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Explore the best bits of South Africa

Ultimate South Africa

16 Days | Group Volunteer Tour

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Enjoy the Ultimate South African Experience - Cape Town, Kruger & Volunteering in Chintsa

Who should apply?

Travellers excited to see the best of South Africa including the Mother City of Cape Town, the Big 5 wild animals in Kruger and to spend time volunteering in the beach town of Chintsa.


16 Days


Cape Town, Chintsa, Kruger


Explore the best of Cape Town: Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point and watch for Whales in Gansbaai
Journey up the stunning Garden Route; see Knysna & the Cango Caves, go to Addo National Elephant Park, the ostrich farm & Monkey Land
Volunteer in Chintsa on a community volunteer project

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Travellers will stay in a range of 3 star lodges & hotels along the route. Whilst volunteering in Chintsa, Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers hosts volunteers in dorm style accommodation.

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Day 1
International flight

Day 2
Arrival Cape Town International Airport
Transfer to hotel to check in and unpack
Walking tour of Cape Town

Day 3
0700 Breakfast before the day of adventures
0830-0900 Cape Peninsula Tour:
Boat Cruise and Scenic Chapman's Peak
Penguins at Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope and a bike tour
1730 Return to the hotel, shower and change, head out for dinner
1900-2000 Dinner

Day 4
0730 Breakfast
0800 Depart for Table Mountain Hike (weather permitting)
1230 Picnic Lunch
Transfer to V&A Waterfront
Robben Island Tour
1830 Dinner before returning to the hotel

Day 5
0630 Early start for the transfer day from Cape Town to Chintsa
0700-0730 Breakfast and check out
0745 Board bus for the airport
Lunch upon arrival in the beach town of Chintsa. Unpack and settle into Buccaneers Backpackers which will be your home for the next 7 days
1930 Dinner at Buccaneers

Day 6
0730 Breakfast
0830 Depart for project "Transforming Learning & Sporting Environments" - Today's tasks will include preparing the area for the jungle gym and play areas that will be devel-oped. Typical work will involve removing the "clutter" around the school, understanding the design plan and marking out the design.
1415 Lunch
1315 Project continued
1730 Visit to the giant sand dune - Supa-Chintsa-Sunset and short walk home. A fun afternoon to get the sea air into your hard travelled bodies with a short coastal hike home.
1900 Dinner

Day 7
0730 Breakfast
0830 Depart for project "Transforming Learning & Sporting Environments!"
1330 Lunch and relax
1430 Surf School, Beach Games & Free time
1900 Dinner & DVD evening

Day 8
0730 Breakfast
0830 Depart for project "Transforming Learning & Sporting Environments!"
1300 Lunch and relax
1345 Continue project
Cultural Tour in Tradiitonal Xhosa village
1900 Return to Buccaneers Dinner

Day 9
0730 Breakfast
0830 Depart for project "Transforming Learning & Sporting Environments!"
1300 Lunch
1345 Project continued
1630 Free time
1900 Dinner

Day 10
0730 Breakfast
0830 Depart for project "Transforming Learning & Sporting Environments!"
1330 Lunch at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
Game drive
1900 Dinner at Buccaneers

Day 11
0730 Breakfast
0830 Depart for project "Transforming Learning & Sporting Environments!" - complete outstanding tasks
1330 Lunch
1830 Dinner - Farewell braai

Day 12
0530 Breakfast
Departure from Chintsa for East London Airport and your onward journey to Kruger National Park - With your objectives having been achieved, we wish you a safe and happy onward journey.
Fly to Johannesburg where you are met by our Kruger team for a scenic drive taking you to the first stop to take in the sights of Blyde River Canyon and enjoy the magnificent view of Gods Window and the Three Rondavels.
A roadside stop for you to fill up before continuing drive.
Take in the African wilderness, sights and sounds as you enjoy a lodge dinner.

Day 13
0545 Early Up
Game drive - Kruger National Park
1300 Lunch
Back in the bush
1700 Leave the bush and head for a dinner under the stars at the lodge

Day 14
0630 Breakfast
0730 Information Excursion - Begin the day with a visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre - informative talk on rehabilita-tion and conservation
1300 Lunch
1400 Afternoon walk and drive - The afternoon brings a change as we give you an intimate experience of the bush - doing it on foot is as real as it gets.
Early dinner followed by night drive at 1830 - Fill up, dress warmly and head out for a night drive through this exciting night environment for a very different experience of the bush.

Day 15
0730 Breakfast
A lazy final morning allows you to pack and ponder the wonders of South Africa you have shared.
You will be leaving Kruger around mid day for the Airport and a transfer to JHB International where you will prepare for your departure from South Africa.
Check in and prepare for your return journey.

*The Cape Town section of the tour may change due to weather conditions. The ferry to Robben Island does not run in high wind or seas. It's sometimes better to go in the am or to swop the 2 days to allow for the better sea conditions. This trip is a highlight so we do try to get our groups across.
**Itineraries and projects can be adapted to suit group requirements.

For bookings and inquiries email or call +27 (0)43 738 5523/ +27 (0)82 327 3944