Durban Highlights

Dare to walk over Oribi Gorg in Lake Eland Game Reserve
Watch elephants in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park
Visit local markets and eat a diverse cuisine including some of the best Indian food outside of India
Soak up the sun on the picturesque local beaches
Spend time with families in rural townships, learn how to cook and visit Zulu churches


Durban is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. A South African coastal city in the heart of KwaZulu Natal surrounded by miles and miles of beaches. With beautiful national parks, and safari nature reserves, you will not be disappointed with this magical part of the world.

Volunteer Abroad South Africa Durban 2


Our longest partnership, and most popular, Vocational Impact has had links with our Durban project for over twenty years. A globally recognised charity, working on impactful work creating safer communities for people to thrive. 

You will be working full-time but weekend and day trips can be arranged as part of your placement. Expect friendly faces welcoming you on arrival and tears when you leave. 

The longer you go for, the more you can explore. 


Management team – Based at the project, you will be welcomed and introduced to the project and staff through your on the ground manager. They will be an active member of the project team, and will help you settle in and get you started. You can rely on your in-country manager to help you with trips and any problems you may have 24/7. 

Catering – Some meals will be provided, and you will have access to a communal kitchen. There is a local shop close to the project. Many volunteers enjoy cooking and preparing meals together and this is a highlight for many volunteers. 

Security – Monitoring of the house 24/7 for your peace of mind. You are able to store valuables in the office safe. 

Housekeeping – A cleaning service is employed to clean the volunteer accommodation on certain days during the week. However, volunteers are responsible for keeping their living areas clean and tidy at all times. There are washing machines provided for volunteers.

Transport – All placement related transport will be provided. All transport between project and affiliate project will be included. All excursions you plan, you will need to arrange and cover the cost of and are not included. 


The volunteer accommodation is on the 1st floor and the organisation is run on the ground floor. There may also be children present and staying.

The house is very secure and you are required to lock the gate and door when leaving and while you are inside the house. The house can sleep up to 12 volunteers at one time. 

There is a communal kitchen, supplied with basics, cutlery and plates. A fridge, freezer, kettle, microwave and over is available. You can drink water from the kitchen taps in the house. 

You will be provided bed sheets and a pillow. You will need to bring towels. We would recommend bringing a travel towel to maximise space in your travel bags. There is no hairdryer in the house. 

WIFI is provided. 

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Complete the below enquiry form, and we will send you tailored information and guide you through the application process. We will then arrange to speak with you so we can answer any last questions, and then it’s up to you to make the final decision and commit. We know it is a HUGE decision, but we are here for you every step of the way.