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Stanford, South Africa Expeditions

Stanford, South Africa
Stanford, South Africa is a quaint village located about 145km south east of Cape Town. On this expedition you'll not only be able to enjoy the beauty of the Overberg Mountains and South African coast, but you'll also serve Stanford's poorest people. 
Visit our Facebook Page to see pictures of our May 2013 Trip!
Watch a video made by one of our 2011 Stanford volunteers

Program fee:
$1500 (covers all meals, accommodation, transportation, project costs and group cultural/sightseeing expenses; airfare not included)

Application/$250 non-refundable deposit due 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
Full payment (remaining $1250) due 1 MONTH PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

Accommodations:  All Volunteers stay at Mosaic Farm and Galashiels Lodge

Service activities for participants in the Stanford, South Africa Expeditions may include the following:

  • Play and help with infants and toddlers in creche/preschool
  • Provide sports/dance instruction
  • Conduct small business or employment skills development courses for local villagers
  • Volunteer in soup kitchens, cooking, gardening, serving food, interacting with beneficiaries, and doing minor fix-it projects
  • Tree planting and trail maintenance in nature conservatory
  • Minor construction and handyman/fix-it projects such as painting and tiling
  • Marketing material and design for self-empowerment projects and soup kitchens
  • Social work, helping children with behavioral difficulties, providing parenting classes, or working with the elderly

    Participants will also have the opportunity to be involved in cultural exchange activities, such as cooking, dancing, singing and sports, with their host families, local youth groups, university students and Rotary Clubs.

    Expeditions may also include educational, environmental and cultural excursions to the Betty's Bay to see the penguins, Cape Augulhas (most southern point of Africa), the snout pig waterfall in the Overberg mountain range, hikes, cheese tasting, river boat tours, whale watching, and time on the beach.

    While you are in the country, you may wish to extend your travel by adding one of the following tours/activities (these are not included in the expedition fee):

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Garden Route Tour
  • Shark cage diving
  • Cheetah, lion and/or tiger encounters
  • Wine tasting
  • Sun City
  • Kruger Park Game Reserve
  • Victoria Falls

To join a Stanford, South Africa Expedition, please complete the Expedition Application Form.

Please be certain to read and follow all guidelines issued by the U.S. State Department that pertain to travel inside South Africa

Volunteers to Stanford are required to purchase their own travel insurance.

Please see the Donate page for instructions on making payments by cash, check or credit card online.