Schofields: South African Adventure
This Morning host Phillip Schofield embarks on a trip of a lifetime to South Africa with his wife Stephanie.
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Diving with one of the world’s most dangerous predators has long been a bucket list dream for This Morning host Phillip Schofield. In the first of three programmes, he travels to Gansbaai in South Africa to wait underwater in a cage to catch a glimpse of a great white shark up-close. But this is only part of his excursion, as together with wife Steph, he starts his trip with a walk around Cape Town, marvelling at the stunning scenery, including Table Mountain – down which Phillip intends to abseil. They also join a group of drummers to see if they can pick up some of the rhythms of this remarkable country.
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Phillip Schofield and wife Steph go shopping in Cape Town’s Greenmarket Square, before he rides the cable car to the top of South Africa’s Table Mountain and reveals the secrets of the wildlife that lives at the top. From the summit, Phillip views Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated and shares the inspiration that the anti-apartheid revolutionary’s hope alive. He then plays daredevil by heading down the mountain via the world’s highest commercial abseil, before tasting the wine at Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest vineyard.
After an early start, Phillip Schofield and his wife make their way into the heart of a game reserve and Steph is reduced to tears as she sees a giraffe up close for the first time. Later, the presenter is invited to take part in a conservation project to protect the rhino population. Rhinos are on the endangered list as they are being poached faster than they can breed, so tagging is a vital element in the constant war against the poachers. After a dart is shot from his helicopter, Phillip steps out and attaches the tagging device to the animal.