All Out Africa offers inspirational travel experiences in amazing destinations in southern Africa provided by an experienced and dedicated team.

All Out Africa is a group of companies based in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Botswana. It includes a non-profit foundation, social enterprise and responsible travel business. The non-profit foundation arm implements important social and conservation projects and runs two research centers. The social enterprise arm offers volunteer, student and internship experiences which do social and environmental good. The responsible travel business arm offers responsible cultural, wildlife and adventure tours and runs two lodges. Our goal is to share our passion for southern Africa’s people, places and wildlife with the world and offer experiences that change lives.

All Out Africa has hosted over six thousand volunteer and tour participants and many more lodge guests since its inception in 2004. Many of these people have become friends and ambassadors and are helping in various ways to build a better world. All Out Africa is dedicated to people, wildlife, travel, safety, education and entrepreneurship. We have built lasting friendships with our partners and are deeply engaged in the local communities and conservation areas we work in and committed for the long term. Join us on adventures that change lives.


All Out Africa came from a humble beginning in late 2003. The first office was a shared desk in an internet café at Malandela’s farm center in the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland. The only asset was a 1985 land-cruiser affectionately known as the passion wagon which was used to ferry volunteers between community and conservation projects. All Out Africa was the brain-child of young conservationist and social-entrepreneur Kim Roques who was joined by long-term friend and responsible tourism expert Roland Thorne. At the time, the concept of volunteer travel as a means of implementing projects was novel but gradually the dream gained momentum and in early 2004 All Out Africa was born and a handful of dedicated individuals joined the team to implement important community and conservation projects through offering a rewarding travel experience to international volunteers. Despite the humble beginnings, the dream was always big and All Out Africa has grown significantly every single year since it began. From those beginnings All Out Africa has grown to become one of Africa’s leading volunteer and responsible travel organizations with bases in Swaziland, South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana employing over 50 staff and owning more than 15 vehicles. One constant throughout has been the passion, dedication and care of the staff that make up the organization, which feels more like a family than a work force. Despite having grown significantly since inception, we view where we are now as just the beginning. Join us and be a part of the story.

The name All Out Africa was derived from the saying “go All Out” meaning, “give of your best” or “no half measures” and from our focus on Africa. All Out Africa’s logo is designed to signify the inter connected nature of people, wildlife and travel. As a brand, All Out Africa has come to signify travel, adventure, care and dedication.

Our Brands

All Out Africa Foundation
All Out Africa Volunteering
All Out Africa Adventure Tours
Lidwala Lodge
Hout Bay Backpackers
Savannah Research Center
Marine Research Center


Projects: Provide unsurpassed volunteering & educational travel experiences in Africa that contribute to priority needs for local people & wildlife.

Tours: Provide inspirational tour & event experiences in Africa which are responsible, authentic & educational.

Foundation: Implement projects, facilitate education & develop capacity to enable a sustainable Africa where people & wildlife thrive.

Lidwala Lodge: Provide an authentic accommodation experience unsurpassed in Swaziland.

Hout Bay Backpackers: Become the best backpacker lodge in Cape Town.


To contribute to a peaceful & sustainable world where people & wildlife thrive.

We are passionate about Africa’s amazing diversity and believe it has unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the benefit of all.
We believe in the power of nature to improve wellbeing.
We believe in the educational influence of experiences and travel.
We believe in the importance of empathy in an interconnected global community.
We believe in the creative potential of people to do extraordinary things.
We seek to harness this potential to help make our vision a reality.


Trust – we live by honesty, are governed by conscience, can rely on each other and respect each other

Care – we care for each other, strive for the greater good and a better future, empathise with others, nurture leadership, believe in partnerships,

Communication – we communicate positively, work as a team, celebrate successes, foster dreams and opportunities, and reward innovation

Integrity – we take individual responsibility, are accountable and strive to be efficient and effective

Passion – we are passionate about our works purpose, derive meaning and fulfilment from our work, strive for balance, have fun and enjoy life


All Out Africa Foundation

Child sponsorship donation | Building materials donation

Sports development donation | Savannah research donation

Marine research donation

All Out Africa Volunteering
Cape Town Child Care | Cape Town Teaching & Youth Development
Cape Town Support for People with Disabilities | Cape Town Arts & expression
Cape Town Business Development & Product design | Cape Town Learn English & Volunteer with Children
Cape Town Wildlife Care & Community Education | Mozambique Marine Research and Whale Shark Conservation
Mozambique Marine Conservation and Childcare Combo | Swaziland Orphan Care
Swaziland Teaching | Swaziland Build a Future
Swaziland Sports Development | Swaziland Savannah Conservation
Swaziland Childcare | Botswana Rehabilitation and Therapy
Kruger and Building | Kruger to coast
Marine Conservation and Kruger | Kruger to Cape

All Out Africa Learn Programs
Cape Town Early Childhood Development | Cape Town Art & Creative Design
Cape Town Teaching and Youth Development | Cape Town Business Development
Cape Town Hospitality and Lodge Management | Mozambique Marine Research
Mozambique Scuba Dive Master| Swaziland Marketing and Advertising
Swaziland Teaching and Youth Development | Swaziland Art and Creative Design
Swaziland Early Childhood Development| Swaziland Business Development
Swaziland Photo and Videography | Swaziland Food and Nutrition
Swaziland Hospitality and Lodge Management | Swaziland International Development
Swaziland Journalism | Swaziland Tour Guiding
Swaziland Building | Swaziland Sports Coaching
Swaziland Conservation Wildlife Ecology | Botswana Social Work and Occupational Therapy

All Out Africa Adventure Tours
Bazaruto Island Archipelago Tour | Kruger Big Game Camping Safari (3/5 days)
Kruger and Mozambique | Lobamba Village Walking Tour
Malolotja Zipline Adventure | Maputo Day Tour
Mozambique Beach and Dive Course | Mozambique Beach and Whale Shark Tour
Rock Lodge and River Tubing Adventure | Swazi Cultural Village Tour
Swazi to Cape Experience

Lidwala Lodge
Private Suites | Private Rooms
Dorms | Safari Tents | Camping

Hout Bay Backpackers
Private rooms | Dorms

Savannah Research Center
Safari Tents | Research Project Support | Vehicle Hire

Marine Research Center
Dorms | Research Project Support | Dives and Ocean Safaris