Explore South Africa with
our organised weekend trips
See more of South Africa with our structured trips
As with everything in life though it pays to be organised. So if you plan on seeing South Africa on one of our amazing weekend trips and would like to be guaranteed a place please book well in advance of travel.
You can simply add this weekend trip when applying for any programme in South Africa under ‘Optional Extras’. If you’ve already signed up for one of our volunteer programmes in South Africa and would like to add this weekend trip, then please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that places on our weekend trips are non-refundable and non-transferable.
We operate a number of amazing weekend trips every month that allow you to explore the country as a group with your new-found friends. The structured itinerary will allow you to make the most of your free time and we have maximised time to provide you with something different and exciting every day.
A member of our local team who knows the country inside out, will accompany you throughout the trip. Not only will you get to share all of their knowledge, but the trip will be even more enjoyable and safe.
Experience Cape Town
Experience Cape Town
Only £149pp - Includes return airport transfers, accommodation, full day guided tour and some meals
You cannot come all the way to South Africa and not spend a few days in Cape Town, the best city in the world! Known as “The Gateway to Africa”, Cape Town is a coming-together of cultures, cuisines and landscapes.
No one can really overstate the case for visiting Cape Town. The surrounding mountain ranges, including the in your face Table Mountain that rises dramatically from the ground, the pristine white beaches lapped by the crystal-clear glittering seas and the cool urban edge that offers excellent art galleries, hip bars, world-rated restaurants and design-savvy shops.
You will join the Peninsula Tour, which has been specifically designed for those travellers that have the desire to see, taste, learn and experience something different from the norm. Join us for a scenic drive around the Cape Peninsula where we showcase the beautiful sights and sounds of one of the most beautiful places in the world. You will get to see and stop off at many of the famous points and landmarks around the city, including; Camps Bay, Houts Bay, Chapmans Peak, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, Boyes Drive and Constantia!
Along the way we will walk the cobbled streets and taste the food of the Bokaap, hike from the fabled Cape Of Good Hope to The Cape Point Lighthouse, see penguins at Boulders Beach, enjoy a meal with the locals in Kalk Bay Harbour and end the day off by tasting some of the best wine The Cape has to offer.
The weekend trip is the perfect blend of structured guided tours and free independent travel. You’ll have plenty of time to explore Cape Town at your own pace and with so much on offer there will be many things for you and your new friends to choose from. Spend the day topping up your tan at Camps Bay, trek up Table Mountain, go shopping at the V&A Waterfront or head off the beaten track.
Dubai stopover trip
Dubai stopover trip
Only £219pp - Includes return airport transfers, accommodation, guided desert safari and city tour
If you’re flying to the other side of the world, why not break your long journey up with a stopover in Dubai? Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights in this glamorous state that will amaze you in every way. Be in awe of the sheer scale of this powerhouse city as you wander the vast streets surrounded by hundreds of skyscrapers.
Head to the top of the world as you climb up the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world at 828 metres high (additional cost)! Get lost in Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping centre with over 1200 shops and restaurants and head outside to watch the fantastic water and light show at Dubai Fountain.
Alongside all of the glitz and glamour, Dubai also has historic neighbourhoods, colourful souqs (markets), museums, mosques, beaches and of course the desert!
As part of the trip fee you will get to hop on board a land cruiser and head into the deserts of Dubai! The evening will be spent dune bashing, admiring the sunset, watching traditional dances and enjoying a BBQ under the Arabian stars – something you will never forget!
You will also head off on a 4 hour city tour around all of the major attractions. See the contrast between ‘new’ and ‘old’ Dubai, where you will get to admire the beaches, hotels, viewpoints, museums, mosques and more!
The stopover trip is the perfect blend of structured guided tours and free independent travel. You’ll have plenty of time to explore Dubai at your own pace and with so much on offer there will be many things for you and your new friends to choose from. Spend the day topping up your tan at Jumeirah beach, shopping to your hearts content at Dubai Mall or trying out some of the main adrenaline activities on offer.
For further information about your transfers, accommodation and what to do while there, please click on more details below.