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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 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 »

Volunteering in South Africa – Caring for Orphans in St. Lucia


Volunteer in South Africa – Orphan day care St. Lucia, South Africa I always wanted to help people and children around the world, to contribute in their lives, and make a difference. Volunteering in South Africa was my perfect opportunity. I entered into the world of the Zulu Tribe. I learned their language so I could communicate with the villagers ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Adventure!


Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa For my GoEco experience, I volunteered on the Big 5 Wildlife Research and Conservation project in South Africa. For three weeks, I stayed on a private game reserve. I have never grown so much or learned as much as I did during such a concentrated period of time. ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – Living in a Wildlife Sanctuary!

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Johannesburg, South Africa I didn’t know it was possible to be excited after over 24 hours of flying and airports – that’s because I didn’t know Africa. Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa – More than I Ever Expected . . .



Limpopo Province, South Africa
 Volunteering in South Africa was the single most incredible experience of my life. I got to live in the bush, surrounded by incredible, exotic animals that I had only ever seen in movies, while having the adventure of a lifetime. I am a Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Bio sciences major, ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa | Shark Alert!


Gansbaai, South Africa
 Volunteering with GoEco has been an unforgettable experience. I knew I wanted to do the Great White Shark Conservation project as soon as I read the description online a year ago. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical seeing as how I found it online and had never ... Read More »

VOLUNTEER in SOUTH AFRICA – Great White Shark Conservation

Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – GREAT WHITE SHARK CONSERVATION Gansabaai, South Africa Volunteering with GoEco on the Great White shark Conservation Program has been a most rewarding experience! Being able to go out on the ocean almost every day, seeing Great Whites 20cms from your face, and helping manage a commercial shark cage diving vessel is possibly the most exciting ... Read More »

Volunteer in South Africa – Penguin Conservation in Port Elizabeth

Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – PENGUIN CONSERVATION IN PORT ELIZABETH Port Elizabeth, South Africa Recently, I spent my block leave in Port Elizabeth volunteering at the Penguin Conservation Program. Before i started my assignment, I learnt that there was a recent admission of about 20 wildlife penguins adults and chicks that were found stranded at a nearby beach- all covered in ... Read More »

Unforgettable Experience – Teaching and Communities in Cape Town

Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN TEACHING AND COMMUNITY Cape Town, South Africa My trip to Cape Town, South Africa was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. From the moment my wonderful project coordinator greeted me with a warm welcome as I got out of the van, I knew I was in the right ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa for Great White Shark Conservation

Volunteer in South Africa: Great White Shark Conservation Gansbaai, South Africa My adventure volunteering in South Africa at the Great White Shark Conservation project was a fantastic experience.  Being able to see these beautiful creatures “up close” was very exciting! Read More »