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South Africa

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South Africa Summer Programs for Teens

It may be an ideal place to find big game, but in South Africa, the name of the game is diversity—in language, culture, landscape, and wildlife. It’s the perfect place to experience unforgettable adventures and experience our shared humanity with the people of different cultures.

Head out on a safari adventure in Kruger National Park, home to the greatest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. It’s not all about lions though! Spend time at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center learning about the incredible animals in their care. White-water raft the Sabie River, discover Blyde River Canyon – one of the largest canyons on Earth – and experience spectacular views at Boulders Beach, a sheltered bay that many African penguins call home. On top of the adventure, you’ll have the chance to make a big difference while working on a number of teen volunteer projects in South Africa in the local communities.

Fast Facts

  • South Africa is home to 56 million people.
  • Official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.
  • South Africa is known as the ‘Rainbow Nation’ because of its diversity in languages, races and vividly colored and sculpted landscape.
  • South Africa held its first true democratic election, which was won by Nelson Mandela and the ANC, in 1994.