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8-WEEK V&T PROGRAM

Embark on a remarkable journey of compassion and exploration with our extraordinary Volunteer & Travel program tailored for international volunteers and travelers. Nestled in the heart of the captivating South Africa, this 8-week experience is a harmonious blend of selfless service and immersive cultural discovery.

 

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of traditions, savor the delectable flavors of local cuisine, and embrace the rhythmic cadence of the language. Our program offers a unique chance to not only give back to the community but also to bask in the awe-inspiring beauty that South Africa generously offers. Picture yourself making a tangible difference while gazing at the sprawling landscapes or encountering the vibrant wildlife.

 

Designed to forge indelible connections, our program guarantees to craft meaningful memories that will stand the test of time.

 

Are you ready to seize this opportunity for an unparalleled adventure, where every step you take leaves a positive footprint? Join us, and together, let's embark on an odyssey that promises not just an adventure, but a chance to make a lasting impact.

ITINERARY

Week 1: Orientation & Volunteering Setup

 

Day 1: Arrival in Durban

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to the volunteer center.

  • Welcome dinner and orientation with fellow volunteers.

 

Days 2-5: Getting Acquainted with the Program

  • Mondays & Wednesdays:

    • 8:30am: Start the day at the center.

    • Engage in various activities, including cooking, teaching, sports, hygiene routines, feeding, and gardening.

    • Contribute to center improvements through painting and administrative tasks.

    • 3:30pm: End the day's activities.

    • Optional beach trip in the afternoon.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays:

    • 8:30am: Drive to the Kwa-Mashu Center.

    • Distribute food to children and the local community.

    • Collect food for the volunteer house.

    • 2pm: Return to the volunteer house.

    • Optional mall or supermarket visit for personal shopping.

 

Week 2-3: Exploring the East Coast

 

Days 6-7: Wild Coast Exploration

  • Set off for the Wild Coast region.

  • Engage in volunteer activities during the mornings.

  • Spend the afternoons and weekends exploring the beautiful Wild Coast, its beaches, and local culture.

 

Days 8-9: Addo Elephant Park & Jeffrey's Bay

  • Travel to Addo Elephant Park for a safari experience.

  • Continue to Jeffrey's Bay for surfing lessons and beach relaxation.

 

Week 4-5: Garden Route Adventure

 

Days 10-14: Garden Route Adventures

  • Journey along the Garden Route, visiting Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and more.

  • Engage in volunteer work in the mornings.

  • Explore the Garden Route's natural beauty, hike in Tsitsikamma National Park, and enjoy local activities.

 

Week 6: Cape Town & Kruger National Park

 

Days 15-17: Cape Town Exploration

  • Wine tasting, Simon's Town

  • Take part in volunteer activities during the mornings.

  • Experience Cape Town's iconic landmarks, such as Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

 

Days 18-19: Kruger National Park Safari

  • Kruger National Park for an unforgettable safari adventure.

 

Week 7: Blyde River Canyon & Johannesburg

Days 20-21: Blyde River Canyon Exploration

  • Explore the scenic Blyde River Canyon and its natural wonders.

Days 22-23: Johannesburg and Soweto Tours

  • Arrive in Johannesburg and take a city tour.

  • Visit Soweto to learn about its history and culture.

 

Week 8: Drakensberg Mountains & Wrap-Up

Days 24-25: Drakensberg Mountains Adventure

  • Head to the Drakensberg Mountains for a walking safari and breathtaking landscapes.

Days 26-28: Durban and Closing

  • Return to Durban.

  • Explore the city, go scuba diving, and enjoy beach life.

  • Engage in volunteer activities during the mornings.

  • Conclude the program with a farewell event.

 

This detailed 8-week itinerary encompasses volunteering, shared accommodation, adventure, and cultural experiences across various regions in South Africa. It provides volunteers with a meaningful and enriching journey while contributing to local communities and exploring the country's diverse landscapes.

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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