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South Africa

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

Optional Activity Package (OAP)

Each year, nearly 100% of our participants purchase ISV’s Optional Activity Package to enhance their adventure tour. The OAP includes a range of action-packed activities to do during some of your free days to make this the best adventure of your life!

The OAP is excellent value for money as ISV negotiates prices to ensure even the most budget-minded participants get an incredible deal. We've chosen a diversity of cultural, fun and challenging activities to complement the Tour's included activities that keep the adrenaline flowing while still allowing you plenty of time to relax.

Another bonus is that purchasing the OAP takes away the hassles of researching and booking your own activities. There are no risks of missing out due to limited availability - ISV secures your spot through this package- don’t miss out. Join the group!

St. Lucia (South Africa): iSimangaliso Wetland Park
St. Lucia (South Africa): iSimangaliso Wetland Park

St. Lucia (South Africa): iSimangaliso Wetland Park ?

St. Lucia (South Africa): iSimangaliso Wetland Park Photo

Explore the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the Rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest land mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the World’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the worlds biggest marine mammal (the whale). Then it’s off to the beach where you get to snorkel, relax and have lunch.

Ezulwini Valley (Swaziland): Caving ?

Ezulwini Valley (Swaziland): Caving Photo

Get set for a five hour mix of hiking, caving, hot pools and pizza! Hike through the forest to where you will begin your caving, a two hour adrenaline charged squeeze through the cave systems below. Once you pop out of the cave, head back down the mountain and finish the day with a soak in the geothermal hot pools and a pizza of your choice waiting for you!

Blyde River Canyon (South Africa): Canyoning ?

Blyde River Canyon (South Africa): Canyoning Photo

Combine high adventure, fun and magnificent mountain scenery as we go canyoning (kloofing) in the Drakensburg Escarpment. Navigate the canyon with professional guides by hiking, swimming and cliff jumping!

Magaliesburg Mountains (South Africa): Lesedi Cultural Village ?

Magaliesburg Mountains (South Africa): Lesedi Cultural Village Photo

Experience some of South Africa's most diverse cultures in one evening in an interactive cultural extravaganza. Begin with a tour through five South African villages learning about the cultures and seeing traditions first hand. Then be entertained by cultural dancing where you get to join in. End the evening with a buffet dinner of delicious traditional South African food.

Kruger National Park (South Africa): Sunset Game Drive ?

Kruger National Park (South Africa): Sunset Game Drive Photo

In Kruger National Park, sunset is the most magical time of day to explore the bushveld by safari vehicle, looking for African wildlife. This is an amazing opportunity for photography as the sun sets below the horizon, hopefully capturing images of giraffe, elephant, buffalo, lion and other animals that you may not have seen during the morning and afternoon game drives. A not-to-be-missed experience for South Africa!

How do I sign up?

To reserve your package, please send an email to info@isvolunteers.org stating that you want to add the OAP. The cost will be added to your invoice. Full payment is due to ISV prior to departure.

Please Note: The OAP package must be purchased as a whole rather than selecting one or more of the activities mentioned above.  All activities are subject to change without notice. Any and all changes are within the discretion of ISV.

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