My volunteering experience at Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa in August 2019
I volunteered at Shamwari Game Reserve on the Big 5 Programme in South Africa for two weeks in August 2019. I chose this programme because South Africa and safaris had always been on my bucket list and volunteering at the same time was a bonus!
The guides during the programme and in the accommodation were so welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. I got to meet other volunteers from all over the world and still keep in touch with some of them now.
"Overall my time in South Africa was an amazing experience which I will never forget. I cannot recommend the programme enough as it exceeded all of expectations."
I got to participate in so many different activities which helped to make a difference such as road maintenance, alien plant removal, helping at the born free big cat sanctuary, animal monitoring, helping to teach children at local schools how to use computers, just to name a few.
Experiencing a safari daily and getting to see the animals so close up in their natural habitat was so special and something I will never forget.
Breakfast lunch and dinner are provided daily with variety of choices and all needs catered for, mama the head cook is just amazing!
On the weekends I chose to do one weekend trip to Cape Town with the mighty roar- it was amazing! The second weekend I did a trip with a local company which was also fantastic!
Overall it was an amazing experience which I will never forget and cannot recommend enough, it exceeded all of my expectations! South Africa will always have a special place in my heart and I cannot wait to visit again!