Sinakekele Children is a non-profit located outside of Durban which I was heavily involved with for 8 years. Sinakekele really solidified my passion to help out non-profits such as themselves and for the less fortunate. Please watch the the video, which was filmed and edited by the founder's amazing daughter Tarryn, to learn what Sinakekele is about. Ruth, the founder, is amazing and I highly recommend Sinakekele to donate and to volunteer!
Local attractions for international volunteers is the beach of course! It is about a 30 minute drive to the Indian ocean and Umhlanga. For shopping, movies, restaurants and entertainment, Umhlanga Gateway is a great place to go. A fun place to go to beat the heat is uShaka Marine World. Outdoor enthusiast? Maloti-Drakensberg Park is about a 2 and a half hour drive, but there is also plenty of places to go around Durban on your days off. If you want to plan a longer trip, I highly recommend the Garden Route starting off in Capetown.