We ask that all volunteers make a non-refundable donation contribution to DIY Wild. We receive no government funding and the volunteer program is what keeps the project alive. The donation not only covers the cost of your food, accommodation and transport while at the project but also pays for the care of the animals we work with and allows us to give them a chance at freedom again.
Accommodation in shared rooms
|3 Meals a day|
1 transfer to and from Nelspruit
|Room cleaning twice a week|
A 24/7 dedicated volunteer
|Full training in all aspects of work|
Flights and Travel to Nelspruit
We pick up volunteers every Monday (until 4pm) from our closest city which is Nelspruit. Volunteers are responsible for their own transport to South Africa and then on to Nelspruit where you will be collected by one of our team.
Flying into South Africa
The best airport to fly into is Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. You can check websites like skyscanner.net to compare prices and find the cheapest flights. Many airlines fly direct from Europe but it is often cheaper to fly via Dubai or central Africa.
Travelling to Nelspruit
The cheapest and safest way to get to Nelspruit is on the Citybug shuttle bus which will pick you up directly from Johannesburg airport and drop you in Nelspruit. The trip is about 4 hours and costs around R410 (about €28) one way. You can book your bus online at www.citybug.co.za
If you are spending time elsewhere in South Africa first then there are regular public buses from all major towns (usually transiting through Johannesburg central bus station (please be vigilant if using this bus station) such as City to City, Greyhound and Translux. If your bus or flight is delayed then please let us know asap so we can make alternative arrangements for your pick up.
Visa requirements depend on your nationality and the length of stay in South Africa. You can visit http:// www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica/ to check if you are eligible for the free 3 month visa. If you wish to apply for an extended visa then please do this prior to entering South Africa – we can provide the necessary documents. Trying to apply once you are in South Africa is a very expensive and frustrating process and is not always successful.
It is essential that you have sufficient travel insurance to cover your entire stay. This must include medical care, expenses and repatriation if necessary.