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At Volunteer & Travel, we are passionate about providing travelers with a unique and authentic experience. Our 4 week program takes you on a journey through the beautiful and captivating culture of Kwazulu/Natal. You'll get to explore the townships, immerse yourself in the language, taste the delicious food and help needy children in the area.

We guarantee an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a greater appreciation for the world and the people around you. Join us today to embark on an adventure you will never forget.


Week 1: Orientation and Volunteering

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrive at the airport, where you'll be picked up by a representative.

  • Transfer to the volunteer center located south of Durban.

  • Welcome dinner with fellow volunteers.


Days 2-7: Volunteer Work and Local Exploration

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: Volunteer activities at the center:

    • Cooking for the children, teaching, playing sports, gardening, etc.

    • Administrative tasks at the Durban office.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: Visit the Kwa-Mashu Center for food distribution:

    • Deliver food to the local community and caregivers.

    • Personal time for shopping or exploration afterward.

  • Fridays-Sundays: Continue with volunteering.


Week 2: Volunteer Work and Coastal Exploration

Days 8-14: Volunteer Activities and Coastal Fun

  • Engage in your volunteer activities from Monday to Thursday.

  • On Friday, take time to explore the beautiful beaches of Durban.

  • Spend the weekend volunteering and enjoying the local culture.


Week 3: Safari and Nature Adventures

Days 15-21: Wildlife and Nature Experiences

  • Monday to Thursday: Continue with your volunteer activities.

  • On Friday, embark on a Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Safari for a weekend wildlife adventure.

  • Explore Lake St. Lucia with a hippo boat cruise.

  • Enjoy a guided walk in the Drakensberg Mountains.


Week 4: Cultural Immersion and Adventure


22-28: Cultural and Adventure Activities

  • Engage in volunteer work from Monday to Thursday.

  • Take a guided Durban city tour to explore the local attractions.

  • Experience a township tour to learn about local communities and culture.

  • Try activities like surfing, stand-up paddling, or scuba diving.

  • Taste traditional Zulu food for an authentic culinary experience.


Departure: Reflect and Farewell


Day 29: Reflection and Departure

  • Spend your last day reflecting on your experiences and impact.

  • Say farewell to fellow volunteers and new friends.

  • Depart from the volunteer center with cherished memories.


Please note that this itinerary is based on the information you provided and may require coordination with the volunteer program and local logistics. Make sure to double-check timings, availability of activities, and any necessary reservations. Additionally, keep in mind any travel advisories, health and safety guidelines, and COVID-19 protocols that might be in place during your travel dates.

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