Welcome to the Safari Superpower

What to Expect Volunteering in South Africa

Visa Required: Yes
Vaccinations Required: Yes
Transport Infrastructure: Extensive
Friendly Locals: Yes
Wildlife Areas: Numerous
Cost of Living: Medium

South Africa has long been known as one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Cape Town, and the likes of Table Mountain, constantly feature highly on travelers favourite places, and for good reason. By volunteering in South Africa, you’ll encounter a colourful mix of different cultures, breathtaking nature and truly unforgettable experiences.

Yet, despite the obvious beauty of this diverse country, you’ll also get an insight into certain areas of a socially weak system. From children, to wildlife, there are areas which desperately need the support that volunteer projects offer.

South Africa is certainly developing towards a functioning society, and has been ever since the end of apartheid. However, active support is still needed in many sectors, and as such, your work as a volunteer here genuinely makes a huge difference to the community. During your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the world’s most fascinating cities, with Cape Town leading the way.

Thanks to the 2010 World Cup, Cape Town had been extensively developed and now boasts a strong infrastructure network in the city. This is great for tourists, but doesn’t always benefit some of the local communities. With you commitment to such communities, you will help provide vital support to projects doing important work for underprivileged South Africans.

Where are the projects in South Africa?

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town

Projects in Cape Town:

Cape Town is the stunning capital of South Africa and a cultural hub which attracts millions of visitors every year.

From hosting major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, through to being the connection to most of the safari areas within the country, Cape Town is likely to be the first or last stop for most tourists to the country. It is rich in culture and history and it helps display the good and the bad through various museums and galleries.

It is one of the world's most stunning cities, with the number of potential tourist spots being in the hundreds.

It is served by Cape Town International Airport, which through our RGV South Africa team, you'd be picked up and brought into the city.

Although the predominant language is Afrikaans, English is widely spoken by most in Cape Town, whilst the currency is the same as the rest of the country; the South African Rand.

It's a well developed city, yet like with most cities on the African continent, there are areas that are extremely poor and rely on help from various projects.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Port Elizabeth

Projects near this area:

Port Elizabeth is another major city in South Africa and is located towards the end of the incredibly beautiful Garden Route, on the Cape Coast.

The beaches in this area are spectacular, and provide a stunning backdrop. It's marine life is active and varied in the area, which brings a lot of people in to sightsee.

Port Elizabeth is served by its own airport, the Port Elizabeth International Airport, which is only a 5 minute drive from the central business district and beach.

Pretoria, South Africa

Projects near to this area:

Pretoria is another major city in South Africa. It is also relatively close to Johannesburg, which is where you would likely fly into for the National Park project, as it's a larger airport with better connections. Our team will be available to pick you up from there.

Stunning scenery is standard in this area, and whilst South Africa is known as the safari superpower, a lot of National Parks can be found in this area.

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