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Volunteer Expeditions South Africa Office
Phone: +27 11 234 5678
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Address: 5th Floor, World Trade Centre, Sandton
Johannesburg, 2196
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Ultimate South Africa Experience

Ultimate South Africa Experience

R29,995.00

The Ultimate South African Volunteer Adventure Experience takes you throughout South Africa starting in Johannesburg and eventually ending in Cape Town after 4 unbelievable weeks.

  • Kruger National Park
  • Drakensberg
  • Lesotho
  • Durban
  • Kwantu Game Reserve
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Garden Route
  • Cape Town

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Description

Cost: R29 995 per trip

Start Dates: See Dates

Duration: 4 weeks

Brief Overview

South Africa is a beautiful country with much to offer such as its sandy beaches, the famed Kruger Park wildlife reserve, famous surf spots, Big 5, mountainous landmarks such as Table Mountain, and much much more.

This exciting experience takes you throughout South Africa starting in Johannesburg and eventually ending in Cape Town after 4 unbelievable weeks. The tour includes a trip to the famous Kruger Park, down the Sunshine Coast, a big 5 wildlife volunteering experience, and the Garden Route ending in Cape Town.

Accommodation and Meals

You will be accommodated in single sex dorm rooms. The facilities will differ along the route, but on the wildlife program, you will have a lounge area with a fire place and TV to use during your leisure time. There will also be an entertainment room available with a pool table, table tennis board, dart board and a Big screen TV.

During the trip (when not on the wildlife program), the accommodation will be basic and on a certain meal basis (so please double check your itinerary beforehand). However, while on the volunteering portion at the wildlife program, you will receive 3 meals a day which will be prepared by the kitchen staff.

Transport

During the trip, you will have a tour facilitator who will be with you to ensure that you have a great experience on the trip, but will also give you enough space in your free time to enjoy and do whatever you would like in that particular area.

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Itinerary

South Africa: Johannesburg – Panorama Route – Kruger NP – St Lucia Wetland Park – Durban – Royal Natal NP – Drakensberg – Lesotho: Pony trekking – South Africa: Coffee Bay – Hole in the Wall (optional) – Big 5 wildlife and conservation program – Addo Elephant NP – Jeffreys Bay – Humansdorp – Port Elizabeth

COUNTRIES VISITED: SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, LESOTHO

Day 1 South Africa – Panorama Route
Leaving Johannesburg we travel along the Panorama Route which is one of South Africa’s most scenic drives, where we visit the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world and the view is dominated by the Three Rondavels, huge rocky outcrops at the end of the canyon. Guests will spend the night in the Greater Kruger area and visit a local village for a display of tribal dancing.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2/3 Kruger National Park
Today we enter the world famous Kruger National Park which houses the big 5. The next two days are spent exploring the southern Kruger area and we have a good chance of sighting Africa’s famed big five. An optional night drive is available.
Optional Activities: Night Drive, game walk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4/5 Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
After entering the Kingdom of Swaziland we spend the next two nights in the Mlilwane Nature Reserve. Swaziland is a land-locked country that gained independence in 1968. Exploring the area on foot gives you the chance to appreciate the scenery as well as the animals, there are no dangerous predators here. We all experience the wonderful Swazi culture in the evening with a display of traditional dancing.
Optional Activities: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Horse Riding and Game Viewing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 South Africa – Isimangaliso (Greater St Lucia) Wetland Park
We leave Swaziland and re-enter South Africa driving down the warm Indian Ocean coast. Spend the afternoon exploring the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and take an included afternoon sunset cruise on the lagoon. This UNISCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Hluhluwe and Imfolozi Game Reserve and Durban
This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve for a guided game drive. The park is the only state-run park in the province of Kwazulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. We enter the coastal city of Durban in the late afternoon. Durban is South Africa’s largest marine port and is a well-known surfing destination. The evening can be spent enjoying authentic Indian cuisine as Durban is also home to the largest population of people of Indian decent outside of India.
Optional Activities: Dinner and night out in Durban
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8/9 Drakensberg
We leave behind the beautiful beaches of KwaZulu Natal and travel inland to the Royal Natal NP, part of the massive Drakensberg escarpment. The Drakensberg is South Africa’s highest mountain range with peaks at over 3000 metres. You can choose between many activities including an included guided hike or optional horse riding.
Optional Activities: Horse Riding, Extra Hiking.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10/11 Lesotho – Malealea
Lesotho is a land-locked country completely surrounded by South Africa, and is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1000 metres. It’s a scenic drive up to the Lesotho border, where the popular pony trekking excursion requires an early morning for those who are participating. Lesotho villagers will guide you along remote trails where there are spectacular views. You can also remain at the lodge and visit a village school and craft market.
Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking, School Visit.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12/13 South Africa – Hogsback
Leaving the ‘Kingdom in the Skies’ behind we travel south to the picturesque Hogsback Valley. Here we will find pockets of the original Afro-Montane Rainforest, plus several stunning waterfalls such as Bridal Veil Falls and Madonna and Child Falls. Our guide will take you on a gentle hike into the surrounding forest but you are free to relax or rent a Mountain Bike instead.
Optional Activities: Horse riding, Mountain biking.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14-21 Kwantu Game Reserve
Here at Kwantu guests will be treated to a true African volunteering experience where they will get a chance to make a difference to the natural environment while interacting with endangered species such as Bengal tigers, the big 5, elephants at their elephant sanctuary and much more.
Optional activities: Elephant riding, safari walk
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 22 Addo Elephant National Park/ PE
Addo is home to one of the densest concentration of African elephants on the continent, plus Cape buffalo, Lion, Black Rhino and countless antelope. Proclaimed a national park in 1931 it is now one of South Africa’s success stories and an excellent game viewing experience.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23/ 24 Jeffreys Bay- The surf capital of South Africa
Take a scenic drive along the coast to Jeffreys Bay where there is an abundance of activities from surfing to horse riding, shopping and much more. Here we will try our hand at surfing at a local surf school.

Day 25 Tsitsikamma National Park

Day 26 Knysna

Day 27 Mossel Bay/ Oudtshoorn

Day 28 Cape Town

Accommodation and meals

You will be housed in dorm type accommodation during the tour and breakfast will be provided at your accommodation on a daily basis. Lunch and dinner stops will be made to give volunteers an opportunity to sample the local cuisine.

Whilst every effort is taken on the project to ensure a structured program, we are sure that you can appreciate the fact that the project operates in a dynamic environment and therefore it is difficult to provide participants with a set itinerary. Should you however require further information in this regard, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you further.

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