Volunteering, responsible tourism, helping schools. Responsible tourism and volunteering
Responsible tourism and volunteering

South Africa offers a wealth of voluntourism and responsible tourism programmes – the best of which are governed by standards to ensure valuable, worthwhile exchanges.

Volunteer projects in South Africa
Volunteer projects in South Africa

Voluntourism is an innovative and fun experienced-base way to enjoy a country like South Africa and discover its people at a grassroots level.

Volunteers studying sharks. Marine volunteer projects
Marine volunteer projects

South Africa’s massive shark and dolphin populations, resident African penguins and annual whale visitors provide much work for enthusiastic marine volunteers.

HIV/AIDS Volunteering
HIV/AIDS Volunteering

Volunteering to work with HIV/AIDS patients can be emotionally and mentally challenging, but it can also be a profound and life-enhancing experience.

Voluntourists in South Africa. Tips for voluntourists to South Africa
Tips for voluntourists to South Africa

If you’re looking for tips on being a voluntourist to South Africa, the first and best tip is to ask questions. And find a reputable operator.

Birding and flora volunteer projects
Birding and flora volunteer projects

Bird and plant enthusiasts will enjoy opportunities to work with raptors and sea birds in South Africa, and to research its natural biodiversity.

Volunteers work on elephant conservation. Wildlife volunteer projects
Wildlife volunteer projects

There are dozens of opportunities to interact with wildlife on a volunteer basis in South Africa, including Big Five, endangered species and orphaned animal projects.

Volunteer teaching
Volunteer teaching

Education is one of South Africa’s of the biggest challenges, and there are plenty of eager minds waiting to absorb information willingly shared by edu-volunteers.

Horses and riders at the Kaapsehoop Horse Trails Volunteer Project. Kaapsehoop Horse Trails Volunteer Project, Mpumalanga
Kaapsehoop Horse Trails Volunteer Project, Mpumalanga

Stretch your horizons and saddle up. The Kaapsehoop Horse Trails Volunteer Project will change your life and the lives of the local community.

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Andulela Tours, Cape Town
Andulela Tours, Cape Town

Andulela Tours offers unusual day trips around Cape Town, giving you giving you insider information and a share in positive energy via responsible tourism.

​Take a tour of Soweto
​Take a tour of Soweto

Soweto is South Africa's best-known township. There are many different ways to visit this sprawling area, which started out as an encampment for black mineworkers and is now large enough to be called a city in its own right.

Children learning to work with clay Light from Africa
Light from Africa

The Light from Africa Foundation in Cape Town gives orphaned and vulnerable children an opportunity to express their creativity by working with clay. 

The Dancing Fish Gallery is a showcase of Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho creativity. The Dancing Fish gallery, Limpopo
The Dancing Fish gallery, Limpopo

Located at the Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge in the Soutpansberg, the Dancing Fish gallery reflects an in-depth appreciation of Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho culture, art and crafts, informed by meticulous research.

Art Versatile Art Versatile, East London
Art Versatile, East London

This young Xhosa artist has a game plan, good art education grounding, a style of his own and ambitions to sell his work around the world.

Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg The Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg
The Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg

The Old Prison in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, has been transformed from an infamous jail to a place of hope and education for the local community.

Dinokeng, responsible tourism, Refilwe township Dinokeng’s Responsible Tourism, Gauteng
Dinokeng’s Responsible Tourism, Gauteng

Dinokeng destinations and tours are being certified by Fair Trade in Tourism. This popular destination near Pretoria now has an added attraction for travellers.

De Zeekoe De Zeekoe Fair Trade Farmstay, Oudtshoorn
De Zeekoe Fair Trade Farmstay, Oudtshoorn

A farmstay near Oudtshoorn offers meerkats, good birdlife, buck and the 'Shy 5'. Stay in self-catering wooden cabins or in more luxurious rooms.