Game Reserve Volunteering in South Africa

Meeting the Animal Kingdom

Juliette St Clair shares what the team have been up to on their game reserve volunteering in South Africa! We began the morning of our fifth week by attempting to tame the chilled waves of Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay in what was, for most of us, our first time venturing the sport of surfing. Instead we were the ones … Read More

I’m A Junky… And I’m Addicted to Adrenaline!

Read the latest update from week 4 on our South Africa Adventure programwhere the team have been spending time in Titsikamma and Jerfferey’s Bay, written by Eva Walker! Our arrival to Tsitsikamma, although a tired one, was made better by the lively and beautiful hostel. Little did we know, the day we were to go bungee jumping off the tallest bridge jump in the … Read More

St Luigi’s Community Volunteering and Swimming with Seals!

Read the latest update from week 3 on our South Africa Adventure program, courtesy of Dante Tejuso! For the second week in Oudsthoorn, school was back on so the after-school activities at the centre were too. In the morning, the boys were making cement bricks by hand, clearing rubble to make space for a garden and driving to the rubbish tip to … Read More

Jumping out of Planes and Volunteering in Oudtshoorn

Read the latest update from week 2 on our South Africa Adventure program, courtesy of Sam Leslie! On arrival in Mossel Bay there was a friendly and fun feel. In the hostel ,the area to sit and play games such as Jenga or Chess was greatly received, as well as the big kitchen and swimming pool! On the first day we relaxed and … Read More

South Africa

Climbing Lions Head and Table Mountain in South Africa

Read our first update from the week 1 on ourSouth Africa Adventure program, courtesy of Shirin Schälen! On our first week in South Africa we all met each other in a hostel in Capetown. In our group there’s Eva, Juliette, Sam, Dante, Xavier, Shirin and our guide Sean. Sean decided that the best way to get to know each other is … Read More

Skydiving in South Africa on a gap year

Conquering Fears and Jumping From Planes in South Africa

Read our first update from the first week on our South Africa Adventure program, courtesy of Max Bushman! The first week we all got together for the first time and got to cruise around Capetown. It was pretty cool seeing everything this amazing city has to offer. We went on the hop-on hop-off bus and stopped at one of the stunning beaches. I … 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…

Gap Year Programs

Trumpet Tree Garden

We arrived at Somerset West late Sunday evening, after a long afternoon of driving. The road was stunning with a constant  changing landscape; vast farmland to dramatic mountain cliffs. We came across Gordon’s Pass just as the sun started to set across the bay. The Stumble Inn shuttle collected us and took us to take us into Stellenbosch. It was … Read More

House Luigi - South Africa Gap Year

After breakfast at Annie’s

Read the next part of the story from our South Africa volunteers. Monday, we began our week at the St. Luigi Scrosoppi Sorgsentrum/Care Centre. After breakfast at Annie’s we left for the township. The morning was spent learning about the history of the centre and what we would be doing during the week. It was amazing to see how they had created this … Read More