South Africa Volunteer Opportunities

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There is a reason why South Africa is consistently rated one of the top travel destinations in the world. Make that several reasons! Where else can you watch the sunrise from the top of a mountain, catch a wave in the ocean and spot an elephant roaming at dusk all in the same day? President Nelson Mandela proclaimed this country as the ‘Rainbow Nation’ – a country as diverse and colorful as it is exciting and adventurous.

African Impact specializes in award winning volunteer travel that offers a diverse range of charitable projects and internships throughout South Africa. As a volunteer, you could be researching Africa’s Big 5 in the Greater Kruger, educating on HIV/AIDS in Zululand, or supporting orphaned and vulnerable youth in the Cape Flats of iconic Cape Town.

You will balance your volunteer work with bucket-list experiences such as safari’s in world famous Kruger National Park, climbing Table Mountain in Cape Town, shark cage dives or driving the world-famous road trip, The Garden Route.

Whether you’re looking for a responsible way to travel, spend your gap year, or just volunteer abroad, then an unforgettable, eye-opening and life changing experience awaits you in South Africa.

Fast Facts:
• South Africa is a Republic made up of 9 provinces.
• There are 11 official languages.
• South Africa has not one but 3 capitals: Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
• The country boasts the third highest biodiversity in the world.
• Visitors can see the country’s celebrated ‘Big 5’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard.
• Table Mountain in cape Town was recently inaugurated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
• South Africa has 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit, including Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
• The superb coastal stretches make it the world’s best land-based whale watching spot and a haven for sun worshippers and surfers alike.
• Adventure tourism is a huge in South Africa – bungee jumping, shark cage diving, whale watching, abseiling and skydiving are popular.

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FROM £939 | US$1524

Social Impact Experience, South Africa

LocationCape Town

Duration2 - 12 weeks

ImpactCommunity Empowerment

This is an eye-opening experience that provides a part-time home stay and allows for a real social impact within a remote community.

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FROM £ 845 | US$ 1372

Girl Empowerment, South Africa

LocationCape Town

Duration2 - 12 weeks

ImpactGender Equality

Help mentor, support, educate and empower girls and boys in important topics including health, relationships and generating income.

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FROM £ 1,945 | US$ 3495

Leopard and Predator Research, South Africa

LocationGreater Kruger Area

Duration4 - 12 weeks

ImpactWildlife Conservation

Alongside our research team, collect data, track, survey and monitor wild leopards and other predators across multiple game reserves.

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FROM £ 4707 | US$ 8458

Predator Research Internship, South Africa

LocationGreater Kruger Area

Duration12 weeks

ImpactWildlife Conservation

Be part of our research team and gain professional experience monitoring some of South Africa’s most elusive and at-risk predators.

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FROM £ 4223 | US$ 7732

Photography Internship, South Africa

LocationGreater Kruger Area

Duration12 weeks

ImpactPhotography

Gain practical experience in wildlife and other genre-specific photography while supporting an innovative conservation initiative.

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High School Group Volunteering

LocationMultiple

DurationBespoke

ImpactVarious

Let us put together a unique, once-in-a-lifetime volunteer adventure for your group that is specifically designed for those aged 14-18.

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Family Group Volunteering

LocationMultiple

DurationBespoke

ImpactVarious

If you've been dreaming about an African adventure holiday with your family, let us put together a magical, unique volunteering trip.

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University Group Volunteering

LocationMultiple

DurationBespoke

ImpactVarious

Let us put together a unique volunteer adventure for your university group to give back to local communities and conservation efforts.

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