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Excursions and free time

Following a 2 day welcome session in Johannesburg, which includes hostel accommodation and information sessions that give details on the project, safety and South African customs, volunteers are all taken on 2 fantastic day trips that give them the chance to see other parts of the region.

Expedition details

Day 1

Volunteers spend the day on a guided tour of the town of Soweto, which has been home to two Nobel peace prize winners; Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. In the evening you will enjoy a meal with the staff and continue to get to know eachother.  

Day 2

Volunteers visit a city cultural village, which is rife with customs and traditions. Here, volunteers feast on local food and even learn some basic Zulu!

Accommodation during orientation

Volunteers stay at a comfortable hostel in Johannesburg, owned and run by our partner organisation. Rooms are basic, with bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities. The hostel has a TV room, kitchen, internet, fax, phone, bar, and nearby amenities include bars, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, supermarkets, shops and banks.

On the project

You can get involved in these activities whilst on the project for an additional charge; 

  • Star gazing courses
  • Boma Braai in the bush
  • Presentations from expert conservationists on a variety of topics

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