audiences can enjoy an authentic nature encounter from anywhere in the world as they track the lives and unfolding narratives of much-loved wildlife. Viewers can tune in for six hours of safari every day of the year (three hour morning and three hour afternoon drives) and they can interact with experts in real-time via social media platforms, asking questions and having them answered live.

Virtual Experiences

Invite a ranger into your home (sort of)

Book some face-to-(virtual)-face time with our knowledgeable &Beyond guides.



Ngala Private Game Reserve

You’ve come to know hosts Eric, Nikki, Shaun and Roan through our exciting WILDwatch Live / WildEarth initiative; now you can meet them in person and discuss our WILDwatch highlights, directly after the morning or afternoon drives.



Phinda Private Game reserve

Jarryd and Damen have undeniably become &BeyondPhinda ambassadors, leading live game drives, twice-daily via Instagram Live. Now you have the opportunity to meet them in person and discuss their WILDwatch highlights, directly after the morning or afternoon drives.



South Africa

Our WILDchild: Becoming a Ranger series offers young ones, and the young at heart, the opportunity to learn some of the important skills our rangers use every day in the field. Join in on a Q&A session and enjoy our “to-do at home” mission challenges.

Previous safaris

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Tuesday, 02 June

Sunset Safari

Wednesday, 03 June

Sunrise safari

Wednesday, 03 June

Sunset Safari

WILDwatch highlights

on Ngala Private Game Reserve

Elephant bull versus 16 lions

Birmingham lion pride walking by

Cheetah Highlights

Birmingham Pride Highlights

Meet the team

Your virtual guides on WILDwatch Live

Clive Cowie

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Damen Pheiffer

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Dewald Botha

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Eric Exelby

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Jarryd du Preez

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Josh van der Ploeg

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Kerri Smithers

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Liam Bascombe

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Matthew Smith

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Nikki Muller

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Roan du Plessis

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Shaun Marshall

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Stories to inspire

WILDwatch stories from the field

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