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.
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 week trip through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana afterwards (I can only recommend this combination). I always wanted to visit the southern part of Africa and get close to animals on a deeper level than what is possible as a normal “Kruger Tourist.” I looked for an animal sanctuary near Johannesburg and found this wonderful place! Continue reading Jens' post
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 by a representative from the project. I, along with several other volunteers, was loaded into a van and made the two-hour ride to the game reserve. Continue reading Chelsea's blog
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
My name is Gabriella and I volunteered at the Tiger, Lion, and Wildlife Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for 5 weeks. It has always been my dream to work with lions and tigers and I finally fulfilled it.
My jaw dropped when I was taken for a tour of the park and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the magnificent animals. Continue reading Gabriella's post
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.