Click Clop Volunteers
For the ultimate South African experience come on a Click Clop Volunteers trip and let us introduce you to this incredible country. You will discover a new culture, learn the importance of conservation and enjoy the thrill of seeing animals living in the wild. This adventure will also help you perfect your photography skills so you can capture the beauty of South Africa through the lens of your camera and you will be treated to true South African hospitality.
The project is available to anyone, no matter what your age, nationality or interests, all that is needed is a passion for the outdoors, a desire for a new challenge and a sense of adventure. We will provide you with not only memories, but also skills and an understanding that will last forever.
During your time with Click Clop Volunteers you will enjoy:
- interacting with African wildlife whilst on horseback
- capturing stunning photographs of wildlife, landscapes and the local community
- spectacular game drives, sunsets and sunrises
- interacting with African elephants
- playing with cheetah
- monitoring, nesting and researching the hundreds of crocodiles that inhabit St Lucia Estuary
- coming face-to-face with St Lucia’s friendly hippo population
making everlasting friendships and going home with memories that will stay with you forever...
About the area: St Lucia
St Lucia is a small tourist town situated about a 2.5 hour drive north of Durban. St Lucia is a coastal town with the Indian Ocean on our doorstep.
The town boasts a variety of restaurants, bars, café’s, WiFi-internet, super markets, a post office, a “local” market where the ladies of nearby Khula Village sell fruit and a variety of curios, car hire and other amenities all within walking distance. The town is safe and secure with one road in and out, with a security office at the entrance to town and other security companies patrolling the town.
St Lucia is the gateway to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. This status confirms that St Lucia is a place of unique splendour that deserves to rank alongside great icons of the globe.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
“The Wetlands Park must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal
(the rhino) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an eco system with the oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the whale)”.
- Nelson Mandela
Covering over 500,000 acres, from St Lucia in the South to Mozambique in the North, the diversity is spectacular.
Outstanding features include:
The largest black rhino population in the world
220km’s of pristine coastline and beaches
25,000 year old coastal dunes (the tallest forested sand dunes in Africa)
The highest bird count in Southern Africa
The last significant breeding ground for the loggerhead and leatherback turtles
More than 800 hippos and 2000 crocs residing in the St Lucia Estuary.
The accommodation is based in St Lucia – a BnB called Parkers Cottages.
Parkers Cottages is situated in Hornbill Street, with easy walking access to the main street of town.
Parkers Cottages offers:
Private pool and BBQ area
Full servicing daily
Wireless internet connection
One option on the school trip is to spend the night in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is the oldest game reserve in Africa and is home to lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard, wild dogs, hyena and more! Due to conservation efforts, it has the largest population of white rhino in the world. The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve hosts different types of accommodation from tents to cabins.
The itinerary is set up for 10 nights, but we can customise the trip if people wish to come for longer.