Week 1: Welcome to Africa
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. From Cape Town, begin your travels east towards Oudsthoorn for your first volunteerproject, at a daycare centre.
Week 2: Community Volunteering
Volunteering continues as you draw on all your resources to create a positive and lasting impact on the children who attend the centre. Whether you are a practiced sportsperson, musician, linguist or artist, your involvement at the centre makes a real difference. Volunteers walk away with a truly memorable and life changing experience. Outside of volunteering, this week is additionally about getting to know Oudshoorn. Oudshoorn is famous for its ostriches, but it has so much more to offer. Tour mysterious lime-stone caves, explore a crocodile farm or choose tocage-dive with sharks during your day trip to Mossel Bay. There are plenty of opportunities to get out and adventure this week.
Week 3: The Garden Route
High on the must-see list of visitors, this picturesque location is a straight out of a backpacker’s dreams. The glorious natural beauty filled with a range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor adventure occupiesa little over 200 km along the Western Cape. Explore natural parks filled with mesmerizing systems of lakes, rivers and wetlands. Try out your sea legs by surfing the waves in one of the most iconic surfing destinations in the world, Jeffrey’s bay, or choose to venture further insearch of whales. Hike along the expansive Tsitsikamma ranges or dive straight out of the sky. This is a weekjam-packed full of adrenalin, exploration and wonder!
Week 4: Big 5 Volunteering
A once in a lifetime chance to go behind the scenes and become engaged in conservation efforts at 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. Some activities include game monitoring, rehabilitation efforts and research with the Reserve’s experienced staff.
To get a deeper insight into the volunteering project in the Oudtshoorn Community and what to expect and experience there just have a read through our volunteer story here:
South Africa - Volunteering in the day care center for children