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South Africa

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

The Ultimate 4 Week Program

The Ultimate 4 Week Program is by far our most popular program and consists of a meaningful 2 Week Volunteer Project followed by a 2 Week action-packed Adventure Tour in Southern Africa. You will travel with 10-36 other participants from around the globe who share your passion. Challenge yourself to make a change that will have a lasting impact on your life, your planet, and the lives of those who need your help!

2 Week Volunteer Project

2 Week Volunteer Project

You may volunteer in either conservation based projects or social community development projects. Projects offer challenging, hands-on experience doing such things as:

  • Protection of fragile ecosystems through nature conservation
  • Conservation of endangered wildlife species
  • Surveying and monitoring African animals and habitats
  • Development of community schools, playgrounds and gardens
  • Health care, community nutrition and education programs
  • Children’s education, youth and social development

2 Week Adventure Tour

2 Week Adventure Tour

The ISV Adventure Tour allows you to do more things in 2 weeks than most people dream about doing in a lifetime! Experience the most adrenaline-filled activities available in your host country, which may include:

  • A full day Wildlife Safari in Kruger National Park (all year)
  • Surf Lessons on Jeffreys Bay, South Africa (Nov – Feb)* or Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique (May – Sept)*
  • Waterfall hike along the coastal Tsitsikamma National Park and a flying fox tour over a river gorge with spectacular waterfalls (Nov – Feb)
  • Dolphin Encounter - an ethically run activity enabling you to swim with resident dolphin population!   (May – Sept)
  • Elephant Encounter in the Magaliesburg Mountains (all year)
  • Enjoy the rich culture of South Africa through a township tour in Cape Town (Nov – Feb)*
  • Get the blood pumping with kloofing (canyoning) – crawl, swim and cliff jump your way down! (all year)*


*Optional Activity Package (OAP) activities. For a full list of what’s in the OAP visit:http://www.isvolunteers.org/destination/south-africa/optional-activity-package/south-africa-adventure-tours (May to Sep season) or http://www.isvolunteers.org/destination/south-africa/optional-activity-package/south-africa-adventure-tours-nov-to-feb (Nov to Feb season).

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