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Why choose The Expedition Project for Community Volunteering?

You can choose to go direct to any of our partnering projects – the cost is the same and the outcomes will be too. However, with us, you join a network that focuses on collaboration, transparency, and responsible travel. As a social enterprise, we are unique in our community partnerships and project spending. Additionally, our expeditions include donations and community support, carbon offset via tree plantings, and local business partnerships. Where your money goes is very important to us!

This specially designed and exclusively packaged expedition project combines the most ethical, innovative, and inspiring community projects we have visited.

Dates: Currently paused for route redesign

Join for anything from 2 to 6 weeks with airport pick-ups and drop-offs available. This expedition includes a never-before packaged Community Partnership involving any number of our recommended exceptional community projects in South Africa.

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2 to 4 weeks available at all projects

Our roadtrips focus on sustainable community & conservation projects, inspiring towns & people, and hospitality partners that support their local communities.

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Plan a road trip with us to all or any number of the below:

Pebbles Project

Project USP – Creche and school projects

Programme summary – Creche and school projects | Education projects | Health support | Nutrition programmes | Community protection and resilience.  More details here.

Airport pick upCape Town (International)

Nearest townStellenbosch and Franschhoek

Accommodation optionsStellenbosch and Franschhoek

Nature’s Valley Trust

Project USP – Community integrated coastal, forest and wildlife conservation

Programme summary – Conservation education | Ecology research. More details here.

Airport pick upGeorge (Domestic)

Nearest townNature’s Valley

Accommodation optionsNature’s Valley, Tsitsikamma and Plettenberg Bay

Amakhala Volunteers

Project USP – Community art and health programmes

Programme summary – Community conservation education | Environmental education | Craft centre | Isipho charity trust | Education and skills development | Wildlife conservation and reserve management add-on available. More details here.

Airport pick upPort Elizabeth (Domestic)

Nearest townGrahamstown

Accommodation optionsAmakhala Reserve and Grahamstown

Friends of Chintsa

Project USP – Surfing and sports

Programme summary – Community empowerment | Surfing programme | Food and health project | Football and sports programmes | Green and sustainability initiatives | School and uniform programmes. More details here.

Airport pick upEast London (Domestic)

Nearest townChintsa

Accommodation optionsChintsa

Daktari Bush School

Project USP – Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage

Programme summary – Community development | Community upliftment | Social responsibility | environmental education | Local wildlife partnerships. More details here.

Airport pick upHoedspruit (domestic)

Nearest townHoedspruit

Accommodation optionsHoedspruit

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