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Traveling and working in South Africa with John was really a breeze and the most amazing thing i have done in all my years on this green earth! Having done a number of volunteers programmes around Africa i felt i wanted something different. I have always been based at one location while on programme and being Africa, many times there have been problems with transport and so forth so i have been stuck at the base! I decided to join Voluntour Africa as we would travel and see more of South Africa while working with them and they did not disappoint! For the first week i was the only volunteer that joined them but even with this they treated me as though i was part of a huge group and every whim was catered to. From eating off the fire in the bush to taking me to a 5* restaurant, nothing was too much to ask for. They make sure that not only is the work you do for the NGOs they are helping meaningful and rewarding for both yourself and the organisation, but the touring part of the programme is out of this world! You see South Africa in all its glory, from the bustling city centres with a mesh of every African nation you can think of, to the real African bush where you hear the lions roar at night and have to watch where you walk. For me this was an all-inclusive African experience which has left me with memories for a lifetime. I will be doing my best to join them in Marloth Park for an additional month in 2018 to help with the ongoing process of bush rehabilitation which is just up my ally. I most definitely recommend joining John on the road to experience a country that he has a deep and lasting love affair with, his love for Africa will rub off on you.