How to engage in sustainable tourism? At Kimberley’s refuge farm, a sanctuary for many animals that can no longer return to the wild, it’s the perfect project to participate in sustainable tourism! Volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of the animals and participate in various tasks, including cleaning, enclosure construction, feeding the animals, gardening, and more. The volunteer schedule is flexible and will need to adapt to the needs of the refuge (usually 5 days per week).
Objective: Rescuing animals from illegal trade, trophy hunting, domestic uses, and animals threatened by surrounding agricultural operations, while learning about sustainable tourism practices.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (subject to change).
Duration in weeks
Volunteers will be accommodated in the volunteer house, located 20m away from the main house. The volunteer house has recently been renovated and is equipped with a kitchen, a shared bathroom, and shared bedrooms for 1 to 6 people. Bed sheets are provided, but volunteers need to bring their own towels. During their free time, volunteers can enjoy the swimming pool, but they are not allowed to have visitors unless authorized by the project leader.
– Breakfast consists of cereals, fruits, yogurts, toast, and spreads.
– Lunch includes bread, cold cuts, salad, cheese, spreads, and fruits.
– Dinner consists of a hot meal, such as a traditional South African barbecue (braai). All dinners include meat, starches, and vegetables.
Tea and coffee are available for volunteers, as well as a refrigerator to store their own food and beverages.
There is a laundry facility on-site. Volunteers can do their own laundry or we can wash it for 50.00 R per bundle. Please note: we are not responsible for any damages to clothes during washing or ironing.
There is no WiFi available in this project due to poor reception. We recommend buying a SIM card upon arrival to connect to the internet.
– Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Typhus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Polio. Rabies and malaria prophylaxis are recommended but not mandatory.
– Copy of passport.