South Africa (-'16)
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10-Days in South Africa, All Domestic Transportation Included!
Fundraising and Payment Plan Options Available. International Airfare NOT Included.
WHERE WE GO AND WHAT WE DO:
Discover Cape town
Nestled between Table Mountain and some of Africa's most picturesque beaches, we start our adventure in Cape Town. Meet with local organizations, volunteer tom improve the lives of children, and soak in all that Cape Town has to offer.
Overnight Safari In Wildlife Reserve
Explore one of South Africa's largest wildlife reserves on 2-day overnight safari and have close encounters with African animals in their natural habitat. Plus, support natural wildlife preservation with this eco-friendly tour.
Experience Johannesburg & Soweto
Connect with local non-profit activists to build sustainable communities post-apartheid South Africa. Volunteer at a school in the townships outside Joburg and get a taste of what life for hundreds of thousands of impoverished South Africans is like on the daily.
WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE With Justifi:
(Some photos on this page, including header, courtesy of alum Nechama Winston)
DISCOVER A NEW CULTURE:
Justifi trips take you into the heart of the local culture; to the must see tourist sights and then off the beaten track to where no other tourists ever go. Meet locals from all walks of life, learn some of the local language, religion, customs, folktales and beliefs, taste the local food and see the bustling cities and breath-taking nature. Balance all this by gaining a real insight into the issues facing the country from some of the inspirational people working there to make a real change.
One of the purposes of life, as well as one of the most fulfilling and meaningful things to do, is to positively influence the world around you. Based on a lot of research on how to avoid the pitfalls of short term voluntourism, Justifi gets involved in some hands on volunteering through local organisations who are working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Building, planting, painting and teaching English to kids and creating a lasting impact on the lives of all involved. (Click here to see a blog post about short term volunteering).
GET A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE AND THE WORLD:
Justifi trips take you out of your comfort zone and empower you to find clarity, joy, direction and inspiration in your life. Facilitated discussions, mindfulness and meditation sessions, morning stretching and experiential education help people tap into their potential, break down obstacles and move forward happily and healthily in life. Through traditional Jewish wisdom, start implementing practical tools towards personal mastery, leadership and contribution.
AWESOME GROUP ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES:
Then obviously there is lots of fun to be had with an incredible group of beautiful, like-minded Jews from all backgrounds, walks of life, observance levels and locations. All Justifi trips have their fair share of hikes, swimming in natural water sources, adventure activities and of course nights out spiced up with some glasses of the local tipple. Make great friends, see great sites, do great things ...
all This Included In Your Trip Costs:
Clean, Basic Accommodations
Simple, clean hotel and guest house accommodations most nights. Simple, comfortable lodging in the game preserve during the safari, and possible home stay in townships.
Life-CHANGING Service Projects
Make a heartfelt and long-lasting impact alongside local charities, improving the lives of locals. Help improve local infrastructure, improve the lives of children in need, and make an impact that will last far beyond the days of your trip.
All Domestic Transportation
At Justifi, we travel in style. Domestic planes, buses, jeeps, and other forms of local transport are included so we can get WAY off the beaten path and have an untraditional adventure.
Incredible Cultural Excursions
Sunset hike up Table Mountain, cultural ceremonies in local communities, and more!
Two Delicious, Quality [Kosher] Meals Daily
Fully Kosher prepared in private kitchens or local restaurants under proper supervision, suitable for Orthodox participants, too.
2-Day Overnight Safari
Once-in-a-lifetime 2-day safari tour through one of South Africa's most beautiful and captivating wildlife preserves. Stay on the preserve, visit pristine habitats, discover the beauty of the African Plains.
Local Guides and Security Guard
Travel in safety, under the expert guiding of Justifi staff and local team members. Plus, armed security escort for added security during some parts of the program.
International Airfare is NOT Included. 3rd meal for each day of the program (Kosher option always available). Tip to local guides ($15 recommended).