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. Upon arrival you will be given a warm welcome by one of the project staff and transported to your accommodation in a cosy guesthouse lodge. Once you have had time to rest the local staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Your in country coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant country.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
Throughout your placement you will be staying in a guesthouse situated just 1 km from the beach and close to central Port Elizabeth as well as other major amenities and attractions. Set in a tranquil laid back area and surrounded by lush greenery, the lodge is the ideal location to kick back and relax after a hard day at work. All the rooms at the lodge have shared bathrooms and are serviced daily by our friendly staff. Sliding doors open onto the private patio overlooking the pool whilst each room is equipped with TV, tea /coffee making facilities and ceiling fans.
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.