Anyone over the age of 18 years old is welcome. No previous experience in conservation or research is required. We aim to teach and share.
Various shuttle services are available from the O.R Tambo International Airport. Alternatively, there are direct flights to Hoedspruits’ Eastgate Airport from O.R. Tambo International Airport and a shuttle can bring you to the reserve. Please contact us should you need assistance.
Depending on which country you come from you may or may not be required to have a visa. We suggest you check with the South African High Commission or Embassy in your home country for visa requirements.
We recommend you consult a doctor for the appropriate advise hereon, as Selati is in a Malaria area.
Currently, there is no access to the internet at the volunteer camp. However, there is internet access at the research office which is nearby.
Both Travel and Medical Insurance is required to volunteer at Selati. Proof hereof must be submitted before your arrival.
A free laundry and ironing service is available during your stay.
Summer temperatures average around 35-37°C during the day, dropping to 20 -25°C (68 – 77°F) at night. Winter temperatures can fall as low as 4°C at night and average between 18 – 25°C during the day. Occasional winter showers prevail but are unusual. Rain in the summer takes the form of heavy thunder-showers or frontal rainfall over longer periods of time.
- International plug converters
- Warm jacket/clothes for Winter, and shorts and t-shirts for Summer (no bright colours but rather something that will blend with the natural environment)
- Comfortable walking shoes and open shoes
- A South African sim card is recommended – you can get this at the airport in South Africa or at our local shops
- Mosquito repellant
Three meals a day are provided. The breakfast and lunch you make yourself with various options available. Dinner is a cooked meal.
We can cater for vegetarians, but any speciality diets would need to be discussed with us in advance, and may result in an additional charge.