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Our Projects

About VESA

VESA’s humanitarian and conservation projects aim to provide direct action support to communities in parts of the world overlooked by traditional charities and aid organisations.

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Travel Info

From the minute you book your trip we provide you with everything you need to know, so you get the most out of your VESA experience. 

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Why visit South Africa?

The Republic of South Africa is bordered by six other African countries, and is often referred to as the Rainbow Nation for its ethnic diversity. Situated at the tip of southern Africa, South Africa is a country rich in history and home to the wildest landscapes on earth.

Country highlights


South African Rand is the currency used in South Africa


Official languages are spoken in South Africa, with English as the most commonly spoken


and more populate the country of South Africa


Shipwrecks can be found off the South African coast, most dating back at least 500 years


“The trip has personally inspired me to do more for the people in the world who need it. Thank you VESA so much for this experience. It was life altering!”

Jeff Rosenberg – Concordia University


“Absolutely incredible! Had the time of my life and met people I will never forget! This is my second time as a VESA participant and I am still amazed at how amazing everything was.”

Rosey Lieu – Wilfred Laurier University


“As my first travel experience, I really enjoyed the opportunity to work among the community and to get to know the area. This has been a real experience. One that I will never forget. Thank you VESA.”

Shayna Engen – Surrey College

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Africa Unearthed

Find out everything to know about the Africa Unearthed project.

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Health & Safety

Every aspect of our projects, from your departure to your return, has safety as our highest priority.

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