WHAT CAN I DO?
volunteering and more

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

PHOTOS
images from South Africa

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

INSURANCE
cover for volunteers

We've partnered with World Nomads to provide you with great value travel insurance. Check out your options here and make sure you're covered before you leave home.

TRAVEL ADVICE
frequently asked questions

With more than fifteen years' experience, there's not much we haven't covered in our FAQ section. If you can't find what you need here, please contact us.

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.

view all projects and activities
Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

Join us for an amazing oceanic adventure as we sail along the South African coastline from Cape Town, to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the oceans. With cultural exchange, and options for activities like diving, snorkeling, kayaking and hiking along the way, this project is truly unique. Your volunteer fee will also help us to sponsor young men and women from disadvantaged communities to join our voyages.

Masigcine Children's Home

Masigcine Children's Home

Join a well-structured volunteer programme at this beautiful children's home near Cape Town, and assist with child care, developmental play, preparing food, feeding, fun activities and a wide range of other tasks.

Fikelela Child and Youth Care Centre

Fikelela Child and Youth Care Centre

Join this vibrant, hands-on project where you will be playing with the children, reading them stories, assisting qualified teachers twice a week in afternoon programmes, helping with food preparation, child care and lots of other tasks at a beautiful children's home near Cape Town.

Elephant and Rhino Monitoring Project

Elephant and Rhino Monitoring Project

Join a dedicated team of conservationists for a rich African wildlife experience, focusing on monitoring Elephants and Rhino in 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.

Homeless Feeding Programme in Cape Town

Homeless Feeding Programme in Cape Town

Join this rewarding community project in Cape Town and help to provide essential meals for the homeless as well as assist underprivileged children at the after-school programme.