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Facts about South Africa
South Africa offers a varied environment and cultural experience to its visitors. Located on the southern end of Africa, this country features beautiful locations to spot wildlife ranging from hippos in the Limpopo River, to zebras in the savannah, dolphins off of the coast, and penguins in the cape. Vacationers and tourists interested in a cultural experience can explore the bustling cities and take in the nightlife of South Africa. Volunteer vacationers and humanitarians traveling to South Africa can find opportunities to help a community in need while on their trip abroad. Many non-profit groups accept donations to help make a difference in the region.
Many of the service projects in South Africa work to improve educational standards and wellness in the African communities. Groups working to improve education provide supplies and support to local schools. Visitors can donate school supplies and art supplies to these groups. Wildlife enthusiasts can help environmental groups through charitable donations; many of these groups are working to build and improve natural reserves and increase awareness of conservation and knowledge of food production. Wellness service projects can work to provide medical care and support to under-served communities. Travelers interested in responsible tourism can donate medical supplies to help these groups.