Explore the Garden route and
see the beauty of
South Africa

Volunteer and travel on a group adventure

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  • Duration
    3 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    18+
  • Selected dates between June & August
  • From
    £1000
  • Duration
    3 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    18+
  • Selected dates between June & August
  • From
    £1000

The South Africa experience

Come and explore South Africa as you travel along the famous Garden Route taking in the amazing views of pristine white sandy beaches, lush green forests and peaceful lagoons.

Our action packed 3-week group adventure has an abundance of activities from seeing the famous Big Five on safari, learning to surf, bungee jumping, hiking, diving with sharks, canoeing, swimming under waterfalls, wine-tasting and so much more!

The South Africa Experience trip will run on selected start dates throughout the year, including; 7th June 2020, 12th July 2020 and 2nd August 2020. We are able to add more dates if there is an interested group of at least 5 people.

"I've always wanted to explore South Africa and when I saw the experience trip I booked straight away! While volunteering and travelling I made so many new great friends and I got to see so much of this beautiful country - I highly recommend it to everyone!"

The structured itinerary will ensure you make the most out of your time in South Africa and will give you the chance to see all of the major attractions as well as the not so known local treasures. You’ll wake up every day with something new and exciting to look forward to.

Along the way, you can enjoy the ever changing and far reaching views and we’ll be sure to stop off at all of the must-see sights. These will include Hermanus, Knysa, Jeffery’s Bay, Tsitsikamma, Hogsback, Coffee Bay and so much more!

Before heading off to explore the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape, you’ll start off with two weeks volunteering on one of our amazing projects located in the heart of Cape Town.

Regularly voted as the best city in the world, this amazing destination has so much to offer! From climbing Table Mountain, topping up your tan on the picturesque beaches of Camps Bay and Hout’s Bay, partying on Long Street to admiring the penguins on Boulders Beach - there is something for everyone.

Our volunteering programmes run throughout the year and you will be working alongside many other volunteers, a great social experience where you will meet many new people.

Over the course of the two weeks, you will have the opportunity to join one of the below programmes:

Childcare
Teaching
Medical

All transport will be by private mini bus as a small group of no more than 15. Travelling with fellow like-minded people will make the experience even more enjoyable and you will get to make lasting friendships and memories. Our local coordinator will accompany you throughout your stay, so you can learn all about the local culture and history.

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Heading off on safari in South Africa

Between the UK and South Africa teams, I felt fully supported and had the best two weeks at Amakhala. I saw so many animals and learnt so much, I cannot wait to volunteer again.

Lynette's story

Four months helping penguins in South Africa

Even though I was volunteering for several months, which is longer than most, the time flew by and I really wished I stayed longer! If you like penguins or birds, then I can highly recommend this programme

Stephanie's story