SAVE Foundation

SAVE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that works to enrich, educate, and empower various township and settlement communities, as well as protect and rehabilitate wildlife in areas of Africa. 

Through the assistance of enthusiastic volunteers, generous sponsors, and dedicated staff, SAVE has broadened it’s reach from South Africa to 6 different countries with 35 humanitarian and wildlife projects over the past 9 years.

Our Projects Include:

  • Community & Livelihood Project
  • Sports Development Project
  • Computer Literacy Project
  • Adventure Surf Club Project
  • Disabled School Assistance Project
  • Skills Development Project
  • Skate Club Project
  • Kitesurfing Outreach Project
  • Settlement Project 
  • School & Educare Project
  • Medical Placement
  • Hartees Animal Sanctuaries Project
  • Hartees Animal & Children Combo
  • Shark Conservation Project
  • Pre-Vet Project
  • WildCat Kimberley
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Big 5 Wild

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SAVE Foundation Reviews

Life changing experiences!

A wonderful experience! So many different projects to choose from and incredible to work with the kids and meet people from all over the world.

By: Molli
Nationality: USA
Age: 25

Amazing experience

A fantastic trip to Cape Town learning about how people live in townships, while working with the kids living there. And at the same time making new best friends across the world. I would recommend SAVE to everyone thinking about volunteering.

By: Anna Sofie
Nationality: Denmark
Age: 23


I worked with SAVE foundation as an Educare intern for 8 months between 2016/2017. The work SAVE does within its local community is so important and as a result, being one of their volunteers you have the chance to do amazing things and make a real change.

By: Georgina
Nationality: British
Age: 20

The most amazing experience

I always dreamed of traveling in South Africa and I heard about a program that sends volunteers and I decided that this is what I want to do. I flew to Cape Town for a two-month volunteer. I taught English in schools and mainly did a lot of fun with the kids. They are amazing, good children, very much appreciate the work of the volunteers and especially like to enjoy their company. The work is hard but challenging and mainly teaches a lot. Cape Town is stunning and you can stroll and experience to see and travel in the free time. And especially an amazing experience

By: Bell
Nationality: Israel
Age: 22

Life changing experience!

My time with SAVE was unfortunately short, but breathtaking. You meet so many amazing people within the staff and the other volunteers, the atmosphere they create is one of the things that makes me longing to go back! But the volunteering was the thing that definitely got to me. After SAVE I got a completely new look on the world, you get to see things you could have never imagined living a cozy first world life, I personally was working in Sunshine Educare (Cape Town) and Nicki who runs the school, her own little clinic and dog sanctuary is most definitely my hero. I'm longing to go back every day, it will definitely not be my last time with SAVE!

By: Nynne Freja Poldrugatsch
Nationality: Danish
Age: 21

Amazing Experience

I volunteered on the Surf adventure project in Table View, SA and it was by far one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in my life. I would recommend volunteering with SAVE to everyone. It's 100% worth the time and money.

By: Maya
Nationality: United States
Age: 19

The time spent in South Africa was definitely one of the best experiences in my life

SAVE is an amazing organisation which makes you feel secure and able to enjoy yourself to the fullest during the trip. I’ve definitely lost my heart to Africa with life lessons, memories and friendships that will last forever.

By: Liza
Nationality: Danish
Age: 21

Best experience EVER!

Best 20 days in my life! Great experience, sweet and kind people - Got new friends from all over The World! I would do this again if i Could!

By: Kira
Nationality: Danish
Age: 22

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