In a previous interview with COSMO, when asked what she misses about South Africa, she has a long list: ‘I miss my family and my friends. It’s always so nice to go back and I’m not Lesley-Ann, the actress, I’m just Annie from Greenhaven and I’m with my cousins and my aunties and my friends. I miss Table Mountain and I always try to make an effort to climb Lion’s Head. That’s the thing about Cape Town you don’t really realise how stunning it really is and for South Africans, how stunning our country is and it’s a shame because we get locked in our routines of work, your family and there is so much beauty all around with the mountain. I miss family braais, the humour, there is nothing like South African humour.’
Her Instagram has also documented her time in Mzansi, where she has met with friends, family and even met her niece for the first time. She also did some work with charity organisations like Saving the Survivors, which offers free and low-cost services to injured and poached animals, and Earth Child Project, which works in underprivileged schools in South Africa offering yoga, life-skills and eco-education.
Check out some of her pictures of her trip here:
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The most incredible day. Today I travelled to meet with Johan from @savingthesurvivors Johan is a vet committed to protecting our African wildlife by offering free and low cost services to injured and poached animals. Harvey is a beautiful bull who was poached almost a year ago and has had a hard time healing. We cleaned his wound and covered it to give him the chance to heal without the Ox peckers, (birds), getting in there. This was also a recon trip to figure how I can be of service and lend my voice and platform to ensuring the beautiful animals of my country are able to thrive in their natural habitat. Excited to share what I come up with in the next few months. As you can see in the last pic, Harvey is officially protected by Maze. Stay tuned and thank you Johan and your team for all you do. 🇿🇦💛 🦏