Turn the Tide Missions

Turn the Tide Missions

Quality short-term mission trips to South Africa

Turn the Tide Missions currently facilitates short-term mission trips from outside of South Africa into the Gauteng province of South Africa.

We are looking for people who have a heart for reaching the lost and the hurting people of the great African city of Johannesburg. According to the 2007 Community Survey, the Johannesburg metropolitan area has a population of 10,267,700, of which 22% of Johannesburg residents stay in informal dwellings. Living in these areas many are at risk and have a bleak future. You will be able to help by working with us and the local churches to reach out to the community, offering hope and the love of Christ, during your time in South Africa.

CLICK HERE to submit your request for further information on how Turn the Tide Missions can serve your short-term mission trip needs.


Below is helpful information if you are planning a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa…

The short-term mission trips all take place within the South African province of Gauteng, which encompasses the major city of Johannesburg. Turn the Tide Missions currently bases its short-term mission trips at the Eikenhof LifeChange Centre, on the southern outskirts of Johannesburg.

Turn the Tide Missions currently bases its short-term mission trips at the Eikenhof LifeChange Centre, on the southern outskirts of Johannesburg. CLICK HERE for more information on this venue. Lodging is very comfortable. We have various options; from small family unit rooms to dormitory style lodging. Rooms will be assigned as arranged with the group leaders. Multiple hygienic toilet and bathroom facilities are shared per varying number of rooms. Bedding is provided. Alternative lodging, based on a price change, is also an option.

The closest international airport is the Oliver Tambo International Airport (airport code: JNB), Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information on this airport and other major South Afrcian airports, please CLICK HERE.

Most international weather websites carry accurate information about the weather in Johannesburg. If you are staying at the Eikenhof LifeChange Centre during your trip, check your weather under the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. A recommended local weather site is the South African Weather Service at On the South African Weather Service website, to get the closest to the Eikenhof LifeChange Centre select Gauteng, Johannesburg, Soweto. Remember that South African weather is measured in Celsius – click here for a basic Fahrenheit to Celcius converter.

Passport and visas
You need a valid passport with at least two blank pages upon arrival. CLICK HERE for helpful information on visa requirements to South Africa.

Recommended – tetanus vaccination. Optional – Vaccinations/medications can be taken, but we will typlically not be travelling to high risk areas for malaria or typhoid. Be sure to check the CDC website (, Travelers’ Health secion, for the latest recommendations. For a map of the South African malaria areas, CLICK HERE.

Electricity and wall plugs
Adaptor plugs and electricity; Click here and Click here for more information on the electricity supply, plug and socket types.

Helpful websites for further research on visiting South Africa

Please note: All the information provided above is meant only as an indication and is subject to change.