ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

There are direct flights from London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Dubai.

Alternatively, you can transit via Johannesburg which has flights from most major cities in Europe and regular connections with the US and other parts of the world including Asia and Latin America.

Please ensure that we know where you are staying so that we can leave a message with the establishment with regards to your pick up time; or let us have your contact number while in South Africa. Let us know if you need a recommendation as we work with some preferred establishments.

As our start and end days are Mondays you will need to arrive no later than the previous Sunday, because our Monday morning pick up is often before 05:00 and airport pick ups cause delays. You will stay a night in Cape Town, which you will need to arrange. You will be responsible for the transfer from the airport to your accommodation most reputable places will have this available as a service.

We will leave a message for you at your accommodation informing you what time you will be fetched in the morning we have a shuttle to Gansbaai. The drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai is about 2 hours.

On arrival you will be fully briefed and have the opportunity to meet the IMV team, including the volunteer coordinators who will be available to you throughout your stay. Prior to your arrival we will be available to answer questions or provide advice via email.

Please ensure your departure flight is booked for after 19:00 on the last day of your programme. If your flight time is before that, then you may have to leave the programme the day before in order to avoid any issues with arriving on time at the airport. This is because you will travel back with the shuttle after a cage diving trip, the timing of which is unknown in advance due to weather dependence. We suggest you also stay and enjoy a few days in Cape Town before returning home. We can also recommend some tours with our trusted partners. If you would like to know more, please give us an indication of what you would like to do and we will gladly recommend a company that we trust.

No specific vaccinations are needed and Gansbaai is not in a malarial area.