Thinking about volunteering in South Africa?
We offer visitors a unique oppertunity of a volunteer program for those of you who would like to spend a bit of time learning how to live this alternative lifestyle or would like to give something back to this wonderful world we live in. We promise to offer you the experience of a lifetime as you assist and adapt to the on going conservation work, alternative building styles, organic gardning and participate in our social responsibility program that we support. This is your chance to give something back and make a difference to the future of our natural environment…all while having an exhilarating african adventure!
Volunteers can look forward to learning our unique style of woodwork, working with horses, helping out in the organic garden, assiting in the kitchen and so much more. Its about what you want to get ourt of this and we try to fit in around what you want to get out of it.
We offer accommodation and food in exhange for your contribution of effort. This is not about cheap labour and nor is it about cheap holiday options. So we have structured it like this. Volunteer for less than 3 weeks and we will ask to to contribute R200 per day towards accommodation and food costs. We find however that volunteers that stay longer than 3 weeks get into our rythem and way of doing things and start to add value to our projects. And then we just do a straight swap of accommodation for effort.
Reference letters at the end of your working adventure can also be arranged.
Weekends are there for you to explore our amazing surroundings and popular tourist sites. This includes hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains, horse trails, viewing bushman rock art, visiting Weenen Game Reserve, checking out the Midlands Meander or just chilling out with a great book. Volunteers will be hands on and would need to get their hands dirty from time to time. But if exposure to the African wildlife is your dream, then volunteer work at Antbear Drakensberg Lodge will exceed your wildest expectations.
To get involved please send me an email letting me know what you would like to do, what sort of skills you have and when and how long you would like to come for. We only have limited capacity so the more notice you can give us the better.