You can choose to visit for a week or two and go on safari, see some of the sights… but if you truly want to experience the best of the country, there’s only one way to do it – volunteer in South Africa.
As an organization who has proudly worked with orphaned children across Africa for over a decade, the African Impact team feel a responsibility to respond to the growing criticism of volunteer travel that has been pushed to the forefront by recent comments from author and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling. We wish to bring balance to a debate that questions the role of volunteer tourism in childcare and push to end the common generalization of the international volunteer sector.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s complicated persona and contentious history has been pushed to the forefront in the international media since her passing, but what is evidently clear is the remarkable impact she had on South Africa, its history, and its people. For the women of South Africa, she was a guiding light who taught us to be defiant and fearless. To be powerful. To embody strength, fortitude, and conviction.
The water crisis in Cape Town has dominated headlines across the world in recent weeks, with many wondering how a thriving, modern city could survive with no running water. Let us put your mind at rest, volunteering in Cape Town, despite the water restrictions, is still amazing and we now need you more than ever.
Tourists flock to Cape Town, South Africa, every year for it’s iconic mountains, beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle. However, this top holiday destination is much more complex than meets the eye. With countless activities such as hiking, surfing, skydiving, rugby matches and delicious food to try, it is easy to overlook the economic disparity only a short distance away.
Is a lack of funds preventing you from fulfilling your dream of volunteering in Africa? Volunteering with African Impact and have the chance to provide a positive impact on local communities and conservation efforts in Africa. But, if it’s a financial obstacle that’s holding you back, there’s good news to share!
When our Managing Director visited the project that he initially volunteered on, he was reminded why he first fell in love with African Impact… and why we continue to be leaders in the volunteer travel industry.