Eugene Levy
Photo Credit: Apple TV+ / Screengrab

Eugene Levy, famous for his role in American Pie and Schitt’s Creek, has travelled the world, although somewhat reluctantly, and fell in love with South Africa’s Kruger National Park.


Mpumalanga, South Africa (03 March 2023) – Eugene Levy has reluctantly started travelling the world in the hopes of becoming more “outdoorsy”. He calls himself an indoors kind of guy so when he decided to push past his comfort zones, he documented it for a new show called “The Reluctant Traveller”.

The movie star pushes his boundaries in eight countries, one of which is South Africa. He visits Kruger National Park in episode six and stays at the parks Shalati Train which is a luxurious hotel situated in a train on a bridge over the Sabie River.

The train has a rich history. It was how guests explored the park 100 years ago. In 1920, the park opened to the public. The train was how guests saw the wildlife and each night, it would park on the bridge over the Sabie River. Guests of this unique hotel are taken on game drives within the Kruger National Park and, wined and dined on authentic local cuisine, done fine dining style.

Photo Credit: Apple TV+

Levy takes part in all this but it wouldn’t be funny if he didn’t get his hands a little dirty too. And that is exactly what he had to do. Levy was tasked with helping rangers work on an elephant that needed some assistance. Let’s just say, we can see why he is reluctant to travel.

The feel-good show really highlights a beautiful part of our country and showcases some of the incredible people that work to protect our wildlife.

Take a look at the trailer below. The show is available to stream on Apple TV+ so should you have access to the platform, you can start watching now.

Sources: Apple TV / Kruger Shalati
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