Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain


A volunteer reading to kids at GCU Academy. Photo courtesy The Backpack Cape Town

Enjoy all the attractions of Cape Town, while helping local communities by building houses, knitting blankets, playing soccer or just listening to a child read. Voluntourism is a great opportunity to do something for underprivileged communities and charitable causes, while simultaneously enjoying inexpensive travel.


A video showing the benefits of voluntourism. By reading to disadvantaged children for an hour a day, these volunteers are improving children's lives in local communities.

Voluntourism scams are unfortunately common around the world. If you are unsure about the process of sourcing voluntourism packages, contact Cape Town Tourism on +27 (0)21 487 6800 or send an email to

There are a number of Cape Town-based accommodation venues that offer various volunteer packages:

Volunteers from AVIVA assist the care givers with feeding, food collection and a variety of other tasks.. Photo courtesy AVIVA

Good Hope Studies (download their 2013 programme here)
Phone: 27 (0)21 683 1399

Phone: 27 (0)21 557 431

Houtbay Backpackers
Phone: +27 (0)21 790 0427

Acacia Adventure Holidays
Phone: +27 (0)21 556 1157

Beacon of Hope Tourist Services
Phone: +27 (0)21 855 4593

African Voluntourism and Homestay Network
Phone: +27 (0)21 685 5450

Tourism That Cares
Phone: +27 (0)21 987 3796

Tourism Community Development Trust (TCD)
Phone: +27 (0)79 899 2294

Via Volunteers
Phone: +27 (0)21 856 4220