African Adventure

  • Duration: 13 DAY(S)
  • Type: Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Volunteer – The excitement of Africa!
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  • Physical Rating:
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An African Adventure where you experience living on a Big 5 game reserve, help at-risk children and more!

Overview

Experience all South Africa has to offer!


Spend the beginning of your trip working on a community project to help at-risk children at our creches and immerse yourself in the South African culture as you visit a cultural village and learn traditional dancing. 


There are exciting optional activities allowing you to visit the beautiful Cape Vidal, go on hippo & crocodile boat cruises and interact with Rescued elephants. 


You'll then live on a Big 5 game reserve where you can track endangered wildlife and help to protect their habitat! Evenings will be spent bonding around campfires as you listen to the animal sounds around you. 


There will be trips to Kosi bay with a boat cruise, and time to relax on the beach. 


This truly gives you the best of South Africa!

Basic Itinerary
DAY 1 Itinerary

Arrive anytime on the first day. If you have purchased the Airport Add On your team leader will be waiting for you in an ROV shirt holding an ROV sign. Alternatively, you can meet us at the accommodation listed in your 4 weeks prior to program email.

There is a walking tour of St Lucia in the afternoon and a group dinner giving everyone a chance to get to know each other.

Meals Provided: Dinner

DAY 2 Itinerary

This morning after breakfast you will head out to the local village and receive an introduction to the Creche project. You may be building a new classroom, a soup kitchen, or other meaningful projects. Each program set the projects undertaken will vary slightly and this will be due to the current needs of the community.

After lunch, you'll have some free time to relax.

Later in the day, there is an optional sunset boat cruise where you can see hippos and crocodiles. You will be absolutely amazed by the number of hippos you see. Check out the add ons section for more information.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 3 Itinerary

Today you will continue work on the creche project. There will be cement to that needs mixing, holes to be dug, or walls to be painted. The children at the creche are always up for a game and their beautiful smiles will make it impossible to say no.

You'll continue work on the creche project before returning for some time to relax before dinner.

In the evening you'll be treated to a local dancing performance.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 4 Itinerary

Your day will be busy undertaking the Creche project.

During the afternoon we return to the accommodation where you can relax by the pool, read a good book, play cards games or catch up on some Netflix.

After dinner, there will be some free time.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 5 Itinerary

This morning we will go to Veyanne Village to see a traditional Zulu village. You'll be able to dress up in traditional clothing, learn the art of weaving and reenact hunting dances. After lunch, there is the optional add on to visit Cape Vidal. You'll drive through iSimangaliso in our Game Park vehicles to Cape Vidal. It's an absolutely stunning drive and it will lead you to a private beach where we'll enjoy a traditional Braii (BBQ). For those who haven't purchased the add on, you can spend your afternoon relaxing by the pool. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch.

DAY 6 Itinerary

This morning we will be leaving our accommodation in St.Lucia and making our way to the game park where you will be living for the next three days! On the way, you'll visit a Cheetah Rehabilitation centre where you can get up and close with the cheetahs and the other cat species who are residents there.

There will be time to settle into your new accommodation before an orientation tour of the game reserve,

Enjoy dinner sitting around a campfire, listening to the sounds of the wildlife around you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 7 Itinerary

Today you'll be up bright and early! After a quick light breakfast, you'll head off on a game park walk exploring your surroundings, and will begin tracking wildlife on foot. 

On return, you'll stop for a break before starting on the next tasks. This might be more animal tracking, removing alien plant species from the reserve or learning about telemetry.  

You'll enjoy Dinner at the Game Park followed by a night drive.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 8 Itinerary

It will be another early start today as you explore the game reserve. You may be lucky enough to see the animals as they make their way to the waterholes. 

Like yesterday, you'll rotate between tasks which will consist of animal tracking, plant removal, telemetry and more!

Dinner will again be spent around the campfire and you'll be treated to another night drive.  

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 9 Itinerary

This morning after breakfast you will leave the game reserve and start making your way to Kosi Bay which is a beautiful waterway made up of four lakes before it meets the ocean.  Here we will be on the endless white beaches by the warm Indian Ocean coast. Kosi Bay is a  magical place of shimmering lakes, forests, bush and pristine seashore.

On the way, there is an optional visit to an elephant rehabilitation centre where you can meet Rambo the giant bull elephant and spend some time getting to know him and his very touching story. For more information see the add ons section in your profile. 

There will be some time to settle into the accommodation in Kosi Bay before you take part in a forest walk. The forest surrounds the lakes and ocean and is absolutely stunning!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 10 Itinerary

Wake up in the beautiful Kosi Bay where we will be taking a boat cruise through the beautiful lakes and viewing some breathtaking scenery.

In the afternoon you will be treated to a fish Braii (BBQ), sampling some delicious local seafood.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 11 Itinerary

After breakfast, we will be leaving Kosi Bay and making our way back to St.Lucia. 

Settle back into the accommodation before spending a relaxing afternoon at the beach. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 12 Itinerary

Today you will be finishing up any last-minute work on the building project at the creche. 

We'll then have a party to celebrate the completion of the project and say farewell to the children in the community. This is a highlight for everyone and you will really feel a sense of accomplishment kowing that you have been a part of something incredible that really changes lives.

On return to the accommodation, you will have some free time to relax before your final dinner in St.Lucia.

This is a chance for you and your fellow team members to have a night in a local restaurant and celebrate the completion of an amazing two weeks together.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 13 Itinerary

Departure day, enjoy a relaxed morning where you can say goodbye to your new friends. If you have booked the Airport drop off add-on, your team leader will drop you at the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch.

What's Included
  1. All accommodation and camping materials
  2. All on ground transport Excl. airport transfers
  3. Entry permits for game reserves Contribution to the Reach Out Soup Kitchen Project
  4. Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre visit
  5. ROV Team Leader
  6. Zulu Cultural Centre
  7. Zulu language classes
  8. ROV t-shirt

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Included Meals
  1. Breakfast 12
  2. Lunch 12
  3. Dinner 10
Add-Ons
  1. Airport Collection & Drop Off (South Africa) ($35.00)
  2. Extra Night Before Program (South Africa) ($75.00)
  3. Extra Night After Program (South Africa) ($75.00)
  4. Flight Booking Service ($75.00)
  5. Shark Diving ($370.00)
  6. Hippo & Crocodile Boat Cruise ($32.50)
  7. Elephant Interaction ($79.95)
  8. Cape Vidal Tour & Beach BBQ ($49.95)
  9. Standard ROV T-Shirt (Unisex) ($10.00)
  10. Save The Rhinos t-shirt (Unisex) ($17.50)
  11. Airport Collection & Drop Off (South Africa) ($35.00)
Airport Information

Programs commencing Nov 2019 - Feb 2020

  • Arrival: Durban International Airport (DUR) – you can arrive at any time on the arrival day. Take the Airport pickup Add On and we'll be there when you land.
  • Departure: Durban International Airport (DUR) – you can depart at any time on the final day. Take the airport drop-off Add On and we will take you to the airport.

Programs commencing from May 2020 onwards

  • Arrival:  Richards Bay (RCB) – you can arrive at any time on the arrival day
  • Departure: Richards Bay (RCB) – you can depart at any time on the final day

Need help booking flights ROV can help, check out the add-on section in your profile.

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  • Program cost $1,888.00/ person

  • Program cost excludes flights.

Program cost $1,888.00