Cape Town is officially one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Framed between oceans and mountains, it is surrounded by incredible natural beauty, with Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, an absolute highlight. Cape Town is also a place of huge diversity where you can explore South Africa’s culture, beaches, see penguins, whales (not guaranteed), vibrant food markets and visit Robben Island or District 6 museum to learn about Apartheid.
Our projects are developed alongside local communities to ensure the work we do is ethical, responsible, and relevant to the needs of their communities. Our teams live and work alongside these communities, which allows us to offer sustainable and transformative experiences that provide real value where it is most needed.
Cape Town has a Mediterranean-style climate: wet and cool winters, dry and warm summers. The annual average temperature in Cape Town is a delightful 17 degrees celsius. During the months of March, April, May, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
The months of June, July and August have a high chance of rain. Cape Town has dry periods in January, February, November and December.
This program is an ideal CAS project as the students will need to show initiative and perseverance and will use skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision making.
Because we run all our own projects, we can offer programmes with quality and purpose which contribute to our long-term goals and outcomes in Cape Town.
Students will work across both these following projects during their stay:
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
At an after-school care program set up to provide a safe space for children in the vulnerable hours after school finishes, students help to plan and implement fun and educational games. These always have an emphasis on developing important life skills, such as teamwork and leadership.
Students rotate through activities, so may also be involved in providing homework support, craft-making, gardening, or holding a reading session. Your input and ideas are always welcomed as new inspiration, so this is the perfect place to share any unique skills you have.
Provides much-needed sports coaching to children in Cape Town’s townships. Physical education brings many health benefits and helps children develop important teamwork and communication skills, but sports opportunities are limited so requires a lot of creativity and enthusiasm. As a volunteer, you’ll help teach physical education sessions and coach children in various sports.
Assist coaches in teaching physical education sessions at schools in Khayelitsha and Langa, township areas of Cape Town. Help design sports classes at schools, which can include new games, fitness tests, and competitions. Teach sports at aftercare programs, where you can organize fun games, set up obstacle courses, and coach sports such as rugby, football and hockey.
This itinerary is an outline. All itineraries are tailored specifically for each school.
7, 14, 21 and 28 day itineraries are also available.
This itinerary is a sample and is subject to change.
Arrive into Cape Town
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation, The Lenox.
Settle in, orientation and welcome
Welcome Braai, the traditional South African BBQ!
Robben Island and District Museum
Summit Table Mountain and visit Camps Bay and its spectacular beach
Dinner and Project brief and Preparation
Visit your projects site today and start work
Workshop evening on the country’s water crisis and look at solutions
Workshop evening on the Impact of Climate change on the local communities
Full Day Southern Peninsula Tour. Visit Simon’s Town, the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Kalk Bay.
Full Day Southern Peninsula Tour
Dinner at local restaurant
Visit V & A Waterfront
Visit Bo Kaap
Dinner in Bo Kaap area
Depart Cape Town