Project dates & Holiday Club :
This project runs all year round except over the season break when we are closed from the 23rd December to the 1st January. During this time volunteers may still use the accommodation and will be provided food.
Holiday club During the school holidays, our projects run differently and according to our holiday club schedule. The activities are dependant upon the weather, length of holiday and number of attendees. The aim of the holiday club program is for the kids to have fun and to keep them off the streets. The activities during this time are less structured and more focused on the enjoyment of the children.
Please note: If a holiday club activity requires the payment of an entrance fee, volunteers will have to pay for themselves. The programme fee is used to cover the entrance for the children only, however, we do try to plan as many free events as possible.
If you have any dietary requirements, please inform the NGO about this before your arrival. The project will try their best to accommodate this, however you may need to supplement your own food. If snacks are desired there are several grocery stores nearby. There are refrigerators available for volunteers' personal food and soft drinks. Tea and coffee will be available free of charge, all other drinks will be at your own expense.
Laundry services are available at an additional cost.
Extra Surf lessons :
Extra surf lessons are available at an additional cost. You can book the 4-day surfing bolt which includes:
– 4 x 1,5 hours of professional surf lessons.
– Surf photos and video analysis during 6 hours of lessons.
Winter in South Africa :
Please note that May through to September are our winter months and it can get quite chilly with an average temperature ranging from 5 degrees Celsius at night to 15 degrees Celsius during the day. So please make sure to pack enough warm clothes if you plan your trip in that period.
Project Dress Code :
While the area volunteers live in is very Westernized in terms of dress codes, the townships and settlements are still very sensitive to exposing certain parts of your body. Please make sure that you have clothes that cover your thighs, stomach and chest for the times that you are at the schools and with the children.