Category Archives: South Africa

We have 3 NEW South Africa volunteer programs!

We’re excited to announce our 3 NEW South Africa volunteer programs! They are unique opportunities where you can help: research and care for lions, protect rhinos and elephants from poachers, or make a difference at a children’s orphanage. SWAP South … Continue reading

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The Travel Wisdom of Bruce Lee

By Carlo Alcos Bruce Lee didn’t just kick ass. He stimulated minds, too. “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not  to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature … Continue reading

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Answers to Your “What If…?” Travel Fears

By Nicole Farrell, SWAP Intern “Traveling is awesome, but I think I’d miss home too much after a few months.” “Living abroad sounds cool, but it seems like such a crazy idea.  I don’t know anyone who has done it!” … Continue reading

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Top 5 SWAP Concerns… Solved!

It’s not a matter of wanting to SWAP abroad or not, you’ve always wanted to; but just when you’re about to register … the concerns start flooding in! This happens to most SWAPPERS, often paralyzed by the unknown: what will … Continue reading

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If we had Nike’s advertising budget…

…SWAP might have make a video like this.  Definitly very worth checking out (warning:  you will want to start travelling immediately). If you can’t afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars (at least) in 10 days, working abroad might be a better option for … Continue reading

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Festivals All Over the World

Australia: The Melbourne Jazz Festival –  You’ll want to make your plans to attend this festival this month, as it runs from June 1 – 10 in – you guessed it – Melbourne. Running for over 10 years now, be … Continue reading

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Etiquette 101: Tipping Guide (for all over the world)

by Tim Murphy So you just had a five-star meal in Qatar. Or went scuba diving in beautiful Bohol in the Philippines. Well, lucky you! But how do you express your appreciation for the service you received? Are you in … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Taking a Working Holiday is a Good Idea

A working holiday is when you spend a significant amount of time in another country and have the working rights to back it up. With this setup, you are able to pick up a job or two (or 6) and … Continue reading

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Destination: adrénaline!

Vous êtes accros de l’adrénaline? Lonely Planet a préparé un mini-guide des 10 meilleurs montées d’adrénaline au monde ici! Psst: vous pouvez partir en Australie, aux États-Unis, en Thaïlande, en Nouvelle-Zélande et en Afrique du Sud avec SWAP… 5 des … Continue reading

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Les animaux de l’Afrique du Sud

La faune de l’Afrique du Sud est une des grandes richesses de ce pays magnifique. Jules vous raconte les secrets de ses animaux favoris ici.

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Les endroits les plus ensoleillés du monde

Photo © 1997-2011 Rogers Communications Besoin d’un peu de vitamine D? Découvrez les endroits les plus ensoleillés du monde grâce au blogue de voyage de Garry Lawrence. En passant, SWAP offre des programmes aux États-Unis, en Australie et en Afrique … Continue reading

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Why I Quit My Job to Travel Around the World

By Jodi Ettenberg More than anything, we want you all to realize that if you want to see the world and break away from the everyday YOU CAN and SHOULD! If you’ve ever daydreamed of extended travel check out the … Continue reading

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SWAP 101: the official video!!

Finally: how SWAP works in video form. We are proud to present the work of our amazing intern, Erin Deli. The actors are pretty great too, eh? Watch it here

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Single In South Africa?

If you are planning to do SWAP alone to South Africa, there are many opportunities for single travellers to get great deals on exploring the nation. There are plenty of day trips and safaris so you can see the ‘Big … Continue reading

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What’s Going On In South Africa

Check what concerts, events and festivals are coming up all around South Africa. Here

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14 Extreme Travel Activities To Get Your Heart Pumping

Traveling is often about pushing yourself to your limits and living a little dangerously, which is why backpackers are increasingly challenging themselves to face their fears, break records, challenge their fitness and seek some thrills. Not satisfied with lazing on … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do in Durban, South Africa

Pretoria-based travel writer Jenna van Schoor heads to the coast to check out what’s up in Durban! More

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Beware of Lions! Unique Signs in South Africa

You have to see these! Here

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28 Ways to Save Money for Traveling

The idea of coming up with even a few hundred dollars can be a daunting one for many cash-strapped would-be wanders. With a little creativity, determination, and yes, a bit of sacrifice, you can whittle down your expenses and find … Continue reading

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10 Cool Cities To Travel and Live

“A city is the pulsating product of the human hand and mind, reflecting man’s history, his struggle for freedom, creativity, genius-and his selfishness and errors.” (Charles Abrams) Here are Road Junky Travel’s 10 favourite cities. Our votes: Cape Town, Sydney, … Continue reading

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