Southern Africa is an area of infinite diversity - rich cultures, spectacular natural beauty and an untamed wilderness that lends itself very well to the young international traveller. When travelling in South Africa, however, like any other major developing nation, there are a number of key things to remember with regards to personal safety.
During the application process you will be given our Volunteer Handbook which not only gives information regarding your project but also informs you on what to expect when you arrive and some tips on health, safety and welfare in Southern Africa. Our helpful volunteer coordinators will also be on hand to make sure all the information you and your family need is comprehensive and easy to understand.
On arrival, you will be met by our friendly staff and taken to your accommodation, either at our Volunteer House in Cape Town or at the project accommodation of your chosen site. Your first couple of days, either in Cape Town or at one of our many partner projects, will include a comprehensive orientation, which covers a number of the key points outlined in the handbook. Our staff work tirelessly to make sure all the information we present to you adheres with international standards and the most current and updated international governmental protocol.