Volunteer in underprivileged Pre-schools in South Africa and make a real difference to the lives of local children!
When you arrive in Knysna, EDGE of AFRICA has some great opportunities lined up for your stay including: visits to various food and craft markets; Whale & Dolphin boat trips; shark cage diving; wildlife sanctuaries including getting close to various cat, elephant and monkey species; highest bungee jump in the world; canoeing, hiking and climbing; and visits to numerous breath-taking beaches and beautiful rivers.
As part of our Elephant Research and Community Conservation Initiative, we take a trip to Addo National Park approximately once a month with our volunteers. If there is a trip scheduled during your time with us, you have the option of joining this excursion (at an additional cost). This park offers some of the most spectacular elephant viewing in the world. Addo’s over 500 elephants will delight visitors with their antics. You have the chance of seeing the Big 5 on this trip too!
Please arrange airport pickup upon arrival during your application process.
On departure, your project coordinator will transport you to the airport and/ or assist with any further travel arrangements. If you are travelling
further through Africa we are more than happy to provide any advice or support in planning your onward journey.
The Knysna volunteer house is basic but comfortable and cleaned daily by our hardworking House Manager. It is full of character and has spectacular views over the mountains. Facilities Include:Hot Water Showers & Electricity; Communal Kitchen; Communal Lounge Area with TV/DVD Player; Comfortable Dorm Style Sleeping Arrangements; Unlimited Wi-Fi and computer access; Outdoor braai (barbeque) area & Hammocks; and Private & Family Rooms Available on Request.
We provide 3 meals a day. Breakfasts include a choice of cereal, toast, and fruit; Lunches include sandwiches, soup or traditional cuisine; and Evening meals include pasta, curries, stews etc.
We are happy to cater for specific dietary requirements as best we can!