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Aweh ma bru! TIA – This is Africa.  South Africa really is a destination where you can experience it all.  In fact, it’s one of out most popular volunteer destinations; you can work at wildlife rehabilitation centers, conservation centers with elephants and rhinos, go on wildlife photography expeditions, be a part of community development projects, educate orphaned children, take part in medical outreach and HIV/AIDS awareness programs, and the list goes on my friends.  South Africa truly is a ground-breaking destination for explorers and adventurers who want to experience life in all its fullness. It’s a destination that allows you to scratch below the surface and experience endless possibilities, and to walk away the richer for having been there. 

Volunteering in South Africa – Pre-Vet Internship Experience

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Volunteer in South Africa –Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Eastern Cape, South Africa I went out on a limb and decided to volunteer for the Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship offered in Cinsta, Eastern Cape, South Africa for three months. I can easily say that it was the best experience of my entire life. I’ve learned a great deal working with wildlife, livestock and ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – All Things Wild!

Volunteer in Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa Volunteering at the Wildife Rehabilitation Center was truly one of the best experiences of my life. There is so much interaction with the animals and education about South African wildlife and conservation; spontaneous opportunities to experience something unique are bound to pop up. For example, one day we got the opportunity ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – Lions, Cheetahs and Caracals… Oh My!

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State, South Africa My experience volunteering at the Wild Cat Sanctuary in South Africa was incredible. We woke up each morning to the sound of lions roaring and started off the day by bottle feeding a baby lion and serval. Volunteers helped out around the farm on a daily basis by ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – Jessie’s Experience of a Lifetime!

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa The Wildlife Sanctuary was honestly a life changing experience! It was also a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so glad I had the chance to go. A lot of people weren’t sure what type of work we would be doing while volunteering in South Africa at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Some ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – Trisha’s Time Living in Cape Town

A GoEco volunteer with one of the kids at the project.

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town, South Africa Volunteering in South Africa on the Cape Town Community Project was truly the greatest experience of my life. As soon as I was dropped off at the accommodations and was introduced to all of the lovely staff and project coordinators, I knew that this trip was going ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – My Unforgettable Experience

Volunteering in South Africa, gave me many opportunities to surf!

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa I volunteered at the Teach Children and Surf Camp in Cape Town.  I worked specifically at a school in Dunoon, called Elundini.  We helped the local teachers keep the children quiet during the lesson and played football and hide-and-seek with them during recess.  The ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa with our Over 30’s Cape Town Community Aid project!

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Volunteer in South Africa – Over 30’s Cape Town Community Aid Cape Town, South Africa I was between jobs when I wanted to do something useful and exciting than just hanging around.  After talking with friends and hours of Internet research I came across GoEco and their variety of volunteer projects.  It took time to figure out which one would suit me, ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – Incredible

Jack, the only zebra you can interact with

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa I recently volunteered at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Hartebeespoort, South Africa. I went in the middle of August, which resulted in beautiful, warm weather during the days and cooler weather at night. The volunteer work was to help the sanctuary by maintaining the animal enclosures.  We did this mostly by painting ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – A Wildlife Sanctuary Beyond My Wildest Dreams

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Volunteer in South Africa – The Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa My name is Jens; I am 21 years old and from Germany. I volunteered at the Wildlife Sanctuary near to Johannesburg, for a period two weeks. It the first big journey I had taken on my own and besides volunteering in South Africa, I had also planned a three ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa at the Elephant and Rhino

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Volunteer in South Africa – Elephant and Rhino Conservation Durban, South Africa My adventure began in the middle of May; I was traveling by myself at 22 years old from the United States to volunteer in South Africa at the Elephant and Rhino Conservation project. After over thirty hours of flying I arrived in Durban, South Africa, and was met ... Read More »