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Wine and Wildlife Experience

Situated in the Hardap Region of Namibia and bordering the Namib desert, this unique Wine & Wildlife Experience is the perfect location for those wanting to experience adventure. With a combination of fun-filled activities, this adventure week offers volunteers an opportunity to visit some of the most spectacular areas in the country. 

Overview:

Location Hardap Region - Meltahohe District, Namibia
Duration From 1 - 1 weeks
Dates All year round
Requirements
  • You must have an upper intermediate level of English
  • Special skills: A reasonable level of fitness
  • Special skills: You must be physically fit
Minimum Age: 18
Your impact
Documents required Enrolment form, curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, copy of valid passport, proof of medical insurance
Day of arrival Friday
Day of departure Sunday

Highlights

  • Wine Tour including wine tasting
  • Daily hiking tours e.g. Naukluft
  • Discover ancient canyons and caves, fascinating geological formations and natural fountains
  • Sossusvlei day excursion
  • Enjoy sleep-outs under the Namib desert’s breathtaking night skies and stars
  • Magnificent sunrises and sunsets
    Climb sand dunes and swim in natural pools
  • Team building activities such as pizza making and potjie evenings

Site Information

With a maximum group size of 12, this week full of adventure, fun and activities will ensure volunteers make memories and friends to last a lifetime.

While here, volunteers of course get the time to taste the unique wines and get a glimpse into what goes into producing wine in the second driest vineyard in the world. Depending on the time of year, they may also have the opportunity to be involved in harvesting or helping with bottling and labelling the wines.

The estate is also home to seven cheetahs, brought here after being involved in human-wildlife conflict. Their daily feeds will provide fantastic photographic opportunities in a wild setting.

It is a unique site and an iconic experience for adventure enthusiasts and yet remains focused on ongoing conservation efforts in the country, where profits from the wine sales feed back into conservation.

Some of the activities require additional transfers, park entrance fees and other costs.
A guide will accompany all activities.

The experience is an add-on week to the Wildlife Conservation or Medical Project where volunteers should have spent at least 2 weeks before coming here.

Accommodation

The project offers twin-bed tented accommodation in a secluded camping area, just a short walking distance from the main area. The tent will be shared with a volunteer of the same gender.

Open air bathrooms, and no electricity bring you that one step closer to nature. A swimming pool and onsite bar provide a place to relax and catch up with fellow volunteers. There is free laundry service provided daily.
WiFi is not available.

Meals

Three full meals are served daily.   
The Project also adapts to special dietary requirements to be confirmed upon enrollment.