What Could You Experience In Your Spare Time On Our Shamwari Conservation Project?

What Could You Experience In Your Spare Time On Our Shamwari Conservation Project?

Posted by Ellie Hutchin on Apr 28, 2017

Whilst there is always something invigorating and exciting on offer from nature which cannot be forecast, some things can. Here’s what you could get up to this summer, in your spare time on our Shamwari Conservation Experience.

Whale Watching In Algoa Bay

whale watching

Whale watching season in the bay runs between June and January, but its peak times are July and August. This is also mating season for the humpback whales who migrate to the warmer waters at this time of year. Have the unforgettable experience as the 44-ton mammal breathtakingly breaches the water, performing an acrobatic show for all.

JBay Winterfest

surfing in south africa

This surfing festival is happening in July. It includes the superseding International Billabong Pro Surf Tournament. This year it has an amazing line up of events that include, a music festival, a celebrity event, mountain bike trail, a night trail running adventure, junior surfing activities and more. Immerse yourself in the South African culture by getting involved in this exciting festival.

The Annual Arts Festival

bongos in africa

This annual event is hosted in Grahamstown in June and July near to Port Elizabeth area. Delve into the fascinating culture of South Africa by participating in the biggest celebration of arts in the African continent. The program includes pieces from drama, dance, music, jazz, visual art exhibitions, , physical theatre, comedy, opera, film, student theatre, street theatre, lectures, craft fair, workshops, and even a children’s arts festival!

The Dry Season

the big five

South Africa has all of the Big Five, which are Lions, Buffalo, Elephants, Rhinos and leopards, and the English summer months coincide with the dry season in South Africa. Therefore all the animals congregate around water supplies, making this time of year the best time for a safari and spotting wildlife.

If you would like to take a closer look at the project, please view it on our project page. Please bear in mind that community school programs will be affected by the school holidays. All of the activities above will come at an additional cost but please inquire with your project coordinator regarding more information about this as they could help you facilitate these excursions for you.


Share this Article...

Share this article with your friends and followers by using the social media buttons below.


Leave a Comment...

Wanting to add something to this story or just let us know your thoughts? Just leave your comments below. Please be aware that all comments will be moderated: abusive behaviour or self-promotion will not be allowed.

Has this blog inspired you to volunteer? If so, why not enquire today? Simply fill out an enquiry form, and allow a member of our travel team to assist with your query! Please note that blog comments are not monitored by the travel team, so any questions related to bookings may be missed.

500 characters remaining

Featured Blog Arcticles


Featured Videos


This video showcases all you could participate in if you join the Carnivore Conservation and Research Project in Kanaan!

This video showcases all that you could be getting up to if you join this sensational volunteer project in Namibia!

What is volunteering at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary really like? Find out from the volunteers themselves...

Latest Blog Arcticles


Looking Back On A Wonderful Year At The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking Back On A Wonderful Year At The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Look back at a successful 2017 and see what the team at the...

Which Namibia Research Site Is Right For Me?

Which Namibia Research Site Is Right For Me?

With three different research sites to choose from,...

Volunteers Help To Provide The Raja Ampat Kids With Shining Smiles!

Volunteers Help To Provide The Raja Ampat Kids With Shining Smiles!

Over on the Raja Ampat Diving Project volunteers have been...

3 Orangutans Begin Life On Their New Island Home At Samboja Lestari!

3 Orangutans Begin Life On Their New Island Home At Samboja Lestari!

3 orangutans have begun their new life on an orangutan...

News In Review – A Round Up Of The Major Animal News Stories From 2017

News In Review – A Round Up Of The Major Animal News Stories From 2017

As we approach the end of the year, we are looking back at...

Goodbye, 2017 - A Look Back On Our Volunteer's Amazing Achievements!

Goodbye, 2017 - A Look Back On Our Volunteer's Amazing Achievements!

As we approach the end of 2017, we’re taking a look back...


Signup to our newsletter

Where you can go
Contact Info
UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 9BX
United Kingdom
Opening hours: 9am–5pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

Foreign Office Travel Advice