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South Africa offers huge diversity of landscape from dramatic rugged mountains to rolling grasslands and stunning coastlines of beautiful beaches. Boasting some of the best game reserves in the continent, it is home to an extensive range of wildlife including endangered species. Rich in culture and history, South Africa is an exciting and wonderful place to explore!


  • See the ‘Big Five’ in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, also home to the highest population of black rhino and wild dog’s.
  • Trek through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Live amongst the local community whilst undertaking school based projects.
  • Explore the many sites of Durban including a crocodile farm and marine world.
  • Go mountain biking near Underberg village.
  • Try fishing and catch your own dinner to cook on the campfire!

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you're not restricted by what you see here. If you're undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.
The world really is your oyster!

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The Expedition

Phase 1: Acclimatisation

Teams can spend a few days upon arrival in Durban adjusting to African lifestyle and culture. Explore the city and its many sites of interest such as the Umhlanga Rocks, Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding or uShaka Marine World.

Phase 2: Project

In this valuable and rewarding phase teams can volunteer and take part in a variety of environmental and community based projects. Projects are usually carried out in rural schools or orphanages where teams can help with maintenance work, fixing buildings, or general jobs with plenty of opportunity for interaction with local villagers and children. All projects are chosen in consultation with the community to ensure their needs are met. Teams will travel by horseback to projects in Lesotho.

Phase 3: Trek

The 5 day Giants Cup Trail in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains is a challenging trek which passes rock pools and caves where you will see Bushman paintings. Teams could also choose to trek in Lesotho or the Wild Coast which are similar in length.

Phase 4: Culture and Review

Hluhluwe Game Reserve (pronounced ‘scha-schlu-wey’) is the oldest existing wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, and home to all of the ‘Big Five’! The Reserve is renowned for bringing back the endangered species of black and white rhino and wild dog from extinction. Around Durban, visit the Phezulu African Village, the crocodile farm in the Valley of a Thousand Hills and Zulu village.

Expedition Grade

Our South African adventure is graded as an average of moderate to hard; however, depending on the chosen trek some more challenging days can be expected. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the expedition.

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Varies from coastal, forests, grasslands and mountainous regions at moderate altitude.


Comfortable subtropical climate year-round with regional variations. Cool and dry in July/August.


South Africa is a melting pot of diverse Western and African cultures, known as the ‘’Rainbow Nation’’.

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