Make an active difference in the future of free-roaming megafauna in Africa. Spend your days working in the bush and live at the beach; all while making a difference.
Volunteers wake up next to the beach as the sun rises over the mountains where they enjoy breakfast that has been prepared for them before departing to the reserve for daily activities. Fulls days are spent on the reserve where volunteers first receive dangerous game and bush survival training so that they may safely conduct and work on a reserve with free-roaming wildlife. In the later parts of the month each day is dedicated to assisting in conservation initiatives that directly promote the longevity and welfare of wildlife. This includes working on white rhino gestation and post natal behavior, elephant carrying capacity, and alien plant species removal. The program includes a mixture of hands-on field training and experience as well as talks and lectures to tie together academic information and field experience. Weekends are reserved for leisure where volunteers can choose a variety of extra activities such as white shark cage diving, sand-boarding, bungee jumping, sky diving, and much more!
Volunteers have the opportunity to choose from more than 50 activities, day trips, and over night trips to keep busy on the weekends. All of these can be booked upon arrival and will give volunteers an amazing opportunity to experience the true South Africa. Volunteers can make use of over night tours on the weekends to explore a greater area in South Africa, such as wine country, back country hiking, visit penguin colonies, or climb through historic caves.
There are also a multitude of day trips or half day activities available. Want to learn to surf? You can. Want to learn to sand-board? You can. Ever dreamed of riding a horse on the beach? You can do that too!
Of the many options available, the most popular are White Shark Cage Diving, watching the sun set on the beach after the day, surfing, viewing the local heritage sites, hiking, going to the local markets, bungee jumping, and horseback safaris.
Volunteers can be picked up from the George Airport (GRJ) or the Mossel Bay Bus Stop. One of our team members will meet you there and take you to your accommodation for the month.
Volunteers stay in a shared dorm room (separated by gender) in backpacker style accommodation. Bathrooms are either ensuite to the room or down the hall. A fully stocked kitchen is available for cooking dinner and extra snacks.
The accommodation facility is extremely safe with gated and 24/7 security, outdoor swimming pool, fully equipped in house park, daily cleaning service, self catering kitchen, adventure center, and is only a five minute walk from the local beach!
Breakfast is included seven days per week, basic lunches are included five days per week on the reserve. Dinners are self catering as is weekend lunches. Volunteers are responsible for their own cool drinks and snacks.