Accomodation is based in the stunning village of Chintsa East, near East London, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Wild Coast is aptly named for it's beautiful, untouched coastline.
While staying is this idyllic beach village, volunteers live in one of the programme houses. Volunteer accommodation is comfortable and clean. Each house includes bathroom facilities, comfortable lounges/communal areas and fully stocked and functional kitchens. Volunteers do not have to give up any of their home comforts during their stay!
Wi-fi is provided for volunteers, as well as a washing machine for laundry.
Volunteers can expect to share a room with 2-8 other volunteers.
For some aspects of the programme there are overnight stays in other areas, including working farms, game reserves and with local families.
Chintsa is a safe area and so volunteers are free to come and go as they please, and take part in local life. There are a few bars, restaurants, and a stunning beach all within walk-able distance.
Volunteers often fall in love with the village and quickly become part of the small community.
All food is provided as part of the programme fees. This includes three meals a day.
Dinner consists of homemade, wholesome food, prepared by the team of kitchen staff. Volunteers have free access to the kitchen in order to make their own breakfast and lunch, with lunch normally being a packed lunch as volunteers take part in their activities for the day.
Snacks are also included if volunteers get peckish between meals, however volunteers are expected to purchase their own personal snacks such as chocolate and sweets.
Vegetarians, vegan and other dietary requirements can be catered for.