Bicycle Project in South Africa
The people of the small village Ndebele often have to walk long distances. The next village, offering only poor shopping facilities, is a 40-minute walk away. The Bicycle Project supports the infra-structure, retail, small businesses and recreational activities of the local rural communities. You do have several opportunities to get involved in this project. As a volunteer you could, for example support the people of Ndebele with the maintenance of their bikes or in their entrepreneurial knowledge. The organization is always looking for volunteers who can build and market a freight carrying trailer that is lower in price than current ones and which is build out of recycled bicycle frames. You could also offer a sales and fixing service for locals and support non-motorized transportation. Furthermore, they wish to develop a mountain-bike trail and a bicycle route for tourists passing the local sights.
Accommodation and Meals:
You can either stay with a host family or live in a local guesthouse or a Villa Lodge. You will receive meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) every day from your host family. You can choose to eat together with the family or in a small restaurant.
What is included in the price?
- airport shuttle
- introduction after arrival
- donation to the project
- contact person at the project
- all meals
- 24 hour emergency service
What is not included?
- international health insurance
- transportation costs inside the country
- personal expenses