What’s better than hanging out with Grandpa in the bush?
This story is a special tribute to grandfathers on Father’s Day. This is a heart-warming story of a grandfather, his grandson and an adventure in the African wilderness!
After the trip, we received a pleasing email from Mr. Willie Conradie saying,
“Ek is deel van die twee Willie Conradies wat die Quest van 25/3 to 31/3 “ervaar” het. Ek wil net weereens se baie dankie vir almal wat betrokke was. Dit was ‘n besondere ervaring vir ons altwee. Baie leersaam en verrykend.
‘n Voorstel: Ek sal aanbeveel dat julle ‘n gesins- of ouer-kind pakket saamstel omdat dit beslis bydrae tot versterking van die band tussen ouer/s en kind. Ek het dit ervaar. Ons mense in die stede wat nog minder met die natuur te doen het as ek sal baie baat vind daarby.
Weer ‘n keer baie dankie vir ‘n onvergeetlike ervaring.”
“I’m part of the two Willie Conradie’s who “experienced” the Quest from 25/3 to 31/3. I would like to thank you once again to all those involved. It was a special experience for both of us. Very informative and enriching.
A proposal: I would recommend that you set up a family or parent-child package because it definitely contributes to strengthening the relationship between parent / s and child. I experienced it. Us people in the cities that have less to do with nature and would benefit greatly from this experience.
Once again thank you for an unforgettable experience.”
Watch this video of Willie jnr. as he runs through his experience on the course.
In the post-course interview on radio, Willie Snr. spoke about some unbelievable encounters including an elephant in camp on the day of arrival, on foot encounters with a breeding herd of buffalo and more elephants. One of the highlights of this course was their interaction with wild animals on foot. But what stood out most, was the time he got to spend with his grandson, to experience new things together made their bond so much stronger.
Listen to the post-course interview of Willie Snr. *This interview was done in Afrikaans
We want to encourage fathers and sons to always make time for each other, experience new things together and make unforgettable memories. On behalf of EcoTraining, we would like to wish all the fathers and father figures a special Happy Father’s Day!
If this story inspires you to take a father and son or daughter adventure in nature then let us help you plan a special educational and bonding experience. Contact Leana on firstname.lastname@example.org.