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Eco Nature and Coastal Conservation

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1 - 6 semanas  ·  Edad 16 - 50+

rating  Excelente 4.8  · 
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Puntos Relevantes

  • No standard safari holiday: Get an authentic, impactful and hands-on experience together with like-minded people from all over the world!
  • Be more than a tourist: play an active role in the protection of our Wildlife and Nature by contributing to our research and conservation efforts!
  • Addo Elephant National Park - Addo houses the densest population of African elephants per square kilometer and holds a mammoth section of conservation history for our area.
  • Quality over quantity: in order to guarantee an educational and impactful experience for each volunteer, we will work in small groups with a maximum number of 10 participants!
  • Alexandria Dune Fields - Our rocky shores content also includes the world-renowned Alexandria Dune Trail, which is home to the highest wind-driven sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 16+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos
50+

Sobre el programa

Eco Volunteering in Wildlife & Marine Conservation. Uncover the whole big picture of our Eco-System for a better understanding of Nature & learn how to make a difference!

About us
The Sibuya Wilderness Experience offers volunteers, as part of a gap year, sabbatical or eco traveling, the unique and exciting opportunity to get behind the scenes and involved with the Conservation efforts of Sibuya Game Reserve.  

Volunteers will take part in short and long-term projects ...

Sobre el programa

About us
The Sibuya Wilderness Experience offers volunteers, as part of a gap year, sabbatical or eco traveling, the unique and exciting opportunity to get behind the scenes and involved with the Conservation efforts of Sibuya Game Reserve.  

Volunteers will take part in short and long-term projects which are intended to create sustainability for generations to come. Tasks may vary from physical work to interesting and interactive lecture-based content. Our volunteer program will run from 1 to 4 weeks. In order to guarantee an educational and impactful experience for each volunteer, we will work in small groups with a maximum number of 10 participants

Together with the team, the volunteers will be accommodated and hosted by Retha and Geraldine at the beautiful Intaka Bird Lodge (situated close to the Reserve). Happy family vibes, expansive grounds to explore and a large swimming pool with BBQ area make it the perfect spot to relax and unwind from the adventures of the day. Participants will share comfortable twin-bedded rooms with en-suite bathrooms, including full board (3 meals a day). 

This is the perfect eco volunteer program for you, if you are looking for a meaningful travel opportunity abroad that put – together with like-minded people from all over the world - your passion for nature, environment and wildlife to good use, trying to make a difference. 

Programme Highlights
Much of our Conservation work will take place at the nearby Sibuya Game Reserve itself as well as at the nearby rivers and beaches. The Reserve is located in Kenton-on-Sea, along the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, about 120 km from Port Elizabeth. This renowned Reserve is home to a wide range of different species of Flora and Fauna, with the stunning Kariega River Estuary meandering through it. 
  • Wildlife Tracking & Monitoring: Spend your time immersed in Nature, on the trails of Africa's Big Five. Regular monitoring and observation enable us to identify individuals, compile information about the family/ herd structure and determine feeding habits. Activity includes: Game Drives, Game Counts, Game Captures, setting up camera traps and track stations, learning Bush Skills.
  • Addo Elephant National Park: Volunteers will spend a day visiting the Eastern Capes flagship game reserve – Addo Elephant National Park. Addo houses the densest population of African elephants per square kilometer and holds a mammoth section of conservation history for our area.
  • Kayak Expedition: Nothing brings you more solitude then being out on a kayak along the Kariega River which meanders through some of the most beautiful wildlife areas of the Eastern Cape.
  • Rhino-Watch/ Anti-Poaching Support: Play an active role in the protection of our Rhino by performing Anti-Poaching night-patrols and learn more about their importance and protocol through night drives and sleep-outs on the Reserve that assist in Sibuya’s Anti-Poaching Unit efforts.
  • ORI Fish Tagging: Volunteers will go on a boat cruise and partake in the oceanographic research institute's cooperative fish tagging project. Each participant will be briefed on how to safely catch, tag, record information, and release estuarine fish species. Fishing rods will be supplied for each individual to practice the above procedures. Our findings will be loaded onto the ORI international data base.
  • Alien Plant Control & Botanical Surveys: Alien plants were introduced to the land by the farmers of old for different reasons and uses. Today these invasive plants need to be removed to increase the natural biodiversity and to decrease fire risk. Volunteers take part in Vegetation transects and data collection for monitoring and calculation of Game carrying capacity.
  • Marine Explorations, Research & Surveys: The nearby Rivers are being monitored on a regular basis to provide research with much needed information about species population densities, occurrence of critically endangered species, salinity levels and water temperatures. Regular trips to the beach for exploration and learning about the coastal Eco-system and how it works will open eyes to the diversity of life that is so close, yet often unnoticed.
  • Community Engagement: Conservation does not stop at conserving Nature alone, but also includes a responsibility to uplift local and impoverished Communities. This responsibility includes environmental education of the Community as to the role and benefit of conserving biodiversity and further stresses the importance of conserving our natural resources. Regular trips are made into the local Community to raise awareness and assist in various Community Projects.

Please note: We say NO to any kind of interaction with wild animals and we strongly dissociate ourselves from so-called sanctuaries, parks or rehabilitation centers that promote Cub petting, Lion walking or interacting with Elephants. These organizations mislead visitors to believe that they're promoting conservation while the truth is that they keep wild animals in captivity and use them for commercial exploitation.

Minimum ages:
Minimum age for a Volunteer travelling by themselves 16 years
Minimum age for a child travelling with their parents 12 years
Children will be charged the adult rate

The Team
We are a team of passionate and experienced conservationists working tirelessly to save our endangered and threatened wild- and marine life from extinction - eager to inspire future generations!
Luke Beckmann
From a very young age I have always had a love for nature and an interest in being able to show Africa off to the world. Sibuya Wilderness Experience provides a unique platform to showcase our beautiful Eastern Cape area and what it has to offer in the form of the abundance of biodiversity. The combination of bush, estuary and ocean is the perfect African setting.

What to pack
G E N E R A L
  • Toiletries 
  • Relative supply of any personal medication as required 
  • Personal first aid kit 
  • Rehydrate powder or drinks 
  • Sunscreen (with a high SPF) 
  • Beach towel 
  • Reference books and notebooks 
  • Games, playing cards
C L O T H I N G
  • Short and long sleeve 
  • T-shirts 
  • Short and long work trousers 
  • Hiking/work boots and trainers 
  • Sweatshirt/fleece 
  • Windbreaker/rain jacket 
  • Cap for sun all year 
  • Swimming costume 
  • Changes of casual clothes for the evening 
  • Underwear and socks
Clothing should be neutral in colour and not bright for bush days. For leisure days, any colours are acceptable.

G E A R
  • Binoculars - essential for the best experience! 
  • Daypack rucksack 
  • Torch 
  • Camera and Laptop for presentations 
  • 3-point round plugs/adaptor plugs for South Africa electricity 
  • Sleeping bag (alternatively Sibuya can provide a sleeping bag at a rental fee of R120 per night)

We look forward to taking you on this unique, impactful and adventurous journey full of unforgettable experience. 

Día típico

Conservation work runs from Monday to Friday – Weekends are off for relaxation.

Please find in the following not binding examples for typical days:

Example - Day 1:
07.30-08.00 Breakfast
08.00-08.30 Introduction / Orientation
08.30-12.00 Game Drive - Sibuya Game Reserve
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.30 Game ...

Día típico

Conservation work runs from Monday to Friday – Weekends are off for relaxation.

Please find in the following not binding examples for typical days:

Example - Day 1:
07.30-08.00 Breakfast
08.00-08.30 Introduction / Orientation
08.30-12.00 Game Drive - Sibuya Game Reserve
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.30 Game Drive - Sibuya Game Reserve
15:30-16:00 Return to Intaka Lodge
18.30-20.00 Dinner

Example - Day 2:
07.30-08.00 Breakfast
08.00-08.30 Depart to Sibuya Game Reserve
08.30-12.00 Elephant Monitoring
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13:00-15:30 Elephant Conservation Presentation
15:30-16:00 Return to Intaka Lodge
18.30-20.00 Dinner

Example - Day 3:
07.30-08.00 Breakfast
08.00-08.30 Depart to Sibuya Game Reserve
08.30-12.00 Rhino Conservation Presentation
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.30 Rhino Monitoring
15:30-16:00 Return to Intaka Lodge
18.30-20.00 Dinner


Actividades de tiempo libre

There are several adventure and leisure-based activities in and around the area that can be arranged on weekends at an additional cost including:

  • horse-back beach rides
  • whale watching in Algoa Bay
  • deep-sea-fishing at Port Alfred or surf and river fishing
  • skydiving and paragliding in Grahamstown
  • bungee ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

There are several adventure and leisure-based activities in and around the area that can be arranged on weekends at an additional cost including:

  • horse-back beach rides
  • whale watching in Algoa Bay
  • deep-sea-fishing at Port Alfred or surf and river fishing
  • skydiving and paragliding in Grahamstown
  • bungee jumping at the world-famous Bloukrans Bridge
  • arranged game drives or boat cruises on Sibuya Game Reserve and many more. 


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 16 años

Para participar en el programa es necesario tener al menos 16 años en la fecha de inicio del programa.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel intermedio) Inglés o (nivel intermedio) Alemán

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

Volunteers need to be in good health and have a moderate level of fitness.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes de 08:00 - 16:00

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de Sibuya Wilderness Experience

Rates listed are sharing rates for the period MAY 2023 - ARIL 2024

Single bookings are charged a single rate, rates will be adjusted accordingly when booking, and sent to you for confirmation

Sharing rates May 2023 - April 2024

Week 1: $814

Week 2: $1568

Week 3: $2322

Week 4: $3075

Week 5: $3829

Week 6: $4583


Single rates May 2023 - April 2024

Week 1: $1017

Week 2: $1960

Week 3: $2902

Week 4: $3844

Week 5: $4786

Week 6: $5729



RATES MAY 2024 - APRIL 2025

Rates listed are sharing rates for the period May 2024 - April 2025

Single bookings are charged a single rate, rates will be adjusted accordingly when booking, and sent to you for confirmation

Sharing rates May 2024 - April 2025

Week 1: $871

Week 2: $1678

Week 3: $2485

Week 4: $3292

Week 5: $4099

Week 6: $4906


Single rates May 2024 - April 2025

Week 1: $1089

Week 2: $2097

Week 3: $3106

Week 4: $4115

Week 5: $5123

Week 6: $6132


RATES MAY 2025 - APRIL 2026

Rates listed are sharing rates for the period May 2025 - April 2026

Single bookings are charged a single rate, rates will be adjusted accordingly when booking, and sent to you for confirmation

Sharing rates May 2025 - April 2026

Week 1: $958

Week 2: $1846

Week 3: $2734

Week 4: $3621

Week 5: $4509

Week 6: $5397


Single rates May 2025 - April 2026

Week 1: $1437

Week 2: $2769

Week 3: $4099

Week 4: $5430

Week 5: $6761

Week 6: $8123


WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • All program-based activities 
  • Addo Elephant National Park Entrance Fee
  • Alexandria Dune Field Entrance Fee
  • Kayak Expedition
  • Orientation & 24h support on-site by program coordinators 
  • Shared accommodation (private room at an additional cost) 
  • Full board (3 meals a day) & Laundry Self-Service 
  • Free Wifi 
  • Free transfers to and from Port Elizabeth Airport on Sundays  
  • Rhino Conservation Levy (for Sibuya Game Reserve)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Air flights – International/ Local 
  • Visa 
  • Gifts 
  • Weekend entertainment activities 
  • Drinks (unless otherwise specified) 
  • Saturday Night Dinner
  • Stipend 
  • Medical expenses 
  • Travel insurance 
 

Recogida en el aeropuerto Port Elizabeth International Airport

Please book your flight to arrive at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), South Africa.
(Usually, you will need to book a flight to Cape Town (CPT) or Johannesburg (JNB) + a connecting domestic flight from CPT/JNB to PLZ). 

We will pick you up at the airport in Port Elizabeth, meeting you at the entrance (arrival) area. Our shuttle to Intaka Lodge will depart from Port Elizabeth Airport no later than 3pm, please book your flights accordingly. 

For departures our shuttle will leave Intaka Lodge no later than 9am (1½ h drive to Port Elizabeth Airport), please arrange your flights for earliest 11-11:30am.  
 

Alojamiento

INTAKA BIRD LODGE - OUR HOME
Together with the team and as a part of the Sibuya & Intaka Family, volunteers will be comfortably accommodated and hosted at scenic Intaka Bird Lodge in Kenton-on-Sea – run by the kindest and most accommodating people: Retha and Paul. This beautiful 58ha property overlooks a panoramic view of deep valleys and rolling hills with the ocean and bush as a magnificent backdrop. Accommodation at the Lodge with its bird-hide and expansive grounds, sparkling swimming pool and outdoor BBQ area, create a great space in which to relax during free time. 

Accommodation includes the following: 
  • Shared double bedrooms (twin beds) en-suite (Private rooms en-suite are available on request at an additional cost) 
  • Full board (3 meals a day & water, tea and coffee included) Ex Saturday Dinners
  • Free Wifi 
  • Swimming pool, BBQ area & entertainment area (communal TV, pool table) 
  • Squash court and table tennis 
  • Laundry Self-Service: washing machines and dryers are available

Comida y bebida

  • Full board is included (3 meals a day - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Saturday Dinners Excluded
  • Free Water & Coffee/Tee
  • Vegetarian food available

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Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) en Port Elizabeth. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Sudáfrica. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

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Vacunas

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Detalles a la llegada

In General
  • We are offering a 1 to 4 weeks program (with the opportunity to extend your stay after 4 weeks) 
  • Program starts any Sunday every month 
  • All year long except creative break from 16.12.22 -16.01.23
  • We will work in small groups of max. 10 participants  
  • Arrival Sunday: Pick-up, Check-in at Intaka Bird Lodge & Welcome 
  • Monday-Friday: Conservation Work
  • Weekend: Free Time

Arrival & Departures (on Sundays)
Please book your flight to arrive at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), South Africa.
(Usually you will need to book a flight to Cape Town (CPT) or Johannesburg (JNB) + a connecting domestic flight from CPT/JNB to PLZ). 

We will pick you up at the airport in Port Elizabeth, meeting you at the entrance (arrival) area. Our shuttle to Intaka Lodge will depart from Port Elizabeth Airport no later than 3pm, please book your flights accordingly. 

For departures our shuttle will leave Intaka Lodge no later than 9am (1½ h drive to Port Elizabeth Airport), please arrange your flights for earliest 11-11:30am.  
 
Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

1 semana (estancia min.) 790€
2 semanas 1.521€
3 semanas 2.252€
6 semanas (estancia max.) 2.983€
Cuota promedio 643€/semana

Cuotas del programa

643€ cuotas semanales 1 - 6 semanas Edad 16 - 50+

Métodos de pago

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Duración

1 - 6 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con Sibuya Wilderness Experience durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


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Sibuya Wilderness Experience

Excelente 4.8 rating (29 reseñas)

Agencia

Verificado por Volunteer World

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Coordinado por

Chris

Idiomas hablados: Inglés

sobre la organización

Our Eco Volunteering Program offers the exciting opportunity to play an active role in supporting the Wildlife and Marine Conservation Projects of Sibuya Game Reserve.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

We are a team of passionate conservationists working tirelessly to save our endangered and threatened wild and marine life from extinction. Volunteers will take part in short and longterm projects which are intended to create sustainability for generations to come. Tasks may vary from physical work to interesting and interactive lecture-based content. Our volunteer program will run from 1 to 4 weeks.

By combining Wildlife and Marine Conservation in one program, we aim to underline the importance of uncovering the whole big picture of our Eco-System for a better understanding of Nature and why it works the way it does. Education is our first priority in order to make a difference.

In order to guarantee an educational and impactful experience for each volunteer, we will work in small groups with a maximum number of 8 participants.

Much of our Conservation work will take place at the nearby Sibuya Game Reserve itself as well as at the nearby rivers and beaches. The Reserve is located in Kenton-on-Sea, along the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, about 120 km from Port Elizabeth. This renowned Reserve is home to a wide range of different species of Flora and Fauna, with the stunning Kariega River Estuary meandering through it.

PLEASE NOTE: We say NO to any kind of interaction with wild animals and we strongly dissociate ourselves from so-called sanctuaries, parks or rehabilitation centers that promote Cub petting, Lion walking or interacting with Elephants. These organizations mislead visitors to believe that they're promoting conservation while the truth is that they keep wild animals in captivity and use them for commercial exploitation.

This is the perfect eco volunteer program for you, if you are looking for a meaningful travel opportunity abroad that put – together with like-minded people from all over the world - your passion for nature, environment and wildlife to good use, trying to make a difference. 

29 reseñas · rating4.8

Andrei Moraru rating4.2

2023 at Eco Nature and Coastal Conservation

This a very enjoyable experience. We had a dedicated coordinator, who provided in-depth information about the reserve. This was more a wilderness experience than a volunteering programme, although some work was ...
Anja Grunder rating3.6

2023 at Eco Nature and Coastal Conservation

The programme was just great. It was varied, exciting and extremely fun. It is a great mix of gamedrive (rhinos, giraffes, lions, zebras, buffalo, elephants….) sports activities (hiking, kajaking… and work (with the other volunteers and as well with the kids from Kenton). I had a lot of fun and ...
Aline Bartlett rating5

2023 at Eco Nature and Coastal Conservation

Sibuya Wilderness Experience is absolutely amazing! Stayed for two weeks, wish I had stayed for two months :) The program is very diverse, a lot of fun and educational. Met amazing people and had very knowledgeable guides. Did the full program from wildlife monitoring, river/beach clean up with ...
Riccarda Wyrsch rating5

2023 at Eco Nature and Coastal Conservation

I was with Sibuya Wilderness Experience for four weeks but I would have loved to stay much longer! It was an unforgettable and very educational time. Because you experience so many different tasks such as fishing, kayaking, spending the day with the schoolkids from the township on the reserve, ...
karla garza rating5

2023 at Eco Nature and Coastal Conservation

I stayed here for 1 week, and it turned out to be one of the best weeks of my life! I got to see amazing animals, went kayaking, did some activities with the children from the community, and even jumped off the highest bungy in the world. I also learned things that I had no idea about the animals ...
Marit Kenter rating5

2023 at Eco Nature and Coastal Conservation

Stayed at Sibuya for 4 weeks and wished i could stay longer. Truly such an amazing expierence. Its a very varied program with lots of things to do and see. Its run by very passionate people who love telling you all about.. well everything. They make sure you get to do what you want to do and ...

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