I arrived on Buffelsdrift Monday 5th of February 2012 with no idea of what was waiting for me. I was met by beautiful scenery and very nice people. During my stay of two weeks I’ve been on game drives, worked and played with the elephants and the horses. I have learned a lot about the different animals and species and met a lot of nice and funny people, there’s never a dull moment with the staff!

As a volunteer you get to know the elephants and horses on a different level than a visitor, which is a new and exciting experience for me! There is a lot to do in the area around Oudtshoorn. The staff has been driving around for me to do all I wanted, such as the Cango Caves and diving with crocodiles!

As a volunteer you eat from the restaurant, which has amazing food. I’ve been eating gourmet for lunch and dinner every day for two weeks! There has not been much of these last two weeks that actually feels like working, it reminds me more of a luxury vacation. I recommend volunteering at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge to anyone! I have had two awesome weeks here at Buffelsdrift. Thank you!

Volunteer : Ingrid –  Norway