Simply South Africa

2 Weeks | £1,499

  • Sat 12 – Sat 26 April 2025
  • Mon 28 April – Mon 12 May 2025
  • Sat 26 July – Sat 9 August 2025
  • Mon 11 August – Mon 25 August 2025

Only £199 Deposit

Simply South Africa






Experience the majestic beauty and culture of South Africa and make a meaningful impact in the lives of children! Join us and Simply Katie on this amazing adventure combining the most rewarding experiences with epic tour. 
You don’t need any experience, simply bring a positive attitude, and a desire to make lifelong memories with new friends through sports coaching and English teaching.
An affordable way to travel with your favourite travel creator. You’ll be part of a highly impactful programme, staying in private accommodation and with (almost all) your meals included. With Camp South Africa, it’s a stress free way of travelling and volunteering.

Trip Highlights

Welcome BBQ on the Beach

Join us for a welcome beach BBQ (weather permitting) to settle in and meet your new trip friends.

Volunteering in Local Schools

Help teach English or coach your favourite sport or both!

Jeffreys Bay

Spend the weekend in the beautiful J-Bay. Whether you’re a pro or an absolute beginner, this is the perfect destination to go surfing.

Immerse Yourself in Local Culture

Spend an incredible evening with a meal under the stars and an African dance and drumming performance.

Guided Safari

Enjoy a guided drive on a game reserve. See if you can spot the Big Five.

Travel with your favourite creator

Meet likeminded travellers on this epic adventure with Simply Katie.

Simply South Africa

2 Weeks | £1,499

  • Sat 12 – Sat 26 April 2025
  • Mon 28 April – Mon 12 May 2025
  • Sat 26 July – Sat 9 August 2025
  • Mon 11 August – Mon 25 August 2025

Only £199 Deposit


Day 1 - Arrival
Day 1 - Arrival

Welcome to sunny South Africa! Upon your arrival to Port Elizabeth Airport, you’ll be picked up and transferred across to your new home for the next two weeks! 

Settle in and enjoy a welcome BBQ with your fellow campers.

Day 2-3 - Induction
Day 2-3 - Induction

Over the next couple of days, you’ll learn everything you need to know about teaching and coaching in schools.

We work with a local charity,  United Through Sport, who have been running volunteer programmes in schools in disadvantaged communities for 20 years.

You’ll meet the UTS team and learn more about the programme and South Africa. Along with your fellow volunteers, you will get involved with team building activities, coaching/teaching sessions and workshops. You’ll also visit a local township and learn more about the local culture. After this you’ll be all set and ready to get teaching!

Day 4-7 - Volunteering Week 1
Day 4-7 - Volunteering Week 1

Time to make a real difference!

English Teaching – Monday-Friday  8 am – 1 pm

Each morning, you’ll be transferred to the schools. You’ll be teaching children of varying ages from in 3-4 different schools across the week. As levels of education do not stay within strict grade guidelines in South Africa, it’s important that you're proactive, flexible and adaptable. We provide the students with reading books and workbooks with set assignments in, you’ll work 1-2-1 to help improve their English. If you’d like to teach a whole class, we can assist in this too!

Sports Coaching – Monday-Friday 9 am – 2 pm

You’ll spend time in 3-4 different schools a day for about an hour and a half at each. You will usually be coaching in groups of two or three. So don’t worry – you won’t be on your own. It’s a team effort!

There’s a range of different sports you can get involved with including: football, rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, cricket, tennis, dance, swimming and even ultimate frisbee! You don’t have to be an expert to be able to teach! A usual session will start with a fun warm-up (including games and fun competitions), develop into some skill development exercises and then maybe a small match or two.

Coaching in this project relies on having a relaxed attitude and being able to improvise. The equipment and facilities can vary from school to school, but that’s all part of the fun! You will be coaching kids ranging from around 8-14 years of age, with a mixture of boys and girls and a mix of sporting abilities from absolute beginners to the next wonderkid!

Afternoons/Evenings after Community Projects: 

When you return from the schools, you’re free to fill your time as you wish! Chill at the accommodation with your fellow volunteers after a day of hard-work. Why not head into town or  hit the beach or try surfing. Be sure to talk to the team for recommendations.

Tuesdays - Karaoke night at the beachfront bar

Thursdays - Gum Boot Dance Class (traditional South African dance)

Sundays - Local market

Day 8-9 - Jeffreys Bay
Day 8-9 - Jeffreys Bay

Surf’s up! Heading to the surf capital of South Africa, Jeffreys Bay. You’ll be transferred  to the beautiful J-Bay for a change of scenery! Once just a sleepy seaside town, it is now one of the world’s top surfing destinations! Check into your beachfront accommodation, drop your bags and hit the beach. Whether you’re a pro or an absolute beginner, J-Bay is the perfect destination to go surfing! You can also try a range of different watersport activities as well as dune boarding – you’re sure to get the adrenaline pumping!

If you’re looking for something more relaxing, spend the weekend topping up the tan and exploring the local area. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the great cafes and bars around.

(Transport & accommodation at Jeffreys Bay included, surfing and extra activities are at an additional cost).

Day 10-14 - Volunteering Week 2
Day 10-14 - Volunteering Week 2

Time to get back in the schools for another 5 days of really making a difference!

Remember if you’d like to switch to English teaching or sports coaching for a few days, you’re more than welcome!

You’ll also have the opportunity to volunteer with preschool children from disadvantaged communities. You’ll assist with general classroom activities, help with meal times and of course play lots of games and sing songs! If you love working with young children, you’ll definitely want to get involved!

Safari Game Drive and Bush Camp
Safari Game Drive

You can't travel to South Africa and not do a safari! We'll visit a game reserve where you'll enjoy a guided drive.

Don't forget your cameras! Keep an eye out for some of the Big Five (the Lion, the African Elephant, the Buffalo, the Leopard and the Rhino). Your expert ranger will lead the way and share their wealth of knowledge about the land, its wildlife, and the conservation initiatives underway.

In the evening we’ll end the day in style with a meal under the stars and an African dance and drumming performance.

*We want to make sure you have the best experience so the day for this activity will be decided when you're in South Africa.

Day 15 - Departure Day
Day 15 - Departure Day

The time has come - your programme has come to an end! You’ll be transferred back to the airport for your flight home!

Not done travelling? Speak to the team for recommendations or why not check out our other Camp programmes. Did you know we have also trips in Thailand, Bali and Vietnam & Cambodia!

What's Included


Not Included


You will be staying in...

Shared rooms of 2-6, your accommodation will be situated close to local amenities and the beach.

Sat 12 Apr - Sat 26 Apr 2025


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Mon 28 Apr - Mon 12 May 2025


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Sat 26 Jul - Sat 09 Aug 2025


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Mon 11 Aug -Mon 25 Aug 2025


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Is there an age requirement?

You must be 18 or over at the time of departure to join this trip. 

If you are currently 16 or 17 but will turn 18 before your trip departure date, you can still make a booking.

The average age is 18-30 but there's no maximum age limit, so if you’re still young at heart and up for an adventure like no other, then join us!

I'm not from UK, can I still join?

Of course! We welcome travellers from all over the world. 

Just make sure you check the visa/entry requirements for your country! 

DBS Criminal Background Check


You'll need a valid Enhanced DBS check to join us on this programme. This is to ensure the safety of all the participants and safeguard any children you may come to interact with 

You can book this through us after you have secured your spot.


If you do not live in the UK then you will need to provide an equivalent criminal background check.

For a list of accepted documents for NON UK RESIDENTS click here.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes! You can pay a deposit of £199 to secure your spot and then enrol in a monthly payment plan, spreading the cost of your trip. 

Flight Advice

Of course! Want advice on when to book, when to arrive or the best airline to choose? We're here for you! Our expert team will answer your queries.

You can even request a quote with our flight partners, Skylink.

Airlines typically released their flights around 10-12 months prior. 


Contact us
Still have questions? 

You can contact the team via: 

  • Live chat
  • Email info@furthertravel.com
  • Phone 0161 222 3780

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