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South Africa

South Africa's cultural richness, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery will capture your imagination.

South Africa

Offering rewarding volunteer experiences, stunning coastlines, breathtaking savannahs, friendly people and amazing wildlife.

South Africa is renowned for its vigorous culture, sweeping landscapes, remarkable wildlife. ISV’s South African programs extend to the countries of South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique. Struggling communities need help with basic essential needs - education, housing, water, and sanitation. Conservation projects include game park management or wildlife monitoring.

On the adventure tour you can become a fearless explorer as you discover the Big 5 in a real African National Park, catch the perfect wave on unspoiled beaches, discover the colorful yet turbulent past of this historical rich region and find yourself falling in love with the enchanting locals with contagious smiles and festive energy.

On our ISV Wild Africa excursion you may spot crocodiles, hippos, elephants, and more wildlife when you explore 2 new countries, Botswana and Zambia. Join us on an exciting 6 day/7 night excursion to Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and Chobe National Park.

Volunteer Projects

First 2 weeks
Make a difference in a wildlife park or assist with township development

Volunteer Projects

  • Game park management for antelope, zebra, giraffe and more
  • Conservation of endangered species and habitats
  • School and playground building for underprivileged children
  • Surveying and monitoring African animals
  • Protection of fragile ecosystems within game reserves
  • Sustainable development in rural communities
  • Health and education programs in rural areas
  • Recreation with children to encourage self-development
  • Create a community garden for sustainable food production

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Adventure Tours

Second 2 weeks (May-September)
Explore the natural and cultural wonders in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique

Adventure Tours

  • Snorkeling and scuba diving with whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays in Mozambique
  • Biking or horseback riding through game parks in Swaziland
  • Exploring local markets, museums and cultural highlights
  • Wildlife safaris in national parks, including Kruger National Park
  • Underground caving adventures
  • White water rafting in Blyde River Canyon
  • Surfing lessons in the Indian Ocean
  • Visiting an elephant sanctuary
  • Breathtaking drive along the Panoramic Route to Blyde River Canyon.

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Adventure Tours

Second 2 weeks (November-February)
Explore the natural and cultural wonders in South Africa.

Adventure Tours

  • Kloofing (canyoning) in Blyde River Canyon
  • Elephant encounter in the Magaliesburg
  • Wildlife safaris in national parks including Kruger National Park
  • Cape Point nature tour including a boat cruise to Seal Island
  • Guided coastal hike in the Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Zip-line adventure tour in Storms River
  • Surfing lessons in world renowned Jeffrey's Bay
  • Township Tour in Cape Town’s oldest township
  • Breathtaking drive along the Panoramic Route to Blyde River Canyon

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Wild Africa Excursion

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Experience the "Adrenaline Capital" of Africa as you explore Zambia and search for more wildlife in Botswana.

On our Wild Africa excursion, spot elephant, lion, hippo and more in Botswana and try your hand at some adrenaline activities in Zambia. Join us on an exciting 6 day/7 night adventure to Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and Chobe National Park. Price includes 6 days/7 nights lodging, the additional airfare, ISV-provided activities (see below), and most meals.

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