CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

 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.

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Available: February – November.  

Accommodation: Our teams are currently housed in Muizenberg, just 3 minutes away from one of the most popular beaches in Cape Town’s South Peninsula.  

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. The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 26°C (78°F). The coldest month is August with an average maximum temperature of 17°C (62°F). 

Programme Focus

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

We partner with pre-schools caring for children between the ages of 6 months and 7 years. These schools offer children from disadvantaged backgrounds an invaluable head start to their education and future, with a specific emphasis on helping them to prepare for their next step to primary school. 

Unfortunately, understaffed and lacking in essential resources, these schools struggle to meet the needs of the children. Students help the classes come alive, assisting teachers with lesson planning, and making real progress for the next step to enter school.  

EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT

At an after-school care program set up to provide a safe space for children in the vulnerable hours after school finishes, students can help to plan and implement fun and educational games. These always have an emphasis on developing important life skills, such as teamwork and leadership. 

Groups will 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 and ideas you have. 

Sample Cape Town Itinerary

This itinerary is an outline. All itineraries are tailored specifically for each school. 

7, 10, 21 and 28 day itineraries are also available. 21 and 28 day itineraries can be combined
with our Greater Kruger Project in South Africa or Botswana.

This itinerary is a sample and is subject to change.

Day

Activity

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Day 1

Depart UK

Depart UK

Travel

Overnight Flight

Day 2

Arrive into Cape Town 

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation

Settle in, orientation and welcome

Welcome Braai, the traditional South African BBQ!

Day 3

On project

Khayelitsha Community Tour

African drumming and craft session

Games night

Day 4

On project

Community development work, focusing on the health and hygiene of children in townships.

Community development work, focusing on health and hygiene education.

Cultural night

Day 5

Depart UK

Community development work, focusing on supporting our sports programmes in Cape Town.

Community development work, focusing on supporting our sports programmes in Cape Town.

Movie night

Day 6

Full day Peninsular tour

Visit the Penguins at Boulder Beach, Simon’s Town, Cape Point where the Oceans meet, Chapmans Peak and Hout Bay

Excursion

Dinner

Day 7

On project

Community development work, focusing on working with young people.

Community development work, focusing on gender equality with community elders and 

Cape Malay dinner in Bo Kaap

Day 8

Excursion

City tour, including District 6 Museum

Visit Robben Island and V & A Waterfront

Dinner in Cape Town

Dinner in Cape Town

Day 9

On project

Community development work

Surfing lesson in Muizenberg!

Day 10

On project

Hike Lions Head

Get the cable car up Table Mountain. Enjoy the view from the top!

Day 11

Excursion

Transfer to Aquila Game Reserve, 2 hrs from Cape Town

Game Drive 

Game Drive. Overnight at Aquila game reserve

Day 12

Excursion

Return to Cape Town

Visit project site one last time!

Farewell dinner, reflection and awards

Day 13

On project

Time at leisure before transferring to the airport

Depart for UK

Overnight Flight

Day 14

Arrive home

Arrive back in UK

Price Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Student/staff ratio 10:1. 
  • Pre departure information and communication
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers
  • Experienced dedicated group leader throughout
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation, staff in twins. Students in twins/dorms
  • Experienced dedicated group leaders throughout
  • Project management
  • Project materials
  • All activities and excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Wifi 
  • 24/7 Security guards at accommodation
  • 24/7 Emergency medical support throughout
  • Single supplements for staff
  • Additional excursions
  • Visas
  • Covid testing (where necessary)