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South Africa

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

Cost

ISV has departure dates running between May-August. The Ultimate 4 Week Programs conclude approximately 28 days after the departure date listed.

Price: $4,495 USD

The Ultimate 4 Week Program

ISV's Ultimate 4 Week Program consists of a 2 Week Volunteer Project and 2 Week Adventure Tour. Prices vary per country.

Your Program Cost Includes

  • Project fees as required by the host volunteer organization, i.e. project materials and supervision from host organization staff
  • Additional in-country (domestic) transportation by air in South Africa
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project(s) and at least half of meals during 2 Week Adventure Tour(s) as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • Five (5) Adventure Tour activities as stated in the ISV Travel Manual and the ISV website (activities vary by country)
  • National park entrance / user fees as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • All Program ground transportation in host country
  • Orientation(s) in host country
  • Program research, set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • ISV regional offices and local staff who provide 24 hour support while programs are operating
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • Professionally trained ISV Tour Leaders(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Half of your meals during the Adventure Tour
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Additional optional activities during the Adventure Tour
  • Academic credit (optional)
  • Wild Africa Excursion (optional)

2 Week Volunteer Program

ISV gives you the option of doing just a 2 Week Volunteer Project with no Adventure Tour or additional excursions. This is a great option if you are running tight on time and would still like to make a difference by volunteering overseas.

Your Program Cost Includes

  • All materials needed to complete your project as well as supervision/leaders from your host organization staff
  • Additional in-country (domestic) transportation by air in South Africa
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project
  • All Program ground transportation in host country
  • Fees as charged by host volunteer organization
  • Orientation in host country
  • Program set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Academic credit (optional)

Options & Excursions

ISV offers you a range of options and excursions before or after your ISV Program to give you an even more incredible experience overseas. Please refer to each specific option or excursion page for full details. Prices are listed below.

Wild Africa

Explore the wild side of Southern Africa through ISV’s amazing Wild Africa Excursion. You will spend 5 days exploring some of Africa’s most famous locations as you surround yourself with more animals than you had ever dreamed. Expect to see lions, buffalo, giraffe, hippos and more as you explore Botswana and Zambia and visit Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River.

To sign up for Wild Africa, check the "Wild Africa Excursion" box on your flight reservation form and make the appropriate deposit. Due to the exclusiveness of this excursion, spaces are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. For more details, see the Wild Africa Excursion offered for South Africa participants.


Optional Activity Package

The purpose of the Optional Activity Package (OAP) is to provide you with even more activities to enrich your experience overseas. We are able to negotiate excellent prices for these activities, much less expensive than what you could get if you booked on your own. In addition, all bookings will be taken care of for you by your ISV in-country staff, so all you have to do is show up and be ready for some amazing adventures! Each year, more than 95% of all ISV participants worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Optional Activity Package. Please note that the OAP in each country is offered in addition to the 5 included ISV Activities.


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