Some common questions asked by students and volunteers to our website.

We do offer short term options to students and volunteers. We recommend 4 to 16 weeks for the full experience. 

Yes, in the rooms and in the research centre. 

Yes, our tap water is safe to drink

Living costs in South Africa are generally lower compared to countries like Western Europe and the USA. While some food items may be slightly more expensive, the majority of food options are much more affordable than in those countries.

Yes, transfers to and from Polokwane Airport are available and included in your accommodation fees. Please refer to our website calendar to check the available transfer days, which are typically every Thursday of the week. 

Yes, you will have access to a pharmacy once a week, every Thursday, during our talent trips. However, we recommend that you bring as much prescription medicine as you are allowed to.

The BBRC is situated approximately 50km from the Botswana border, in close proximity to the small town of Tolwe in the northern part of the Limpopo Province, South Africa

We can accommodate slightly disabled students/volunteers. Please contact us for more details.

Our closest airport is Polokwane Airport, 2 1/2 hour drive.

The vaccines you need to visit South Africa might vary depending on your country of origin. Therefore, travellers planning to go to South Africa should visit their doctor at least 6 weeks before setting off to ask for the

necessary vaccinations.

By checking with a health professional, visitors have plenty of time to get
the necessary vaccinations for South Africa as sometimes two doses are
required, weeks apart.





Besides a yellow fever vaccine, there are no compulsory vaccinations for
South Africa, though there are a few recommended ones. However, a COVID-19 vaccine is now not mandatory to enter South Africa. All COVID vaccination certificate requirements for the country have been lifted.

Electric power plug M has the official name of BS 546. Type M is a “15 A/250 V” version of electric plug D: 220/230V 50 Hz. Note that electric plug M is larger than D, thus plug D is not compatible in South Africa.

Summers (October-March) can be scorching hot with daytime maximum temperatures reaching up to 44°C, while in the winter daytime temperatures are moderate (+/- 25°C) with chilly evenings, occasionally dropping as low as -4°C. All rooms have aircons and fans.