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Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa and be amazed by a country with impressive geographic credentials! South Africa boasts more than 20 national parks, 3500 kilometers of gorgeous coastline and 8 World Heritage Sites including the Cape Floral region, one of the richest areas of plant diversity in the world. With so much natural beauty to preserve, it is hardly surprising that South Africa is a global pioneer in the field of eco-tourism, making it an obvious choice for volunteers and responsible travelers.

South Africa has plenty to offer nature enthusiasts and animal lovers, with wetland parks such as the protected iSimangaliso supporting a vast array of ecosystems including coral reef, wetland, dune forests and savannas in one area, encouraging incredible biodiversity. Volunteers can also come face-to-face with the famous ‘big five’ – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo, in any of the regions safari parks, whilst the South African coastline is an ideal location for whale and dolphin watching. Sadly, tourism, poaching and other forms of human development threaten these beautiful creatures, but as a volunteer you can help to spread awareness, empower local people to take part in conservation efforts and ensure the future survival of these species. Volunteers can also work towards a better future for local communities with a number of programmes covering essentials such as food, education and health as well as sustainable development workshops for local businesses, improving English language skills and support for vulnerable women and children.

With a host of outdoor adventure activities, intriguing cities to visit such as elegant Cape Town or vibrant Johannesburg, award winning wines and delicious cuisine to discover you will find plenty to see and do to make your volunteer trip to South Africa an experience you will remember and cherish forever.

Volunteer and gap year programs in South Africa