Back on tour in South Africa!
We kicked off our South African leg of the tour with our first Balloon Circus volunteer – Maya. Maya is 18 and came to gain work and life experience while supporting Balloon Circus’ work. Our first show back in Cape Town gave us the best surprise: our initial visit two years ago inspired the children to join a circus club and since then they have weekly training as a regular activity.

Our SA tour brought us to all the SOS children’s villages throughout the country, covering a staggering 2,000 miles by bus through some pretty hairy areas but we were looked after as always. We thought over 900 children in Port Elizabeth, the wilds of Mthatha, Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Pretoria and up to Nelspruit in the Kruger. None of the children had experienced anything like xxxx. They were brilliant, quick learners who had a lot of fun trying everything. They certainly appreciated having international visitors as they don’t get many volunteers.

A huge thank you to all the team in SA for helping us get around.


About the Author:

Jenny, Founder of Balloon Circus trained as an actor and fell in love with circus performance and street art from meeting other performers who sparked an interest in alternative entertainment, which is loved by adults and children alike. After 20 years working with children and much performance experience as a entertainer specializing in fire shows, stilt walking, human statues and walkabout she found a niche in balloon modelling.