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.
Work in return for accommodation or at least at reduced rates in Cape Town, and do anything from cleaning local wildlife areas and painting orphanages to building houses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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