WILDwatch LIVEChat to our guides

Phinda Private Game Reserve

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Seven reasons to go virtual…

Well, seven breath-taking landscapes… and four exceptional rangers.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Say hello to Jarryd, Damen, Dumi or Clive…the new recruits to our WILDwatch Live / WildEarth initiative!

Join one of them, either straight after the morning or afternoon drive and get chatting about the day’s events, and have the opportunity to learn more about your guide and safaris in general.

This is a private Zoom virtual session, which you can either enjoy exclusively or you can send the link to five of your friends and family to join. Max 12 guests via 6 private links.

Great for the whole family

Private group of no more than 6 links, selected by you

Get all your questions answered

Get exclusive access to the &Beyond guiding experience

Learn about Africa’s famed wildlife and landscapes

Meet the team

Your virtual guides at &Beyond Phinda

Clive Cowie

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Damen Pheiffer

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Dumi Qwabe

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Jarryd du Preez

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Leaving our world a better place

Virtual experiences that go beyond the expected and care for the land, wildlife and people

10% of your purchase total will go towards the Africa Foundation (our community development partner) COVID-19 fund-raising initiative.

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The remainder of your purchase total will go towards assisting our guides to make up their lost gratuities, as well as funding crucial habitat maintenance, sustainability and conservation initiatives.

How to participate?

Pay for the experience via credit/debit card or PayPal. You also have the choice to split the “bill” with your friends/family (up to 5 others) by inviting them to share your experience.

We will then send you an email with a personal link that will explain how to connect with your guide on the date of your booking. We’ll also ask you a few questions to help your ranger focus on your areas of interest.

You’ll connect with your guide through video-conferencing software called Zoom. We recommend you download Zoom onto your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and test it before your booking.

You will need to have a stable internet connection – Zoom recommends a connection speed of 2mbps up/down.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO BRING?
  • Your bird/mammal book
  • Your notepad with questions
  • Either a morning cup of coffee/hot chocolate/tea or your favourite afternoon sundowner cocktail

Pick a date with your guide*

Our guides’ availability rotates according to their WILDwatch Live schedule. So if you are specific as to who you would like to meet, please refer to the below roster to identify their scheduled dates.

*If your guide is fully-booked on your desired date or time, please contact us and we will try and find a suitable alternative for you.

DUMI
JARRYD
CLIVE
DAMEN
05, 06 Aug07, 08 Aug09, 10 Aug11, 12 Aug
13, 14 Aug15, 16 Aug17, 18 Aug19, 20 Aug
23, 24 Aug21, 22 Aug25, 26 Aug27, 28 Aug
29, 30 Aug31 Aug

 

Book your Private Group of 6 links

Bookings need to be made 24-hrs in advance. Regrettably, we will not be able to accept your booking request it falls after this window. Should you miss the booking time slot, we kindly ask that you select a different date. Alternatively, you can email us for a more customised experience.

Let’s do something special for you

Let us know if you have any special requests. Specifically if your guide is fully-booked on your desired date or time we will try and find a suitable alternative for you.

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Frequently asked questions

Before you sign up, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about booking an &Beyond Virtual Experience.

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