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South Africa

Mission Trips

The Basics


59.3 Million


IsiZulu, Afrikaans, and English


Protestant 73%
Catholic 7%
None 15%
Muslim 2%
Other 3%
South Africa is well known for soccer, safaris, and a beautiful coast line. It’s a land of adventure and a land of diversity. A variety of people groups live here and 11 official languages. After years of apartheid, the South African church is reaching out to others in their communities and throughout the country to meet the needs of their neighbors and to share the Gospel. Will you join the South African church in their efforts?


A handshake while maintaining eye contact is the most common greeting in South Africa. Some women will not shake hands, so wait for them to extend a hand first. Men may kiss women they know on the cheek in place of a handshake.

Most urban South Africans wear casual clothing, including jeans. However, tennis shoes are rarely worn unless the person is exercising or on the beach. Fashionable shoes or sandals are normally worn.

In some ethnic groups it is not polite to gesture or give and receive objects with the left hand. Receiving objects with cupped hands is considered polite.


South Africa is one of the world’s premier surfing destinations. If you are near the coast in Cape Town or Jeffreys Bay for surfing be sure to give it a shot!

Take a hike up Table Mountain in Cape Town and survey one of the most breathtaking views in the world.

Leap off of the highest bungie jump in the world off of Bloukrans Bridge. It is located at the border between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape in the Tsitsikamma area.

Upcoming South Africa Mission Trips

These trips help make a difference in this country by serving alongside local ministries. You can join them!

Gap Year | 9 Months | August 2025

Now Open
4 countries

August 2025

AGES 17-20

South Africa | Semesters | January 2025

Now Open
2 countries

January 2025

AGES 18-30

South Africa | Semesters | August 2024

Now Open
2 countries

August 2024

AGES 18-30

Gap Year | 9 Months | August 2024

Now Open
4 countries

August 2024

AGES 17-20

Strategic Partners

  • Impact Africa

    Impact Africa’s mission is to serve, educate, and rescue individuals while provoking them toward a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ through socially relevant outlets of ministry service. This deeply impacts individuals, communities, and nations. We are compelled to use every opportunity, gift, and talent entrusted to us to fulfill this mission! Our teams are typically involved with house-to-house evangelism, Bible studies, school programs, and baby rescue programs.

  • Global Leadership Academy

    Global Leadership Academy is passionate and determined to see that every child in their care discovers and realizes their God-given potential. They aim to develop authentic leaders who will impact their school, community, country, and eventually the world. Our teams are typically involved with school ministry, children’s ministries, and beach outreach.

  • BEAM Africa

    BEAM Africa sees a future where the poor are afforded the opportunity to improve their quality of life and pursue their dreams. Their mission is to be instrumental in facilitating broad-based inclusion of marginalised people in social, economical, and educational activities. Our teams are typically involved with their life skills classes, teaching English, and children’s ministry.

  • Love Story

    Love Story is a relief organization that seeks to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized. They aim to restore hope through feeding schemes, education programs, clothing distribution, and poverty alleviation. Love Story believes in building families and sow into the community in various ways such as support groups, bible studies, soup kitchens, clothing distribution, hospital visits, volunteer participation and community revamps. Our teams are typically involved with the feeding programs, evangelism, and hospital visits.

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