Kruger to Cape

Kruger Park, South Africa

Duration: 56 days
Group size: 1 - 30
Kruger to Cape
Kruger Park, South Africa

Duration: 56 days
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

The Kruger to Cape Volunteer Volunteer Tour will take you through some of the best that southern Africa has to offer in terms of wildlife, culture, beaches, sights and scenery. First you embark on a 5-day camping safari through the world famous Kruger National Park to spot big game, including the big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino!

On your return, it’s time to explore Eswatini and you will get involved in grassroots community projects and have time to give back to others and learn more about the way of life in Eswatini. In the middle of your volunteer experience in Eswatini, you will have a vacation to tropical Mozambique where you spend time on palm-fringed Indian Ocean beaches and snorkel with amazing megafauna such as Whale Sharks, dolphins, turtles and Manta Rays.

Then it’s time to head to spectacular South Africa, where you will get a taste of one of South Africa’s largest cities, Johannesburg, before flying to the Mother City of Cape Town! In Cape Town you’ll be exploring all this city has to offer and can experience activities including climbing table mountain, visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, standing on the most South Westerly Point of Africa at Cape Point and shopping for souvenirs in local craft markets. Cape Town is the start point where you will begin your tour of South Africa’s most visited areas, The Garden Route. You’ll see some of the most amazing beaches, interact with local people and wildlife, take part in activities including Canoeing in Wilderness, game drive in Addo Elephant Park, seeing the most southerly point of Africa at Cape Agulhas and seeing the magnificent formations of the Cango Caves. You also have the option to volunteer again at one of our placements working with children or disabled people in two local townships.

Volunteer Role

There are three distinct parts to this travel experience each with its own interesting flavour. 

In Kruger, you will be joining a camping safari holiday. Here your days will be spent on game drives searching for the incredibly diverse wildlife that this world-renowned national park has to offer, while at night you will be camped out under the African stars, sitting around a crackling campfire listening to tales of the African bush. While in Kruger, your guide will teach you about the animals and plants of the African Savannah and how important it is to protect this beautiful but fragile ecosystem. 

When you arrive in the beautiful mountainous kingdom of Eswatini your role will switch to volunteer as you get involved in projects that aim to uplift the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.

Volunteers have the option of choosing one of the following projects:

Childcare which involves assisting the teachers at our Neighbourhood Care Points (NCP’s), which act as preschools for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Building which involves projects such as laying bricks for new classrooms or maintaining the gardens at our NCP’s.

Sports which includes assisting with running sporting activities with our NCP children including swimming lessons (depending on the season).

NEW! Savannah & Wildlife Conservation this project involves conducting multiple types of research with different species. Some of the conservation activities are conducted at specific times of the year whilst others are conducted all year round. Our coordinating project scientist will teach you how to assist with data collection throughout your project duration. 

The fourth week of your experience is spent on beautiful golden and sandy beaches of sunny Mozambique. After two weeks of hard work in Eswatini it’ll be time to relax in this tropical climate and swim the blue waters of the warm and inviting Indian Ocean. Mozambique is a colourful and vibrant African country like no other and it is here that you will get to spend the last six days of your trip - a wonderful finale to an inspiring tour.

You will then head back to Eswatini for two weeks to finish your work at your volunteer placement before packing your bag again and adventure in South Africa! Learn about its Apartheid past; sunbathe on glorious beaches; have an up-close encounter with an ostrich; get a rush of adrenaline on optional extra activities such as bungy jumping or quad biking; and learn about the local food and culture. In Cape Town, you have the option to work on child care or with disabled individuals in the Townships of Imizamo Yethu or Hangberg in Hout Bay. Your projects will involve either working with disadvantaged and vulnerable children helping with basic life skill training, teaching and support through care and attention; or assisting at a local centre for the disabled where clients are supported to develop skills. You will use your free weekends to explore the restaurants, beaches, historical museums and nightlife of one of Africa’s best cities.

*Please note that the activities listed above are based on availability and may vary by season. These are samples of activities that volunteers are likely to participate in.

Where Your Project Fees Go

By signing up with us you are donating your time and skills to work directly with communities in need through a structured project. There are many benefits to working with an organisation like ours. It is hard to find internships to support in a foreign country that are safe, worthwhile and reputable. When you sign-up for one of our projects for 2 or 12-weeks, you become part of a bigger, sustainable plan that our team of qualified staff has carefully crafted. You will also receive travel and visa support, orientation, a safe place to stay, logistical support, in addition to clear expectations of the work you will do. This is why we charge a fee for volunteering or interning abroad. 

Your project fee goes towards a company you can trust, an experience that is worthwhile and an opportunity that will make a positive and sustainable impact on the community you have chosen to serve. For more information, please read here about our work towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. 

Accommodation & Meals

During your stay, you will be accommodated in a variety of lodges as you tour Southern Africa, but your home base will be the award-winning Lidwala Lodge in Ezulwini Valley and then Tilak Lodge in Tofo, Mozambique. Three meals a day will also be provided, some on a self-serve basis and others cooked for you. Enquire for private rooms. 

Project Start Dates

 The start date for this project is the first Monday of the month throughout the year, with the exception of December when new participants are not accepted. 

Please ensure your flight arrives BEFORE 1:00pm.

Day in the Life of an Intern

7:00: Wake up to see the sunshine, jump in a hot shower, and get yourself started for the day with breakfast!

7:30: Travel to your placement and get ready to begin your day. 

8:00: Participate in your chosen project.

12:00: Lunch hour! Time to eat the packed lunch you made that morning!

12:30: Begin your afternoon’s work with a full stomach and enthusiasm!

15:00: Return back to your accommodation and share your day’s adventures with other volunteers - maybe even a quick swim in the pool!

18:30: Enjoy a delicious evening meal and relax!

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you work with children, you will be in places where modesty will be an important factor. Please make sure you dress appropriately- failure to do so may result in you missing a day of interning. More information in the dress code will be provided in the pre-flight guide. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

The following apply unless an agent agreement is in place or an invoice is provided containing alternate cancellation terms. 

  • If an experience is cancelled by the client: 
    • A standard cancellation fee shall be applied as in (c) below.
    • If a participant is a no show then they are not entitled to a refund. 
    • Each invoice will show cancellation terms relevant to the experience or tour booked. The standard Cancellation fees are: 
      • For cancellations prior to 90 days from arrival, the cancellation fee is the booking deposit; 
      • For cancellations between 89 and 60 days from arrival, the cancellation fee is 40% of the booking amount; 
      • For cancellations between 59 and 31 days from arrival, the cancellation fee is 70% of the booking amount; 
      • For cancellations between 30 and 14 days from arrival, the cancellation fee is 90% of the booking amount; 
      • For cancellations within 14 days from arrival or no-shows, the cancellation fee is 100% of the booking amount. 
  • No refunds will be granted if the participant’s expectations of the experience are not met or the participant is required to leave the experience early for personal circumstances.
  • If an experience is cancelled by a 3rd party provider (supplier not a booking client) and an alternate experience of a similar nature cannot be arranged: 
    • If an experience is cancelled by a 3rd party prior to arrival the standard cancellation fees will apply. 
    • If an experience is cancelled by a 3rd party once the participant has arrived no refund will be due.
  • If an experience is cancelled by All Out Africa and an alternate activity of a similar nature cannot be arranged the following will apply:
    • If the cancellation occurs prior to arrival a full refund will be due. 
    • If the cancellation occurs once the participant has arrived a refund of the cost for the balance of the experience will be due. 

What’s included

  • 24/7 Support
    24/7 support from All Out Africa staff before and during your trip!
  • Project Program
    Projects specifically designed to enable you to make an active contribution during your stay.
  • Staff Expertise
    In-field supervision and support by volunteer project coordinators who are experts in their fields.
  • Country Orientation
    Comprehensive orientation to country, culture, and your role upon arrival.
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Tours
    Tour guide for the duration of your tours.
  • Local Transport Fares
  • Medical Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • All Flights & Visas

Available Packages

8 Weeks
Deposit: $485
10 Weeks
Deposit: $534
11 Weeks
Deposit: $566
12 Weeks
Deposit: $593

Available options



Day 1-2
Arrival & Transfer to Kruger National Park

Day 1: Fly into OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg where you will be met by All Out Africa staff members who will transfer you by road from Johannesburg to Backpackers Connection. It is approximately 18 minutes from OR Tambo Airport. 

Day 2: Have breakfast and depart from Backpackers Connection to Komati River Chalets. On your way to Komati River Chalets there will be a quick stop to grab a self catered lunch. Upon your arrival, kick back and relax, later on the day you will receive an orientation to Kruger National Park which followed by a mouth-watering dinner. Previous groups have had great sightings of lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, zebra to name just a few animals!  

Your Organizer

All Out Africa
All Out Africa provides volunteer experiences across southern Africa to inbound travelers since 2004, including educational group tours since 2006. We develop & run our own conservation & humanitarian projects under our charity the All Out Africa Foundation which focuses it's work in Eswatini, Mozambique & South Africa. We run our own service projects, trekking activities, research centres, leadership & adventure activities & have a range of facilities, vehicles & guides.