Iwas sitting on a deck overlooking the great Lake of Malawi and as I listened to the volunteers chattering amongst themselves, I heard them sharing their stories and experiences about travelling and contributing to make this world a better place, which essentially not only fed their insatiable desire to travel and explore but, also fed the soul, they were making a difference and it made them feel good. Being able to travel and give back, that’s when the light bulb moment happened.
Hero Holidays was born, everyone that comes on our programmes is a hero. I wanted to create a voluntourism organization that could service all my philanthropic endeavors. This is my passion; people and my country, South Africa, being able to offer an experience of a lifetime, a meaningful vacation while giving back.
This was truly the moment when Hero Holidays’ Volunteer vision was born. Our voluntourism holidays exist to address basic community challenges, basic but vital needs, things you and I may take for granted everyday.
Hero Holidays offers the opportunity for you to work alongside us, through our projects you will learn about the diversity that is the rainbow nation, our multicultural country offers many unique experiences. Hero Holidays helps with teaching our children, building basic amenities and sustainable farming that are vital to development.
The mission of Hero Holidays is to offer a true meaningful and sustainable African experience while enhancing life for our people from previously disadvantaged communities, building our local communities, one brock at a time, connecting and changing lives, one act of kindness at a time. Correcting the injustices that was the apartheid era.
Building Communities – We build relationships with people of our communities, becoming intrenched in their lives and culture.
Meaningful and sustainable experiences that are good for the soul. While we work hard, building communities, we also play hard, offering down time traveling with our partners, exploring what our beautiful country has to offer such as iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town to the safaris in the Kruger Park.
Kindness – We always operate from a space of kindness, kindness is free.
Code Of Conduct
Hero Holidays is fully committed to responsible volunteer travel and sustainable tourism. This code of conduct is designed to help you achieve the most of your placement in a safe manner. It also ensures that the organizations and the people we work with are treated with respect and that consideration is given to other cultures.