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Johannesburg, South Africa
26.2041° S, 28.0473° E
South Africa
9th-10th Grade17 days$5595
June 12-June 28, 2018 Full Waitlist
June 29-July 15, 2018 Limited Inquire

Explore the many sides of South Africa on this trip designed for animal lovers with an adventurous spirit. Dig deep into the lives of the locals at the Marataba Game Reserve where you’ll work with elephants, lions, and big game in their natural habitat. Then, discover the unique landscape and compelling history of Johannesburg and Cape Town after immersing yourself in service-work with local communities. This trip is a safari for the wild at heart!


  • Sleep out in the bush while on safari at the Marataba Game Reserve
  • Assist veterinarians on a unique conservation project working with animals in the wild
  • Earn community service hours at the Bushveld Mission Children’s Home
  • Explore the rich culture, mountains, and beaches of Cape Town


Explore the wild Marataba Game Reserve looking for rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra and lion. This safari will give you an authentic look into the lives of animals in their natural habitat, and the opportunity to participate in conservation efforts to protect the native species. Sleep on tent platforms in the African bush, and work with veterinarians on a special Rhino bio-data collection project.


Connect with the future of South Africa as you work with the Bushveld Mission Children’s home. This facility hosts 60 orphans in the community. Here you’ll spend your days assisting with their most pressing projects. Work in the garden, paint a bedroom, or simply play with the kids. Make lasting memories and impressions with these children, and savor your time with them. 

cape town

The vibrant city of Cape Town is host to countless cultural wonders. It’s also surrounded by some of the most spectacular landscapes in all of South Africa. Take a hike to the top of Table Mountain for sweeping views of the bay, trek to the southernmost point of the continent to visit the wild penguin colonies, surf the South African swell on the coast, and explore the wilder sides of this magical metropolis.

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Field Notes

Trip Guide

trip details

Cost $5595
Length 17 days
Current Grades 9th-10th
Ages 15-16
Begins Johannesburg, South Africa
Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
Group Size 12

dates & availability

JUNE 12-JUNE 28, 2018 Full Waitlist
JUNE 29-JULY 15, 2018 Limited Inquire
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