Since we launched the WildEarth Explorers programme in late November, many of you have requested whether we could add more payment options, and make it possible to purchase a membership for someone else as a gift. It took some time to set this all up but the following options to join have been added:

  • A one-time prepaid subscription for either six months or one year. So you would pay once to become a WildEarth Explorer for that period, rather than have an automatic monthly renewal.
  • The option to pay via a bank transfer/EFT to our account in either South Africa or the Netherlands.
  • The possibility to buy an Explorer membership as a gift for someone. This is now possible as a three-month, six-month, or one-year membership gift option.

All these options are available from the Become a WildEarth Explorer webpage here.

As you might know, the second Explorers Fireside Chat, with Steve Faulconbridge and Tristan Dicks, will happen tomorrow, Sunday January 17th, immediately after the close of the Sunset Safari. If you’ve been waiting for these additional subscription options, there is enough time left to become an Explorer before then and join this Fireside Chat LIVE from the Explorers page on our site. (The Fireside Chat can only be viewed on the WildEarth website Explorers section, not on the channel on TV.)

New memberships paid for by credit card or PayPal will become active immediately upon our site receiving payment confirmation. For new memberships using bank transfers and for gift memberships, we need to assign and activate these manually which does take a bit of time. We will do our utmost to activate new membership requests for which we receive all the needed information before the start of the Sunset drive tomorrow, Sunday, in time for the start of the Fireside Chat. (Payment confirmation for bank transfers, and correct details for the recipient for gift memberships.)

And of course, don’t forget that all Explorers with active accounts by the end of this month will be automatically entered in the prize draw for a fantastic three-night stay at Tswalu! Watch this short video for more info on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.



Should you have any issues or questions, please let us know through the ‘Help’ option on our site (bottom of each page) or by sending an email to

We hope to be able to welcome many of you as new Explorers and to see you at the fire with Tristan and Steve!