During your stay with Safari4u, you will be lodging at Buccaneers student accommodation located in Chintsa West, South Africa. Buccaneers Lodge has bungalows with stunnning views overlooking the river and sea and they come equipped with bunk-style beds and are close to the communal dining area. You can expect to share a room with at least one or more students during your stay. All of our overnight locations also have beds, working bathroom amenities and cooking facilities.

Food is supplied for your stay with breakfast being a “help yourself” set up, lunch foods are there for you to pack yourself to take with you for your day’s work and dinner being a home-cooked meal prepared by our staff so it’s ready for your return from a hard day in Africa!

Safari4u is located in Chintsa East (pronounced Sin-sa), in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Chintsa is a very safe, easy-going town. There are a few restaurants and bars, a café and a small local shop with a larger grocery store about half-an-hour drive away. Weekends are your own time on the Safari4u programme but this means you have plenty of time to explore the area! A few options include:

Explore Chintsa – Take a walk with the dogs down to the beach, have a late breakfast at The Bistro, enquire at Buccaneers to take a surfing lesson, relax at Crawford’s spa with a massage, take your “Castration” shot at Barefoot, or chill with a coffee and wifi at C Club. There are frequent events on in the local area such as festivals, live music and fundraisers which we also encourage students to attend if they wish.

Inkwenkezi – Go have a game drive and buffet lunch. Stay over on a weekend and enjoy the activities, meals and accommodation
Chintsa Horses – A 2 hour beach ride with Penny and her volunteers. (Note weight limits apply)
Areena – Quad Biking/ Zipline/ Visit Abby the tame giraffe.
Addo Elephant National Park – Overnight stay near Grahamstown and visit the only “Big 7” National Park.
Cape Town – Fly down for a weekend or more and explore the Western Cape’s cultural capital. Table Mountain/ Robben Island/ Curio shopping/ Boulders Penguin Colony/ Shark Cage Diving/ Cape of Good Hope National Park

All of the staff have travelled around the area so if there is a particular activity you’re interested in, chat to us and we can recommend more. If you are continuing your travels, we can also recommend things further afield as well.

Please note that on weekends there is a duty staff member to assist you in getting around the local area. The 2022 rates are as follows:

  • Driving up to the distance of Crossways (return): R30 per student
  • Driving up to the distance of East London (return): R50 per student

Any further than East London will be discussed on a case by case basis.

Additionally, duty staff members primary role is to act as an emergency contact and as such, transport  provided by staff is only available during certain hours for safety reasons.

Airport transfers are catered to differently for students remaining on/ returning to the programme and those arriving or departing from the programme

For the organisation of airport transfers, the transport costs are as follows:

  • Monday transfer: free
  • Tuesday – Sunday transfer: US$30 per person. Please note the cost is reflective of the charge to Safari4u by a private company to provide this service.