WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
You will fly into Port Elizabeth airport, which is a short, one hour, flight from Cape Town international airport and can cost as little as US$68-US$85 if booked locally. Please aim to arrive before 4pm on the Monday. Upon arrival you will be given a warm welcome by one of the project staff and depending on the time of arrival you will be taken to a lovely local lodge where you will wait for the other volunteers to arrive before the scheduled transfer to the project site. You can use the time at the lodge to freshen up and recover from your flight, acclimatise and get ideas about what you might like to see during your project weekend excursions or after your project. You will arrive at the project location, 85 km from Port Elizabeth, in time for dinner.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
The project location is within an exclusive game reserve of 6,000 hectares. You will be living in one of two comfortable and newly built single sex dormitories. The game reserve offers a fantastic range of leisure and recreational facilities including a TV, tennis court, barbecue, kitchen area, internet access and pool tables, so masses to do during your time off. There is mobile phone coverage in the area and you will be able to purchase a pay as you go SIM for a small price in the shops, which you can then top up and use as much as you like. The reserve is also malaria free.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
You will enjoy three meals a day during the week, which will be a delicious combination of African and Asian food cooked by the skilled local catering staff. You may also enjoy authentic South African braais in the evening whilst discussing the day's achievements with friends against the backdrop of the night sounds of the countless birds and animals nearby. On weekends you will have the freedom to explore and sample the delights of Port Elizabeth and its many bars, cafes and restaurants where you will be responsible for your own arrangements along with your fellow volunteers.