Arriving in South Africa

Our community based and educational projects are all mostly in Cape Town, which is known as the “mother city”. It has a stunning mountain backdrop (table mountain, which has been rated one of the world top 7 natural wonders in the world) and with its stunning white sandy beaches, encapsulates much of the diversity South Africa is famous for. The city has an amazing diversity of cultures and histories and once you arrive, you can understand why it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world

We are based in Cape Town (unless you are going to one of our Wildlife programmes, which are based near Johannesburg) so as a general rule you will need to fly into Cape Town International Airport. When you arrive, your first stop will be at Immigrations where they will ask for your passport and arrival/departure form. Your passport will be stamped by an Immigration Officer and a tourist visa will be issued. (If you have applied for a volunteer visa please be aware that you will need to show this visa at immigration)

After immigration, you will collect your luggage at the baggage reclaim area and will then proceed to the exit. Once out in the main area of the airport you will be met by an Ama Africa Experiences representative (holding a sign with the Ama Africa logo on it). You will then be transferred to your orientation accommodation. If for some reason your flight is delayed please call us on +27 21 7061455.

After you have had some time to put your bags down and explored a bit you will have dinner at your Lodge (vouchers will be provided) After some well needed sleep and a breakfast (also at your Lodge) you will take a taxi to meet your walking tour of the City of Cape Town. After lunch at the Lodge you will be met by Ama Africa Experiences for a safety orientation and welcome drink and dinner in the early evening. The last day of your orientation will see you participating in a cultural half day tour before being transported to your project and host family.