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EDGE OF AFRICA offers meaningful integrating opportunities for volunteers who want to make a REAL and ethical difference in Africa. We approach our projects with a mission: to create sustainable solutions through team work and with integrity.

EDGE of AFRICA is combining a visit to breath-taking countries in Africa with a life-changing volunteer experience.

Our vast variety of wildlife, environmental, sports, medical and community projects ensures exposure to the colourful heritage, cultures and traditions these countries have to offer, with the valuable benefit of making an actual, tangible difference in the lives we touch.

Our private organisation operates without any official funding. We rely solely on the goodwill, dedication and enthusiasm of our team members and volunteers.

As winner of the 2013 Lilizela Imvelo Award and the 2010 Welcome Awards for best South African tour operator, we accommodate all ages and nationalities, and guarantee an authentic, African experience in a safe and beautiful environment.

We offer programs to suit people of any age, race or religion and we are always happy to tailor programs to best suit your skills!!

Please see below for an overview of EDGE of AFRICA's Volunteer Programmes:


Pre-School Teaching & School Enrichment: Volunteer in underpriviliged pre-schools in South Africa an make a real difference to the lives of local children!!

Community Outreach & HIV Awareness: Spend your time on a diverse range of projects that empower local communities and give volunteers a broad experience of community outreach work!!

Dolphin & Whale Research and Coastal Conservation: Contribute to research on whale and dolphin populations along the magnificent Garden Route Coast & take part in meaningful marine conservation!!

Elephant Conservation & Environmental Restoration: Make a difference by joining our sustainable conservation volunteer projects in South Africa!!

Sports Coaching & Community Outreach: Join us as a sports volunteer and give underpriviliged children in Africa the chance to develop their love of sports!!


Gorilla & Chimpanzee Conservation: Volunteer to help conserve two of the most threatened Africa Great Apes: Gorillas and Chimpanzees!!


Medical Clinic Placements: Provide much needed support and gain valuable medical experience by volunteering at underpriviliged community clinics in Zimbabwe!!

Hands-on Rhino & Elephant Conservation: Volunteer in Zimbabwe to conserve Africa's highly threatened rhino populations in one of the World's most successful rhino breeding programs!!

Equine Management & Wildlife Conservation: Have the opportunity to work with horses on a daily basis on a game reserve and volunteer to conserve wildlife populations in Africa!!


Rural Medical Outreach: Provide much needed health care and medical support to rural communities in South East Madagascar!!

English Teaching & School Support: Provide much needed English skills and teaching support in the local schools of a coastal town in Madagascar!!

Lemur Research & Biodiversity Monitoring: Experience the famous Madagascan wildlife through field work which involves trekking for lemurs and discovering the incredible species that inhabit this island!! 

  • Knysna, South Africa
  • Mossel Bay, South Africa
  • Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Wedza, Zimbabwe
  • Buea, Cameroon
  • Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Accomodation types vary per initiative but include the following types:

  • Comfortable and homely Volunteer House with dorm style sleeping quarters
  • Homestay in underpriviliged community
  • Camping