Give back to others, see spectacular sights and cultures and have fun on a life changing experience.

“I Don’t regret a single day on the program.”

“Enjoyed getting out into the community and helping with interventions.”


 South Africa
 6-12 Weeks
 Starting at $2,376
Hout Bay Backpackers
3 meals per day
First Monday of the Month

Flights are not included in the cost.

Make an impact; contribute to sustainable development and have a genuine cultural experience with a passionate and professional African responsible travel company.

Learn to speak English through an intense emersion course and use your new language skills to volunteer to help care for underprivileged children in Cape Town, South Africa. Emerging from its apartheid history South Africa’s townships are experiencing the effects of high unemployment, HIV/AIDS, poverty and substance abuse. Many children are vulnerable and are being disadvantaged by not being able to access education.

This project aims to provide support to some or the pre-school centres that have opened in townships to assist these children. You will be based at one of these centres and may help with hands-on teaching, organising activities, caring for the children, and serving them food.


The highlights of this rewarding experience include:

  • Improve you English and have the opportunity to put those skills into practice
  • Give hope through assisting at pre-schools to educate and support vulnerable and disadvantaged children
  • Experience the vibrancy of life in a South African Township
  • Live in and explore the city of Cape Town, soak up the sun on the beautiful sandy beaches, hike up table mountain and learn about the history of this iconic city


During your stay you will be accommodated in an award winning lodge, opposite the sandy beach of Hout Bay. Three meals a day will also be provided, some on a self-serve basis and others cooked for you. For more information please see the Cape Town Accommodation factsheet.

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