Travel to South Africa and immerse yourself in a country known for its rich history, culture and natural beauty! Explore two provinces and volunteer on sustainable childcare and conservation projects, ensuring that you truly leave an impact on this beautiful country.
In Cape Town, you will be living in the coastal town of Gordon’s Bay, situated just outside of Stellenbosch, where you will be volunteering at a local educare centre. The children here are in desperate need of educational enhancement and development. With your help we can help create a safe, fun and creative environment for these children, giving them the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
You will be involved in planning and implementing a project which uses educational games, song and dance, arts and crafts, gross and fine motor coordination and storytelling to allow these children to have fun while learning and developing at the same time.
In Limpopo, you will be staying at the Karongwe Game Reserve, where you will be volunteering with an international team in order to collect vital data on reintroduced predators and large herbivores on the reserve. In order to assist with this vital conservation work you will be trained to use research equipment to help locate predators in the reserve and you will receive invaluable training in large animal identification, tracking and behavioural> study skills.
No special skills or qualifications are required to join this program, as all training will be provided by our fully qualified field teams. All we ask is an enthusiasm to learn and become fully involved and immersed in this unique opportunity.
Please note travel between Cape Town and Limpopo is not included, but please speak to your Country Expert who will be able to advise you on your options and costs involved.
Experience two different but equally amazing locations in South Africa; contribute to the care and education of disadvantaged children; meet volunteers from all over the world; climb to the top of Table Mountain; visit the penguin colony in Simon’s Town; experience a unique African bush adventure; mater radio telemetry techniques and learning to track animals in the bush; gain new skills; learning from FGASA qualified South African Guides; experiencing breath-taking views from the Blyde River Canyon in the Drakensberg Mountains and be safe in the knowledge that you are making a sustainable contribution to the conservation of local wildlife and ecosystems for future generations.
Their sense of fearlessness, persistence, confidence and ability to recover came from an amazing sense of community they created themselves at such an early age. This was something I hadn’t seen in any of my previous travels or experienced in primary school in Boston. Those kids are able to overcome obstacles by learning from each other. I can honestly say that they have inspired me to be fearless and persistent in everything I attempt.