WHAT CAN I DO?
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Check out the best range of volunteer projects in South Africa and a selection of great courses and tours to add to your adventure.

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Browse our regularly updated albums covering everything from volunteer projects, things to do in Cape Town, accommodation and much more.

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Featured Volunteer Projects

Ethical volunteering in South Africa is a life changing experience, and one that many volunteers return to again and again. The hardest part is deciding what you would like to do!

You can focus on one project, or combine any number of projects to create an experience that’s right for you.

Each project page includes details about what's included, accommodation, volunteering hours, available dates and volunteer fees. You will also find links to project photos and downloadable volunteer guides.

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Greater Kruger Conservation Project

Greater Kruger Conservation Project

Join a dedicated team of conservationists, encounter a wide variety of African wildlife and assist with ongoing research projects within the Greater Kruger National Park.

African Penguin and Seabird Rehabilitation - Backpacker

African Penguin and Seabird Rehabilitation - Backpacker

Help to rehabilitate endangered African Penguins and other marine bird species at the SANCCOB rehab centre near Cape Town. This option includes self-catering backpacker accommodation.

Big Cat Sanctuary

Big Cat Sanctuary

Ethical volunteering with lions, tigers and leopard at an environmentally friendly sanctuary near Cape Town for captive bred predators

Marine Conservation: Sharks - Whales - Penguins

Marine Conservation: Sharks - Whales - Penguins

Work closely with a team of marine conservationists and biologists. Enjoy shark cage-diving, ecotours and whale-watching, rehabilitating African Penguins and experience a wide range of South African marine life.

St George's Home for Girls

St George's Home for Girls

Inspire young minds through mentoring, play and homework support at this very special home for girls near Cape Town.

Surf Week in Cape Town

Surf Week in Cape Town

Join us for an amazing week in Cape Town with four 2-hour surf lessons suitable for absolute beginners and beyond. You'll also have time to explore and take in some of the many activities available in and around the city!