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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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Project Costs

To secure your spot on a VESA project, the non-refundable deposit is due immediately after you have received notification of your acceptance to participate in the project. The balance or final payment of the project costs is due 45 days before departure.

Non-refundable deposit* USD$350
Final payment** USD$1545
Africa Unearthed 2020 Total: USD$1895
Non-refundable deposit* CAD$350
Final payment** CAD$1945
Africa Unearthed 2020 Total: CAD$2295
Non-refundable deposit* GBP£200
Final payment** GBP£1199
Africa Unearthed 2020 Total: GBP£1399
Non-refundable deposit* EUR€250
Final payment** EUR€1325
Africa Unearthed 2020 Total: EUR€1575
Non-refundable deposit* USD$200
Final payment** USD$699
Road to Mozambique extension 2020 Total: USD$899
Non-refundable deposit* CAD$200
Final payment** CAD$799
Road to Mozambique extension 2020 Total: CAD$999
Non-refundable deposit* GBP£100
Final payment** GBP£510
Road to Mozambique extension 2020 Total: GBP£610
Non-refundable deposit* EUR€150
Final payment** EUR€549
Road to Mozambique extension 2020 Total: EUR€699
Non-refundable deposit* AUD$350
Final payment** AUD$2045
Africa Unearthed 2020-2021 Total: AUD$2395
Non-refundable deposit* NZD$400
Final payment** NZD$2095
Africa Unearthed 2020-2021 Total: NZD$2495
Non-refundable deposit* AUD$200
Final payment** AUD$899
Road to Mozambique extension 2020-2021 Total: AUD$1049
Non-refundable deposit* NZD$250
Final payment** NZD$899
Road to Mozambique extension 2020-2021 Total: NZD$1099
* The non-refundable deposit must be paid immediately after you have received notification of your acceptance to participate in the program. ** The final payment of the program costs is due 45 days before departure.

What’s included?


All accommodation for the duration of the program.


All ground transportation in country.


All accompanying VESA staff members.


All meals while in South Africa, except for the free day. We cater to vegetarians and most food allergies. Bottled water and snacks provided when necessary.

Adventure tour

An epic five day safari tour in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve.

Admission fees

All admission fees to local parks and sites, including all administration costs.

Monetary donation

A monetary donation to the local host organisation.

Building materials

Building materials needed for volunteer project, and the hiring of local skilled trades people to assist on projects.


Non-refundable deposit to secure your space.


Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.

What’s not included?

  • International airfares
  • Airfares to the International point of departure (if required)
  • International Departure Taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Any visas (if required)
  • Passports
  • Meals on one free day

Optional extras

  • Roan Game Drive: ZAR 300

  • Guided Mountain Biking: ZAR 200/hr

  • iSangoma Reading: ZAR 50

  • Horse Riding: ZAR 360/hr

  • Guided Game or Bird Walks: ZAR 255

  • Night Safari: ZAR 300

What if I need to cancel?

If you wish to withdraw your enrolment please notify us in writing by post or by email. Please note that if you wish to withdraw your agreement you will be bound by the cancellation fees set out in the VESA Cancellation Policy within our Terms and Conditions.


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Learn how to actively fundraise
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Group Flights

Want to join other members of your group on a flight to South Africa?

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Extend your trip

Does it all sound like fun and want to do more? Extend your trip!

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