Gap Year in Southern Africa

Backpacking South Africa: Where to find the most stunning scenery

Located on the southern tip of the Africa continent lies sun soaked sandy beaches; lush, craggy mountains; and remote, serene desert dunes – South Africa teems with diversity and offers astonishing opportunity for exploration and adventure. Best things to do in South Africa Safari South Africa offers one of the finest safari destinations not only on the continent but in … Read More

5 Benefits of Volunteering at an Animal Rescue Center

5 Benefits of Volunteering at an Animal Rescue Center Calling all wildlife lovers! Head into the Amazon to help care for rescued animals. YanaCocha is a non-profit organization on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Every year, this center receives animals that have been confiscated from illegal trafficking, or donated from their owners.  The animals are provided with medical care … Read More

Money, we can print it.  Land, we can’t create once it’s gone

Money, we can print it.  Land, we can’t create once it’s gone We seem to have lost the wisdom of the indigenous people, which dictated that in any major decision, the first consideration was “How will this decision we’re making today affect our people in the future?” These days, decisions are made based on the bottom line- Jane Goodall While … Read More

The Eastern Cape

This is what the Eastern Cape looks like

Before we got there I had no real idea of what to expect from the game reserve but from the moment we arrived I was instantly blown away. Spending two weeks as part of the game reserve conservation programme was such an amazing experience. For the entirety of our stay we slept in huge outdoor…

Fiji July Phase – Week 1

Welcome to Fiji. Weather was great for the first few days, and then the wind turned and brought the wind and occasional rain to the camp. The group merged well, and everyone found that we got along great! Plenty of banter and shanter for some. The Camp food has been good, plenty of inventive ideas. How do you make split … Read More

Greenforce boat used for traditional Fijian ceromony

Greenforce had the honor of having our Fiji project boat being used for a traditional Fijian ceremony where one village passes “the light” onto another. All the volunteers were invited to join in on this traditional Fijian event!…

Bahamas April Phase (Week 7)

This week due to stormy weather we haven’t been able to dive much, however, the rain didn’t get us down too much. Monday through to Wednesday we finished off all our reef check tests and did some extra bits of education for example, Ian went through how a first and second stage works and showed us some of the moving … Read More

Bahamas April phase (week 6)

In between dodging thunderstorms (on the boat, at camp, while litter picking …) it’s been a great and eventful Week Six for Greenforce Bahamas. We’ve taught at the local primary school, had our dead skin nibbled off by the fish in the Rainbows blue hole (as weird as it sounds … but so soft!), and in the water we’ve checked … Read More

Bahamas April phase (week 3)

Week 3 started with a bang -literally- the island was hit by three thunderstorms which despite hindering one day of diving provided us with a late night light show that we all loved.  Due to the loss of dive time we haven’t managed to  get our Open Water under our (weight) belt this week but our plan is to be … Read More