Written by Greg Bows
South Africa is synonymous with diversity. While the whole African continent is sprinkled with breath-taking landscapes and magnificent wildlife, South Africa leaves all other African countries far behind in any variety contest. From the vast deserts of the Kalahari, the savannah bush of the Kruger, the floral kingdom of the Western Cape, the golden beaches of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the mountains of the Drakensburg, South Africa has a seemingly endless amount of tools to impress. South Africa’s animal kingdom is equally diverse. Visitors can swim with penguins, witness lions stalk zebras, or cage-dive with sharks. See endangered rhinos and go whale-watching. On top of this, South Africa’s cities are worth exploring, with Cape Town – and its iconic Table Mountain – being one of the world’s top travel destinations.
To match this diversity, we offer an exciting range of different volunteer projects in South Africa, both on a community and conservation level. You might want to teach in schools, do medical work, improve your wildlife photography skills, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, work hands-on with cheetahs. Volunteer in South Africa, and you’ll be sure to both have the volunteer experience you’re after, and an incredible range of travel opportunities. We’re happy to make this happen for you!
These are Some Highlights of our Volunteer Projects in South Africa:
Rural Healthcare & HIV/AIDS Awareness Project, St Lucia
Give healthcare assistance to those who do not have the means or medical resources to improve their wellbeing, while soaking in the beautiful landscapes and wildlife of iSimangolisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sports Coaching & Development Project, Cape Town
Use your sporting skills and passion to provide sporting activities and necessary physical development for disadvantaged children in townships.
Cheetah Reintroduction Project, Parys
Contribute to the conservation of cheetahs as you work with a breeding facility, where you’ll help prepare individual cheetahs for their release back into the wild.
Wildlife Photography & Conservation, Thanda Game Reserve
Improve your wildlife photography skills with the help of a professional photographer, while using these same skills to contribute to African wildlife and nature conservation. To use your passion for photography for good take a look at the video below!