Stanford, South Africa is a quaint village located about 145km south east of Cape Town. On expeditions to Stanford, participants have not only able to enjoy the beauty of the Overberg Mountains and South African coast, but have also served Stanford's poorest people.
All Serve a Village Expedition volunteers stay at Mosaic Farm and Galashiels Lodge. The service activities for participants in the Stanford, South Africa Expeditions have included the following:
Expedition participants have also had 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 have included 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 in the country, expedition participants have been able to extend thier travel by adding one of the following tours/activities (these are not included in the expedition fee):