This is a British show about Danny Trevanion (Stephen Tompkinson), a Bristol-based veterinarian and his family as they relocate to South Africa to set up a game park. Danny's wife Sarah (Amanda Holden) and her two children Evan (Luke Ward-Wilkinson) and Olivia (Rafaella Hutchinson) joined Danny's child Rosie (Lucy Jo-Hudson) who met Anders Du Plessis (Deon Stewardson) who was already at the park before the Tevanion's bought it.
Since the start of series four both Sarah (who died at the end of the third series) and Olivia no longer appear. Previous stars also include Hayley Mills (Caroline) and Jessie Wallace (Amy Kriel). Whilst Dawn Steele (Alice Collins), Juliet Mills (Georgina) and Megan Martell (Charlotte Collins) joined the cast at the start of series 4.
The show has aired a series every year since 2006 in the timeslot which is normally occupied with a family orientated show such as Heartbeat, or The Royal. Since series 4, the show moved from 8.00pm to 8.30pm.
The series inspired American channel The CW, so much so that they tried out their own version of the series entitled Life Is Wild, the formula however didn't prove as popular with an American audience and the show was cancelled.