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Chintsa is a small town on the outskirts of the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The Wild Coast is a fascinating part of South Africa, boasting some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife. In addition, Chintsa’s rich culture that stems from its roots as the traditional home to the Xhosa people, give this region a depth and intrigue that most visitors can’t get enough of.
This internship is designed for volunteers to receive maximum exposure working with African wildlife, agricultural livestock, and domesticated animals; however, the amount of time devoted to each is dependent on demand. You will perform daily tasks together with the general staff, and most often in the presence of a qualified veterinary nurse. The project also works with a qualified veterinarian for certain special procedures, such as game captures and medical emergencies.
African Wildlife: At commercial and private game reserves, you will have the opportunity to participate in both lecture-based learning and practical interactions. Activities/lectures may focus on:
Agricultural Livestock: Volunteers will visit a number of local farms, which typically house animals such as chickens, cattle, goats and pigs. This segment of the internship will focus on the following topics:
Domestic Animals: In many rural communities and townships throughout South Africa, animal rights are not a high priority and many domestic animals live in very poor conditions and are often abused. You will be able to make a significant impact by learning about and contributing to:
Internet: There is WiFi available for use at the volunteer house.
Laundry: Volunteers can do laundry at the volunteer house but must supply your own detergent.
Accommodations: During your internship, you will stay at the volunteer house in Chintsa located just a few minutes from the beach. Each room houses 2-3 volunteers. Depending on what segment of the internship you are on, your accommodations may vary and can include bush cottages, farmhouses, tented camps and lodges. All accommodations, regardless of the location, will always be safe.
Food: You will have three simple and nutritious meals per day. Breakfast and lunch are self-catered and dinners will be hot, home cooked meals.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:
Chintsa Beach is a beautiful area with plenty of activities for volunteers to engage in. Relaxing on the beach after a challenging week is a great option and just steps away from the volunteer house. Often from the shores dolphins and whales can be spotted. For volunteers interested in water activities, the area offers surfing, kite surfing and canoeing. If you prefer to stick to the land, join a safari trip, hike through the indigenous forests or go bird watching.
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