Join me and help with conservation projects and building a wilderness camp in Sodwana Bay, South Africa

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 21 Feb. 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    My project is in a remote part of South- Africa, bordering the Greater Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South- Africa's second biggest wilderness area and a UNESCO world heritage site for Bio-diversity and Natural beauty. The project is based just north of the famous scuba diving destination, Sodwana Bay and next to Lake Sibaya, South- Africa's biggest fresh water lake , filled with over 50 hippo's and croc's. Over 400 bird species and loads more to make this a unique wilderness area, not to mention that it is walking distance to one of Africa's most breath taking tropical beaches.

    The camp is in the heart of Zululand , close to Swaziland and Mozambique. From here operate my safari company and oversee various volunteer projects.

    For years now my place is a get together for volunteers, students and random travelers and we get involved in various conservation and social project. Currently we are monitoring the last hippo's living in Lake Sibaya and updating the species list of the area. We also get involved in many beach and lake clean-ups, visit the parks and try to have fun while learning about the wildlife and doing our bit to save Lake Sibaya.

    Thanks to Covid, most of my projects have been neglected and most have to be build up from start again. Our campsite and back packers was destroyed ( That's another story) and the vegetable gardens are in a sad state. This we are slowly building up to its former glory, The place can do with an artist touch, a builder or a carpenter.

    On the conservation side , we need assistance with identifying a variety of species, from wildflowers to butterflies, trees, insects and mammals need to be photographed and identified.
    With that all said, I need a lot of assistance and there are many things you can do to help out.

    The area is amazing. Nature is mind-blowing and there are loads to see and do. We usually work during the week and on weekends you are free to explore the area. I also do a lot of safaris and there are always the chance to join on them.

    My place has a relaxed atmosphere and volunteers are encourage to help at their own pace and get involved where they want, off cause with some guidance. Helping hours are flexible and we don't have set hours, Our work is usually fun, entertaining and educational, Our days consist of spending hours around the lake or forest observing nature or hanging out on the beach, We also get involved in art projects around the camp, cook together and generally have a great time.

    So , if you have time on your hand and want to come hang - out, help -out, learn a bit or just laze around, this little paradise might just be the place.

    Please note that I do host a lot of volunteers and students and my project is self funded, therefore I can only provide accommodation and a basic breakfast, we do have a communal kitchen available for other meals. Less than 10 hours a week is expected, so there is plenty of time available to explore the area or take part in your own project or studies.

    Save travels and hope to see you soon in the middle of nowhere!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Our projects is all about wildlife and conservation. While volunteering with us you will work closely with our research staff, training will be provided where necessary. Subjects that volunteers and students will gain experience in will include: Wildlife/Species identification, wildlife tracking, GIS mapping, Data capture(Field work)wildlife monitoring Wetlands/ grassland management, all this and a rich cultural experience as the project is located in rural Zululand( traditional farmers)
    Its also a great area for scuba diving, lazy days on the beach , great for seeing the Big 5, long walks in the forest, stunning sunsets and loads more

  • Arbeit


    There are lots to get involved in and I encourage volunteers or students to take part in projects that they find interesting. I have different projects available and volunteers are encouraged to take initiative and work at their own pace. Currently our main project focus on the protection, monitoring and researching the greater Lake Sibaya area. We also have a vegetable garden that provides fresh vegetables to the community, an after school center that we are busy renovating and many other tasks around our camp. We also offer internship programs and study support for students.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Afrikaans: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    We have a comfortable dormitory, campsite and communal kitchen. You can pitch your own tent, use one of mine or stay in the dormitory. If I have a private room available, you can also use that.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Our base camp is walking distance from one of Africa's most idyllic beaches, nearby Sodwana Bay offers great Scuba Diving and nearby National Parks are ideal safari destinations, Imfolozi, Mkhuze and Thembe elephant park is close by with regular " Big 5 " sightings. Our camp offers more that 50 activities over weekends and volunteers can arrange these at the camp.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There are miles and miles of wilderness here, feel free to pitch a tent on camp in your van

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We have pets on the property, a spoiled cat, some chickens and a dog, Wildlife often roam through the area.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    max 2 hours x 5 days- no food

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 413628579882

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