Shamwari Conservation Experience

Code of Conduct

All participants are obligated to abide by the rules of the centre and adhere to the spirit of the program. If for any reason an individual compromises the experience of the group or any individual, the individual can after suitable warning, counselling and following the process of disciplinary, be withdrawn from the program and returned home. No refunds, in this case, will be issued and any additional cost incurred will be at own cost.

All/any breakages as a result of unruly behaviour /negligence will incur costs and participants will be held accountable for these costs.

General Code of Conduct Considerations Include:

Behaviour: Participants are to behave in a manner that is not offensive to staff, guests, visitors or fellow students. Behaviour must be conducive to teamwork and communal cooperation.

Dress: As participants will have access to amongst other areas of the reserve that are hospitality guest sensitive, we request that they dress in a suitably appropriate manner to the task or activity at hand. We require participants to not dress in revealing and scantily clad manner which may be by reasonable assessment, found to be of an offensive nature. 

Jewellery:  We advise that although there are safe facilities available, that participants not bring high or sentimental value items of jewellery. Due to the nature and environment of the general activities and tasks carried out on a day-to-day basis, the wearing of jewellery is not advised from a health and safety perspective.

Language: English is the recognized and preferred language used. The need for language translators can be serviced on availability and at a cost to the participant. No language that is indecent and/or offensive to others will be accepted.

Drug: The possession or use of narcotics and other recreational drugs is against the law. Participants suspected of breaking this rule could be withdrawn from the experience and sent home if found to act in contradiction to this law. We advise participants,  pre or on arrival of any scheduled prescription drug usage, preferably accompanied by a doctors note or prescription, especially in the treatment of life-threatening cases.

Alcohol: Participants wishing to use alcohol on the property must do so with sensibility and act in a responsible manner as to not be offensive to staff, guests, visitors or fellow participants. No intake of alcohol is allowed during working hours unless approved by management which has the right to stop participants found to be intoxicated from participating in any activities. The legal age for purchase of alcohol is 18 years of age in South Africa.