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Volunteer in South Africa and explore a country boasting 11 official languages, 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 70% of the Cape Floral Kingdom’s plant species found nowhere else in the world. Volunteering in South Africa offers an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with the “Rainbow Nation” and make a lasting impact.

The major cities in South Africa have developed rapidly over the last 20 years, however, there are still many conservation, social and community development issues that plague the country.

Volunteer projects in South Africa

Volunteer opportunities in South Africa range from valuable community development projects to critical wildlife and environmental conservation projects. Join GVI during your gap year, career break or volunteer holiday to contribute to some important volunteer work in South Africa. Our projects will allow you to make a sustainable difference in a variety of different focuses, such as Wildlife ConservationChildcareTeaching, Sports or  Healthcare. GVI’s projects in South Africa are just a few of many fantastic volunteer in Africa options. To volunteer in Seychelles, click here to view our volunteer programs!


Travel abroad to volunteer in Africa – we offer great trips to both Seychelles and South Africa to contribute to important conservation and community development projects.

In South Africa GVI operates two bases – we run our community operations in a picturesque coastal village called Gordon’s Bay, located 45 minutes from Cape Town where our volunteers in Cape Town volunteer in a township at an educare centre or sanctuary for disadvantaged children and the volunteer work ranges from teaching to healthcare or construction.

You can get involved in our wildlife conservation projects is situated in Limpopo, an area that is home to some of the most remarkable wildlife (including the Big 5: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), landscapes and conservation opportunities South Africa has to offer.



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10 Reasons Why Cape Town Should Be On Your Bucket List

Let’s be honest, most of us have a bucket list with endless things we’d like to do, places we’d like to visit, or people we’d like to meet. The question is, how many of us actually pursue these dreams to make them a reality? We have compiled a list of

19 Inspiring & Stunning Gap Year Photos from South Africa

Are you heading to South Africa in the near future?  A Gap Year in South Africa promises to change your view of this African country forever. It isn’t called the ‘rainbow nation’ for nothing; diversity is the name of the game here. Join us for a visual gap year and

Our Programs in South Africa