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6 -WEEK V&T PROGRAM

Unlock the door to an unparalleled journey of both exploration and compassion through our exceptional Volunteer & Travel program, custom-crafted for international volunteers and intrepid travelers alike.

 

With Volunteer & Travel, embark on an enchanting adventure that unveils the very essence of South Africa – from its captivating culture and tantalizing cuisine to its mesmerizing wildlife.

 

Our meticulously designed 6-week program offers an immersive cultural odyssey, where every step immerses you in the heart and soul of the nation. Imagine residing in a vibrant township, contributing meaningfully to local communities while absorbing the local culture and traditions firsthand.

 

We hold the firm belief in travel's transformative potential to ignite profound change, and our mission is to bestow travelers with an experience that effortlessly blends education and enjoyment. Join us on this unforgettable expedition, delving into the heart of Africa while upholding principles of responsibility and sustainability.

 

Become part of a journey that not only enriches your own life but also leaves an everlasting positive impact on the lives you touch. Together, let's embrace a voyage that transcends boundaries, cultures, and expectations, all while contributing to the greater good.

ITINERARY

Week 1: Arrival and Orientation

 

Monday: Arrival

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to shared accommodation.

  • Welcome orientation and briefing about the volunteer program and travel itinerary.

  • Evening: Group dinner and introduction to traditional South African cuisine.

 

Tuesday-Friday: Volunteer Work (8am-2pm)

  • Engage in volunteer activities according to the program's focus (e.g., community development, wildlife conservation, education, etc.).

  • Lunch provided during volunteer work.

  • Afternoons free for relaxation or optional activities.

 

Week 2: Kruger National Park Adventure

 

Saturday-Sunday: Kruger National Park

  • Depart for Kruger National Park on Saturday morning.

  • Full weekend safari experience in Kruger National Park.

  • Witness diverse wildlife, including the Big Five.

  • Overnight stays in the park's accommodation.

 

Week 3: Exploring Blyde River Canyon and Johannesburg

 

Monday: Return from Kruger

  • Return from Kruger National Park and rest.

  • Evening: Group reflection session on the safari experience.

 

Tuesday: Blyde River Canyon

  • Depart for Blyde River Canyon (Motlatse Canyon) tour.

  • Explore iconic viewpoints like God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes.

  • Return to shared accommodation in the evening.

 

Wednesday: Johannesburg City Tour

  • Guided tour of Johannesburg's key landmarks, including Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, and Maboneng Precinct.

  • Learn about the city's history and cultural diversity.

 

Thursday: Soweto Tour

  • Explore Soweto, a historically significant township.

  • Visit Nelson Mandela's former residence and the Hector Pieterson Museum.

  • Interact with locals and learn about their stories.

 

Friday: Volunteer Work (8am-2pm)

  • Engage in volunteer activities.

  • Lunch provided during volunteer work.

  • Afternoons free for relaxation or optional activities.

 

Week 4: Wildlife and Coastal Adventures

 

Saturday-Sunday: Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Safari

  • Depart for Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve.

  • Enjoy a safari experience in a different setting.

  • Observe various wildlife species and breathtaking landscapes.

 

Monday: Lake St Lucia Hippo Boat Cruise

  • Morning boat cruise on Lake St Lucia.

  • Observe hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife.

  • Return to accommodation in the afternoon.

 

Tuesday: Scuba Diving

  • Discover the underwater world with a scuba diving experience.

  • Enjoy the rich marine life and vibrant coral reefs.

  • Evening: Group dinner by the beach.

 

Wednesday: Beach Relaxation

  • Spend a relaxing day at the beach.

  • Enjoy the sun, sand, and water activities.

  • Optional beach games and picnics.

 

Thursday: Township Tour

  • Engage in a deeper township experience.

  • Interact with locals, learn about their daily lives, and participate in community activities.

 

Friday: Volunteer Work (8am-2pm)

  • Engage in volunteer activities.

  • Lunch provided during volunteer work.

  • Afternoons free for relaxation or optional activities.

 

Week 5: Durban and Cultural Immersion

 

Saturday: Durban City Tour

  • Explore Durban's urban highlights, including the Golden Mile and Victoria Street Market.

  • Experience the blend of city life and coastal beauty.

 

Sunday: Traditional Zulu Food Experience

  • Participate in a traditional Zulu cooking workshop.

  • Learn about Zulu cuisine and preparation methods.

  • Enjoy a flavorful meal you helped prepare.

 

Week 6: Food Markets and Farewell

 

Monday: Food Markets

  • Visit local food markets to explore diverse flavors and fresh produce.

  • Enjoy street food and local delicacies.

 

Tuesday-Friday: Volunteer Work (8am-2pm)

  • Engage in volunteer activities.

  • Lunch provided during volunteer work.

  • Afternoons free for relaxation or optional activities.

 

Saturday-Sunday: Farewell and Departure

  • Group farewell gathering and reflection.

  • Departure for the airport and airport drop-off.

 

Please note that this itinerary is a general suggestion and can be tailored based on the preferences of the volunteers and any specific requirements of the volunteer program. Additionally, the availability of activities and destinations may vary depending on the season and external factors.

Please note that this itinerary is based on the information you provided and may require coordination with our volunteer program and our 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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