We combine eco tourism, nature conservation, local outreach programs, ocean mammal research, recycling, tree planting and more on a 4 week roadtrip.
Change, Grow, Play on the Worlds Greenest Road Trip
We take you on the road for 4 weeks during which you will experience and take part in various projects:
will also gain skills and accreditation for our courses like green
architecture, resource management, healthy lifestyle practices and more.
Our 4 week program is carbon negative! This means during this road trip you will offset ALL your carbon emissions by 150% through various methods and practices we have in place. And you will learn all about these!
And above all we want to have fun! Besides all our projects and courses being fun themselves, you will have plenty of off time to explore the Garden Route and all the adventurous activities there is on offer. We want you to experience our paradise and help us to conserve it!
You will be staying in 4 different towns in the Garden Route; Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Wilderness. And you will definitely experience life like a local! We make use of top class backpacker accommodation and volunteer houses and make sure our volunteers get 3 healthy meals per day.
You will be assigned to a local volunteer coordinator who will be your go-to person from start to finish. Everything from arrival to departure is catered for (besides lunches on off days).
Apply now, because we can't wait to meet you for the road trip of a lifetime!
Because of the road trip nature of this 4 week experience, all the days vary a lot. Here's a look at a day from week 3:
Most Friday afternoons and Saturdays are allocated for off time (including other days). Although the 4 weeks is not very hard work, just a lot of fun, we still have made time to #ExperiencetheGardenRoute like the locals do. We organize a lot of events and encourage volunteers to part take in these. All the other optional extra activities can be scheduled for your off days. There are some constraints, as all activities are not in the same area, however we offer a lot of help with booking and organizing transport etc to these activities.
Please indicate before arrival which you would like to do and we will slot these into your off time (with your approval of the schedule) OR you can just chill on the amazing beaches and read a few books!
Airport pickup is included in the price. You will be met at the airport by one of our liaisons or program coordinators. This includes the transfer to and from the airport upon your arrival and departure days.
NB - Although transfers, accommodation and bookings are included, our liaisons can only meet you at the airport WITHIN 2 DAYS of the Road Trip starting. Please send us flight details so we can organize accordingly.
All 30 nights are included in the fee and will be in smart, well lit backpacker dorm rooms (max 6 people) with clean bedding provided. We make sure male and female dorms to be separate and usually make use of 3 star hostels. 3 NIGHTS will be spent in tents at our Bush Camp facility where you will share a tent with one other person (mattress/bedding/sleeping bag provided). Private rooms and upgrades can be organized upon request but incur extra fees.
All meals during the 4 week road trip (27days) will be catered for.
3 Healthy and varying meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner on all project days including some snacks and drinking water.
We do eat-out on some occasions where you will have a budget, please inquire for more info.
Meals NOT included: Only lunch on your off days will be for your own pocket (allow USD50).
Meals on the arrival and departure days will also be for your own pocket.