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.
Yet, more than 50% of South Africa’s population live in poverty, suffering from very poor education and healthcare system. From the shacks of Cape Town and rural villages of Zululand, to the communities living in conflict alongside some of the country’s most famous national parks, South Africa is a country that welcomes, and is in need of, volunteer support.