South Africa

Provide fresh drinking water

luxury family trip philanthropic volunteering

In villages near Sabi Sands you can make an impact as reliable water supplies are not always available, therefore you can fund and help install a ‘FunPumps’ near an underground borehole. The FunPump functions like a merry-go-round you would find in any playground around the world, and as the children play, clean, drinkable water is pumped directly from the borehole to a water harvester for use by the wider community.

Accommodation in Sabi Sand Kruger and Timbavati

luxury family voluntourism Leadwood Lodge

Beautifully situated in a stand of leadwood trees above a broad bend in the Sabi river in the Sabi Sand private concession of Kruger, this luxury camp has just four elegant suites, each with private plunge pools. Activities are centered on vehicle and walking safari, with game-viewing being excellent year round. One of the very […]

luxury family voluntourism Kambaku

This lodge is an intimate family-friendly safari lodge located in the pristine Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. This safari lodge has a relaxed and casual atmosphere, where you can watch the antics of the resident warthog family; this is what makes it a great place for families to enjoy a bush vacation. The lodge consists of […]

luxury family voluntourism Exeter

Comprising of three lodges (River, Dulini and Leadwood), these 18 luxury bush camping units promise getting up close to nature without forgoing any home comforts. Although the wilds of Sabi Sands are right outside, you’ve also got plunge pools and outdoor showers. The glass fronts are huge, allowing for maximum viewing possibilities.

luxury family voluntourism Londolozi

There’s been a lodge here since the 1920s, and this pioneering property did set the bar for accommodations of this kind. It stretches along the banks of the Sand River in Kruger National Park and has five camps with different levels of exclusivity. The cabins are spacious and the food is especially good quality.

luxury family travel Pafuri River Camp

Pafuri Camp is situated along the banks of the Luvuvhu River in the far north of Kruger. The remote 24,000 hectare concession is the largest and most biodiverse in Kruger with many species reaching the southernmost extent of their range here. As much as 75% of Kruger total biodiversity occurs here in an area only […]

luxury family travel Hamiltons Tented Camp

This Tented Camp is in the Mluwati concession in Kruger National Park offering you a colonial style safari experience with luxurious tented lodgings – taking you back in time to an era long forgotten. Stay in elegantly appointed luxury en-suite safari tents, with guided game drives in a private concession. This camp accommodates couples in […]

luxury family travel Camp Jabulani

Located in its own private reserve, this property promises the Big Five on your doorstep. You are encouraged spot them on elephant back, arranged with their own guides. The camp is sumptuous, especially the refined dining area overlooking a local watering hole. A strong indigenous approach has been followed in the landscaping of the lodge. […]

Meaningful luxury vacation Ulusaba

A part of Richard Branson’s travel empire, the two lodges offer 16 units. Hilltop Lodge  has a fantastic pool with views across the panorama of the Kruger plains. Safari Lodge has more of a jungle feel, all elevated wooden walkways and organic construction. The facilities and guides at both are excellent.

Meaningful luxury vacation Singita Lebombo Sweni Kruger

Singita Lebombo Lodge Like a collection of eagles’ nests perched along the rugged cliff faces above the N’wanetsi River, Singita Lebombo Lodge looks out regally across the landscape. This boldly dramatic lodge, home to fifteen loft-style suites, is situated on Singita’s private concession in the Kruger National Park. Singita Sweni Lodge Resting lightly upon the ground […]

Luxury voluntourism Family Vacation Singita Ebony Boulders Castleton

All three properties are within Sabi Sands. Ebony As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat country.’ A blend of European heritage and African boldness welcomes visitors with the down-to-earth warmth of a much-loved family home. Spacious […]

Luxury voluntourism Family Vacation Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

On the border of South Africa and Mozambique and in the heart of the Kruger National Park, this is a next generation luxury camp. Ingenious design means that even just arriving to check in is a sensory adventure, and the 13 suites are ultra-luxurious. The bush lodge style here is definitely artistic. Sabi Sabi has […]

Meaningful luxury vacation Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is located in a private game reserve outside of the Kruger National Park. The accommodation here rivals any other hotel on the planet and with great game viewing this is one of the best safari hotels if you are looking to be pampered. A truly sumptuous lodge where nothing is left out. Each of […]

Luxury voluntourism Family Vacation Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge

Selati Lodge in Sabi Sands harkens back to yesteryear, and it’s eight colonial-styled rooms are dreamily romantic, with oil lamps at night. There are however the typical modern amenities that you would expect. Game drives are in open vehicles led by knowledgeable game rangers and trackers, who delight in informing you about the fauna and flora you encounter on […]

Meaningful luxury vacation Mala Mala

Mala Mala has long been regarded as one of the top big game viewing destinations in the world. Mala Mala is set in pristine bush surroundings on the banks of the Sand River. This is the biggest tract of private land adjacent to the Kruger National Park, and when it comes to the guest experience, the […]

luxury volunteer vacation South Africa

This incredibly chic lodge is in the heart of Sabi Sands, so you’ll see more than your fair share of wildlife. The six suites provide high levels of privacy and exclusivity and there are terraces for watching and plunge pools for dipping. The bathrooms have egg-shaped tubs and you can shower outside protected by exotic plants. […]

Sabi Sand Kruger and Timbavati

Kruger is the most famous of the National Parks, and home to some 500 bird and 150 mammal species. There are also some wonderful historical archaeological sites. Sabi Sand is a particularly well-populated private game reserve, not fenced off from Kruger. Timbivati is also connected to Kruger, and is home to the famous ‘white lions’.