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 lion and tiger parks, 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.
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 and the children in their native tongue, and I learned a bit about their customs.
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.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
There were so many exciting experiences and opportunities I had during my stay at the Tiger and Lion Park. As soon as I arrived I was greeted by the lion and tiger cubs and introduced to all of the other wildlife. My jaw dropped to the floor when I met Ice, the white Bengal Tiger, who was 8 weeks at the time.
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, so I’ve had experience with animals, but this was everything I expected and more.