- Wild In SA is a new show that's presented by The Bachelor SA's Michelle D and is gearing up to take Mzansi television by storm
- The show's other presenter is Tumelo Maketekete
- Each episode takes them on a whirlwind journey as they visit interesting people and places in specific areas all around our magnificent country
Wild in SA is a travel and adventure show, covering all of the wonders that South Africa has to offer. In each episode presenters Tumelo Maketekete and Michelle D aim for an amazing destination - a special, out of the ordinary experience, and you, the viewer, get to go along for the ride too.
Each episode takes them on a whirlwind journey as they visit interesting people and places in specific areas all around our magnificent country.
In each episode, two mountain passes are featured: a gravel one, and a tar version. What captivated the audiences is that the directors mostly steered clear of the more mainstream, well-known passes, and instead featured some lesser-travelled routes.
Each episode also contains a short insert on “how to survive in the wild” on an adventure, showcasing different scenarios such as, if you run out of fuel, or what would happen if your vehicle picks up a mechanical issue. Survival specialist Ian van der Vyfer shares tips like how to start a fire with your vehicle’s battery, and much more.
Michelle explained that viewers should tune in because they are going to see destinations you would not necessarily have seen or heard of before.
"The places we go to are really unique and amazing. With all that is happening in South Africa and the world with Covid-19, I think (in fact, I believe) we should all focus a little more local and that includes our travel habits. Maybe instead of looking for the next island or international holiday, we should look at rediscovering and supporting our people and our country's beautiful tourism resources,” she said.
Michelle and the crew have described filming during the lockdown as a great experience.
“We got to see the country when the land itself was at such peace. It was a surreal experience to leave lockdown in Gauteng – all the rules, and fear and news, and and and... and to get lost in our country. There was one trip where we were travelling through the Free State and I was in awe. The Free State has never looked so beautiful to me. There were golden fields no matter which way you looked – and whilst driving in the car, we were the only people for miles to see. Not another car, truck, tractor in sight. It was breathtaking. There were some challenges though – quite a few travel and tourist destinations and activities were closed due to Covid-19, so ideas and the concept we had envisioned had to be changed or postponed. So yes, challenging – but so worth it at the end of the day.” Michelle added.
The show airs on Saturdays at 8am on Ignition TV on the DStv platform and is repeated throughout the week.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that tweeps are at it again with hashtags that are nothing but fake news.
#BoityEngagedByMaps trended at number one recently, despite the fact that Boity and Maps aren't engaged.
The two aren't even dating and have said on numerous occasions that they are just friends. The hashtag prompted some fans to start comparing Boity with Maps's ex, Nomzamo Mbatha.
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