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Johannesburg, South Africa
26.2041° S, 28.0473° E
South Africa
9th-10th Grade17 days$5995*
June 11-June 27, 2019 Limited Inquire
June 28-July 14, 2019 Limited Inquire
July 15-July 31, 2019 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. Discover the unique landscape and compelling history of South Africa 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 working with children of local communities.
  • Explore the rich culture, mountains, bush, and beaches of South Africa on this once in a lifetime adventure!


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 a local 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. 

Eastern Coast

Get your taste of this wild landscape by exploring the beautiful mountains and pristine beaches of the Eastern Coast. Hike, swim and adventure! You'll have the opportunity to connect with the wildlife, people and places that make this country great. Explore its culturally rich tapestry against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world!   

lions and big 5 on teen tour
Locals in South Africa Moondance Adventures
Giraffe South Africa on Moondance


Field Notes

Trip Guide

trip details

Cost $5995 *Internal Airfare Included
Length 17 days
Current Grades 9th-10th
Ages 15-16
Begins Johannesburg, South Africa
Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
Group Size 12

dates & availability

JUNE 11-JUNE 27, 2019 Limited Inquire
JUNE 28-JULY 14, 2019 Limited Inquire
JULY 15-JULY 31, 2019 Limited Inquire
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