Weekend Activities

Weekend Activities & Trips

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Our motto is “work hard, play hard”! Weekends and evenings are free time for volunteers on all programs to unwind from the excitement of the week. Some students head to the beach or hang out at the local cafe for a laid-back atmosphere, but those looking for more excitement can certainly find it in and around Chintsa. All bookings can be made on arrival.

Horse Riding

Take a leisurely ride from the bush to the beach and support our local equine rescue and rehabilitation center (3 hours)

Volunteer vet students treating horses for international veterinary experience in South Africa
Surf Lessons

Learn to ride the waves on the beautiful Chintsa Beach with a qualified instructor (3 hours)

Students learn to surf after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Elephant Interaction

Visit the Elephant Sanctuary and have an interactive and educational experience with the world’s largest land mammal (1 hour)

Volunteer vet students learn about elephants at Inkwenwezi game reserve for international veterinary experience
Quad Bike Safari Tour

Ride through the game reserve on your own ATV and see wildlife from a whole new perspective (1 or 2 hours)

Vet students enjoy quad biking during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Zipline Tour

Fly through the game reserve over 10 zip lines up to 153m long and 70m high (2 hours)

Vet students enjoy ziplining during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Kayaking / Canoeing

Take a leisurely paddle through the game reserve and enjoy the scenery (half day)

Vet students enjoy kyaking during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Abseiling

Repel down the cliffs of the Areena game reserve to really get your adrenaline pumping (1 hour)

Vet students enjoy abseiling during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Spa Treatments

Think you deserve some pampering after running around in the bush all week? Head to Crawford’s Spa to release that tension and start the next week rested and refreshed.

Vet students enjoy going to the spa during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Brewery Tour

Visit our local brewery, learn about the brewing process and even stay for lunch.

Vet students enjoy going to the local brewery during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Volleyball

Join the locals in a friendly game or grab some friends and start your own match.

Vet students enjoy playing volleyball during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa

Overnight Trips

Want to see more of South Africa? Use the weekend to explore the Eastern Cape, Wild Coast, or even Cape Town by rental car or Baz Bus. All bookings can be made on arrival.

Addo Elephant National Park

Visit the thid largest National Park in South Africa and see some of the country’s most amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Vet students enjoy going to Addo Elephant National Park during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Hogsback Mountain Village

J. R. R. Tolkien’s inspiration for The Lord of the Rings’ fantasy world “Middle-earth”.

Vet students enjoy going to Hogsback during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Shark Cage Diving

Get up close and personal with some great white sharks for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s sure to get your blood pumping.

Vet students enjoy shark cage diving during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Bungee Jumping

If you’re an adrenaline junky, head to the Bloukrans Bridge for the tallest commercial bridge bungee jump in the world.

Vet students enjoy bungee jumping during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Sky Diving

There’s no better place to jump out of a plane than over the beautiful Garden Route.

Vet students enjoy skydiving during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Cango Caves

Walk and climb through this natural landmark to experience one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations.

Vet students enjoy exploring Cango Caves during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Sandboarding

When in Africa… ride the dune!

Vet students try sandboarding in their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa
Cape Town
  • Climb Table Mountain (or take the cable car)
  • See Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island
  • Take a wine-tasting tour
  • Experience night life on Long Street
  • Waddle down to the penguin colony
  • Have breakfast and shop at the V&A Waterfront
  • and a lot more!
Vet students enjoy visiting Cape Town during their free time after a long week of veterinary experience in South Africa

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Safari4u Veterinary Program

106 Barracuda Street, Chintsa East, South Africa 5275

PO Box 422 Kwelera, Eastern Cape, South Africa 5259

+27 (0)81 814 9917

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