The EXPEDITION Project connects inspiring, sustainable projects and individuals with each other and with the resources they need, and it shares their stories with the world.
We have been DRIVING CHANGE since 2011. In our foundation and research years of 2011 – 2013, we travelled 36535km (22701miles), visited 353 towns & 155 projects, with the help of 405 hospitality partners, to meet and understand the challenges communities face. We then connect projects, communities, ideas and individuals with each other, share their successes and help take them one step further with contacts, expertise and funding.
The EXPEDITION Project works with organisations, NPOs, charities, social enterprises and small businesses to create a reliable network across South Africa for all to use as a ‘how, what, where, who’ resource. Our vision is to contribute meaningfully to sustainable rural communities, food security and improved quality of life for all South Africans.
Our firsthand experience of working with underprivileged communities has done away with any illusions we may have started out with. And yet, we have emerged more hopeful for the future. Where obstacles stand in the way of meaningful change, we see opportunities for creativity and growth. Where resources are scant, we see the potential to use what is right here at hand.
– Our Search Engine
Our partners, which include projects, accommodation and restaurants, and activities, are our collaborators across Southern Africa. Our aim is to connect and collaborate with as much of a town or community as possible and therefore involve local businesses and projects together. Our partnering projects are chosen for their inspiring work, and our partnering local businesses for their support to not only their local community and our identified projects, but The EXPEDITION Project ethos as a whole.
– Our Online Opportunities
Our growing collection of mini-courses is a doorway into the conservation industry, presenting content directly from wildlife veterinarians, ecologists, game reserves and researchers. We’ve packaged our course topics as individual modules to make them accessible and affordable, while also allowing learners to mix and match their own learning programmes.
– Our Community
You can purchase anything within The Expedition Project as a one-off purchase or add a membership and get discounts and added benefits!