Volunteer & Travel South Africa

South Africa

Sandile Cele
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Sep 30 - Dec 15, 2016
Group size: 3 - 10
Volunteer & Travel South Africa
South Africa

Sandile Cele
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Deposit: $300
Sep 30 - Dec 15, 2016
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

* Sep 21, 2016

Come have an authentic experience while volunteering at our family operated children's centres. You will be part of our family and community in Durban,Kwa-Zulu/Natal. This is done while preserving the dignity of our people and culture. If you are looking for a genuine and unique trip to South Africa,come join us.

Together with our volunteers we will go on  adventure backpacking tours to all the famous spots in and around South Africa. Explore the Garden Route all the way to Cape Town, go for a Safari to the Kruger National Park and visit other African Countries like Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho.  

Volunteers bring great energy and excitement when they come to our Centres. Every year we look forward to having you stay with us and share your experiences. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is a privilege for us to welcome you to our family.

We can skype: volunteertrav  for further information and insight.

4 Weeks volunteering, includes an Adventure Backpacking Trip to the Kruger National Park and Johannesburg.

8 Weeks Volunteering, includes an Adventure Backpacking Trip to the Kruger National Park, Johannesburg Drakensberg Mountains, a beach trip to Mozambique with a stop in Swaziland.

11 Weeks Volunteering , includes Backpacking to the Kruger National Park , Johannesburg, Drakensberg Mountain, Lesotho, a beach trip to Mozambique and a stop in Swaziland, and a drive adventure along the Garden Route all the way to Cape Town.


What’s included


1 Month (4 weeks) Volunteering  $ 1 101

* Accommodation  
* Food (3 meals a day) 
* Airport Pick up/Drop off
* Skype Interview 
* Arrival Orientation 
* VT T-shirt 
* Local Transportation 
* Durban weekend activities (concerts/food festivals/markets/attractions) 
* Township Experience 
* Zulu Cultural Experience 
* Hiking Safari (Kwa-Zulu/Natal) 
* Kruger National Park (Camping+ Safari) 
* Johannesburg (Apartheid Museum/World Heritage Site/City Tour/Soweto) 
* Accommodation and Breakfast will be provided during all Adventure Travels and Trips

2nd Month (8 weeks) Volunteering also includes:  $ 1 890

* Drakensberg Mountains Trip 
* Lesotho Visit (Country Within South Africa) 
* Swaziland Visit (Country Within South Africa & Mozambique) 
* Mozambique Beach Trip 
* Accommodation and Breakfast will be provided during all Adventure Travels and Trips  

3rd Month (11 weeks) Volunteering also includes $  2 978

* Garden Route Tour all the way to and including Cape Town 
* Stops at Coffee Bay, Jeffrey’s Bay, Wilderness, Hermanus
* Accommodation and Breakfast will be provided during all Adventure trips

Not included

* Airfare to South Africa
* Visa fees for Mozambique, Swaziland & Lesotho
* Some meals on Adventure Tours

Before You Go

Below are some of the qualities that can contribute to a pleasant experience whilst Volunteering & Traveling We are very selective with the type of people we would like to work with. Our aim is to attract those that have a positive attitude and realistic expectations. Respecting the way, we do things is extremely important.

We prefer that volunteers stay for the full 3 months but we also accept volunteers that stay for 2 months or 1 months, depending on available positions.





A Skype interview is essential to make sure the trip will be a success for potential travels.

Available options

4 more weeks,Mozambique,Swaziland,Drankensberg,Lesotho
4 more weeks,Cape Town, Gardern route Tour


Full South African Volunteer & Travel Experience
11 weeks Full South African Volunteer & Travel Experience
Volunteer Duties • Childcare • Kitchen duties • Gardening • Administration • Special projects • Painting • Teaching • Fundraising • Food Distribution • Cleaning • Community outreach We would like people help around the centers, anywhere possible Durban Activities Included Surfing Paddle Boarding Hiking Food Markets Kwa-Zulu/Natal Scenic Tours Cultural Experience Township Experience Durban Lifestyle Tours: Kruger National Park Johannesburg Soweto Drakensberg Lesotho Swaziland Mozambique Garden Route Cape Town

Your Organizer

Sandile Cele
My passion for traveling started 16 years ago and it hasn't stopped since.I have lived in Florianopolis, Brasil and spent about 8 years, living, studying,working and snowboarding in Colorado, US. I moved back to South Africa, 4 years ago to work with my grandmother run her 3 non-profit children's centres in Durban, South Africa. I am also driven by sharing the positive South Africa which is not usually shown in the media. Processed to these trips go into the childrens' centres we operate. My objective is to truly share our, family culture and desire to help our communities in South Africa. A majority of our past volunteers have found their experience to be authentic and rewarding.


Hey everybody, we worked for 5 weeks here in Umgababa and we loved it! Our time there was amazing and we enjoyed every singel day. To work with the children is so much fun. If u see them u have to love them. In the center is a lot of work to do. Teaching and entertaining the children, preparing the food, cleaning up and help where help is needed. Our work was to support the two lovely women who are working at the center. It was a great experience to work with them together. We felt very welcome and when the work was done we always had a lot of fun. U will spend your time with Sandile on the weekends and he will show u nice places in Durban and surrounding. Our weekends were the best. We went out for dinner, went to concerts and other events. To live with Sandile is very nice and u get closer to the Zulu culture and the real african lifestyle. We also visited the other children center in Kwa Mashu and celebrated the Heritage Day together. Best day in South Africa! If u want to come here we promise u will have a great time. Most important things are that u can work in a team and u should be openminded for new things. But be aware that the life is different here. Thank u so much for having this awesome time together. Best regards to everyone and we are pretty sure we will see u again !!!!!! Lara & Sara
By Lara Sophie on Jul 17, 2016