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2 Weeks | Only £1,099

Simply South Africa

Camp South Africa X Simply Katie

Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Camp South Africa and Simply Katie. Whether it’s teaching English or coaching your favourite sport, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of young children. There’s also time for bucket list moments including a guided safari with brand new friends.

Simply South Africa

2 Weeks | £1,099

  • 27 July – 10 Aug LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
  • 10 Aug – 24 Aug LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
  • 04 Oct – 18 Oct – LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
  • 19 Oct – 02 Nov – SOLD OUT
  • 04 Nov – 18 Nov SOLD OUT

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

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.

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 | £1,099

  • 27 July – 10 Aug LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
  • 10 Aug – 24 Aug LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
  • 04 Oct – 18 Oct – LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
  • 19 Oct – 02 Nov – SOLD OUT
  • 04 Nov – 18 Nov SOLD OUT

Itinerary

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! Spend the evening getting to know your fellow campers and settling into South African lifestyle!

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.

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
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.

*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

Included

Not Included

Accommodation

You will be staying in...

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

Dates

Sat 27 July - Sat 10 August

£1,099

• LAST FEW PLACES

Sat 10 August - Sat 24 August

£1,099

• LAST FEW PLACES

Fri 04 Oct - Fri 18 Oct

£1,099

• LAST FEW PLACES

Sat 19 October - Sat 02 November

£1,099

• SOLD OUT

Mon 04 November - Mon 18 November

£1,099

• SOLD OUT

FAQs

Is there an age requirement?

You must be 18 or over to join this trip.

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

UK RESIDENTS

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.

NON UK RESIDENTS

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.

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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