Justifi: 10-Day Trip to South Africa
Justifi: South Africa! 10-day Service and Adventure Trip. Explore Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth. Hike Table Mountain, see the penguins of Boulders Beach, and experience an African safari. Find Out More at Justifi.org, Apply Today!
Next trip: summer 2019
10-Days in South Africa, All Domestic Transportation Included - $2,299
Fundraising and Payment Plan Options Available. International Airfare NOT Included.
WHERE WE GO AND WHAT WE DO:
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Arrive in Johannesburg - Explore the City!
Fly to Port Elizabeth - Coastal City Charm
Experience Cape Town and Hike Table Mountain
Meet Local NGO Leaders - Understand Issues
Overnight Wildlife Safari in Wildlife Preserve
Space Limited, Request a Spot Soon!
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:
Expert and experienced group leaders, guides and facilitators in the area of local culture, personal growth, group dynamics, social justice and Jewish wisdom.
Clean, Basic Accommodations
Simple, clean hostel and guest house accommodations most nights. Simple, comfortable lodging in the game preserve during the safari, and possible home stay with local families.
Meet with Local Community Leaders
Understand the local social justice issues and make a difference with at least one hands-on service project with a local community, focused on sustainable development and education infrastructure.
All Domestic Transportation
Domestic planes, buses, jeeps, and other forms of local transport are included so we can get WAY off the beaten path and have a nontraditional adventure.
Incredible Cultural Excursions
Hike up Table Mountain, cultural exchanges in local communities, and more!
Daily [Kosher] Meals
Breakfast and lunch provided daily with evening free for dinner. All food provided is kosher and kosher option is available for dinner as well.
*Always enough food but if you are a bit picky or like certain snacks, please feel free to bring what you like with you.
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 Expert Trip Leaders
Travel in safety, under the expert guiding of Justifi staff and local team members.
International Airfare is NOT Included. 3rd meal for each day of the program (Kosher option always available). Tip to local guides ($15 recommended).