In the heart of the African bush you’ll stumble upon GWC Volunteers bush camp – the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day out in the field. Take a cooling dip in the swimming pool, get lost in the flames of the camp fire, recount the day’s events over a delicious meal and partake in some evening stargazing.
All volunteers live at our secure bush camp alongside the GWC staff on the game reserve. The camp accommodates up to a 12 volunteers in shared rooms. Each room can accommodate 2 - 3 volunteers with separate shared, single-sex bathrooms supplied with hot and cold running water.
The well-equipped bush camp accommodation includes a furnished lounge, dining room, office and kitchen plus a large garden area complete with swimming pool and barbeque (braai) facilities. The house has electricity (220/230 volts AC, plug points accommodate 15 amp, three-pin round plugs).
Sheets, pillows and pillow cases will be provided although please bring your own sleeping bag and towels. Hand washing facilities are available for washing of your clothes whilst you are here.
Telephone communication on the reserve is not always guaranteed although volunteers will have the opportunity to phone, use an internet cafe or post letters once a week in the nearest town. The bush camp also has wireless internet which may be used on a pay-as-you-use basis. The tariff is R30 for one day or R100 to have access all week.
If you are a team player then this expedition is for you. All volunteers are expected to work together as a team, consider their fellow housemates and remember there will be people in your group from all walks of life. There are also some general duties to attend to around the house, there will be a weekly rota for preparing meals and cleaning so to get the most out of the experience everyone needs to muck-in around camp. There are also a few house rules and we ask that these be respected at all times.
Finding itself at South Africa’s northernmost area visitors to Limpopo can expect sunshine, long summer afternoons and dry days for most of their stay. During summer (Oct to Mar) we see an average day time temperature of 31°C falling to 20°C during the night time with approximately 246mm of rain during this period. Don’t be surprised to find late afternoons growing heavy with clouds and short thunderstorms. Winter is a sunny season of chilly, early mornings warm midday’s (23°C), dry afternoons and cool to cold nights (0-5°C). In general the weather of Limpopo will greet you with a hospitable display of sunshine.
Much of your time will be spent outdoors and the South African weather can be unpredictable so once you have booked your place we will advise you on the type of clothing to bring so you can ensure you come prepared!
Once you have booked your place you will receive a comprehensive PDF Volunteer Handbook with lots of useful information about travelling to South Africa, living at the project and the surrounding area.
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