Africa Explorer

Visit four of Southern Africa's most beautifuland diverse nations in this epic adventure through South Africa,Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland! This 8 week travel andvolunteer adventure begins in South Africa combining travel to Cape Town &the Garden Route with meaningful Wildlife & Community volunteering projectwork.

Your journey continues as you cross into the mountainous country ofLesotho followed by a visit to the hip and vibrant city of Durban then carryingon to the St Lucia Wetlands in search of hippos and crocodiles. Mozambiquegreets you as your third country where you will be spending a few days in thebeach paradise of Ponta do Ouro, before your final leg of the trip sees youcrossing back into South Africa and visiting the fascinating country ofSwaziland and a visit to the infamous Kruger National Park and Jane GooddallsChimpanzee Eden.


  • Hike to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Volunteer with amazing children at Oudtshoorn community project
  • Assist on vital wildlife conservation at one of the largest game reserves in South Africa 
  • Hike in the mountains of Lesotho and meet the Basotho people
  • Relax on the stunning beaches of Mozambique 
  • Spot the Big 5 in South Africa's crown jewel - Kruger National Park
  • Visit Jane Gooddall's Chimpanzee Eden

Cape Town - Your adventure starts in the Mother City – Cape Town. Meet your leaders and the rest of your group at the airport and get ready for an action-packed week in one of the world’s most iconic destinations. Hike up to the top of Table Mountain and see a stunning panorama of the city.

Township Project - Next you will volunteer at our daycare centre near Oudsthoorn. Here you will draw on all your resources to create a positive and lasting impact on the children who attend the centre – a truly memorable and life changing experience!

The Garden Route - Trundle along the picturesque Western Cape, with plenty of opportunities to stop and take part in a variety of activities – whale watching, snorkelling and scuba diving - as well as learning to surf in Jeffery's Bay or taking part in one of the highest bungee jumps in Nature's Valley. Arrival in Port Elizabeth offers plenty more to see, from the oceanarium and the beach, to the happening night life!

Wildlife Conservation at Game Reserve - A once-in-a-lifetime-chance to get behind-the-scenes and involved with the conservation efforts of one of the largest Game Reserves in South Africa! As a volunteer you will take part in a variety of long and short term projects to create sustainability for years to come. Activities include game monitoring, counting rehabilitation and research with the Reserve’s experienced staff

Wild Coast, Lesotho and Durban - You’ll head further East along the dramatic Wild Coast; Mountain Biking in Hogsback, canoeing down the Umtata River, dolphin Watching in Mapande and trekking in the Drakensburg mountains – the list of adventures is endless! You’ll also take a trip into the kingdom of Lesotho to see a completely different country and way of life. 

Mozambique and Swaziland - As you make your way into South Africa's closest, but often unexplored neighbours, you will have the opportunity for some beach activities before making your way into Swaziland and a visit to an aboriginal Swazi tribe. 

Kruger National Park - The final leg of your trip sees your returning to South Africa to see the animals of the Savannah up close and personal, along with a trip to the famous Jane Goodall's Chimpanzee Eden (aww, cute!). 

What's Included

The Basics
  • Pre-departure briefing & support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Expedition leader
  • Local project staff
  • All accommodation for the duration of the trip
  • Three meals a day
  • Project equipment and training
  • Program transfers
  • 24/7 emergency back-up
  • Social activities
  • Return airport transfer
Included Trips and Activities
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Peninsula
  • Hiking on The Garden Route
  • Ha Kome caves
  • Semonkong Falls
  • Katse Dam
  • Subeng Dinosaur footprints
  • Crocodile and hippo tour
  • Snorkelling in Mozambique
  • Full day Kruger Safari
  • Swazi cultural village tour
  • Jane Goodall Chimpanzee sanctuary tour

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  • Duration: 4 to 8 weeks
  • Departures: January, April, July, September

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