This Program is designed for volunteers that are interested in having a truly African experience while making a difference to the local wildlife and environment. Please inquire directly for more details.
This Program is designed for volunteers that are interested in having a truly African experience while making a difference to the local wildlife and environment. Activities for this programme vary on a day to day basis and are dependent on weather and various other factors. The game reserve is situated 85km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown.
The reserve is a host to a variety of wildlife including the Big 5. In addition to the mixture of grasslands, sub-tropical vegetation, fynbos and bushveld, it also has naturally formed pockets of water, amazing rock formations and splendid flora.
• Schedules return transfers from the airport in Port Elizabeth
• Guided wildlife tour
• 1 Reserve T-shirt
• 1 Reserve Peak Cap
• Orientation on arrival
• Meals whilst on Reserve
• Shared Accommodation
• Optional Weekend transport
between Saturday and Sunday to
either Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth,
or any nearby destination which
includes transport and
I had a fantastic time volunteering for SASTS and am planning a revisit to South Africa to catch up with friends i have met whilst volunteering.
I was picked up from the airport by a minibus, which came just for me and had more than enough room for my bags. The SASTS house is in a fantastic location, less than a minute’s walk from the sea, a 7/11 and half a dozen pubs and restaurants.
The SASTS house is always full of volunteers, newly arriving as well as those who return to the SASTS house for the weekends. There is always something to do, whether it is hiking Lions Head, chillin out at camps bay or organising a tour to the garden route.
My second day was spent making friends with other volunteers, organising future trips and getting ready to hit Long Street.
The following day the volunteers were transported to the SASTS HQ to attend an induction talk, before being taken to our host families.