Baboon and Vervet Monkey Rescue and Rehabilitation
Is the area safe?
We live in an area that has an extremely low crime rate, do not lock our cars and have never had any problems here.
What other attractions are there?
We live along the Garden Route, one of South Africa's most sought after tourist areas where a great variety of activities are offered.
What you will need (Dependant on which country you are from)
You may need to provide your South African embassy with:
1. A cover letter from the D.P.G
2. Birth Certificate
3. Medical Certificate
4. Valid passport
5. Police Clearance – dependant on your country; you can ask your embassy whether this is necessary. (in the UK, this requires asking your local police station to access information held about you on their computer - this certificate acts a substitute for a police clearance certificate.)
Updated tetanus and polio injections are the only ones required. Please ask your doctor about covering any eventualities before you travel here.
Most of South Africa is malaria free and unless you are planning to travel into a malaria zone you are unlikely to need malaria medication. Anti Malaria medicines are freely available here - as are many effective mosquito repellents - for anyone wanting them.
We do ask that our volunteers take out a policy that covers repatriation in the event of a medical emergency.
What to bring?
- A head torch. This helps at night as we rely solely on candles.
- Sunblock, hat, sunglasses, good walking boots, strong rugged clothing.
- Sleeping bag etc.
R2500 or US$280 a week to cover costs.