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Free Time- Cape Town

Are you worried if there will be enough time for you to travel while volunteering in South Africa? Are you wondering where you can travel while working with underprivileged communities in South Africa?  No need to be concerned, programs in South Africa is designed to allow enough free time to explore and experience the scenery and culture while you volunteer.

While in South Africa, you will have free time in the morning and evening. You will be working for about 4-5 hours a day. You will start your day at South Africa volunteer program between 9 to 10 am and finish around 3 to 4 pm. and spend the rest of your space time exploring exotic places in Cape Town.

  Our volunteer projects are located in the city of Cape Town. Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa, and regarded as one of the most scenic routes in South Africa.  As you take a look around this place, you will notice its magnificent Table Mountain National Park, striking street arts, informal settlements, organic market gardens, and wine lands. All this and much more is waiting for you to explore while volunteering in South Africa in your free time.

Weekend Exploration

While participating in South Africa program, you will be working for 5 days a week from Monday to Friday. You get 2 days off in a week, which you can spend, indulging and exploring the fascinating natural features in South Africa.

South Africa has plenty of tourist attractions for everyone to experience and observe. It is one of the continent's best safari destinations with exceptional powdery beaches, star-studded desert skies, epic landforms, historic museums, and dramatic canyons. During the weekend you can visit all this places including the museums and historical political landmarks. Some of the most popular places of interest during your weekend visit while participating in volunteering program in South Africa include:

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

This is a picturesque 5.28sq km botanical garden, which is one of the most beautiful in the world that you should visit while in South Africa. More than 7000 of Southern Africa’s 22,000 plant species are grown here. Besides that you will find a popular Tree Canopy Walkway made out of steel and timber providing you with amazing views all around. It is a good place to visit to explore the natural riches of South Africa in the weekends while volunteering in South Africa and make memories.

Cape of Good Hope

If you have a passion for hiking, good view and tranquility, the Cape of Good Hope is the place for you. It is a spectacular 33.8km circular route, a confluence of the great Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. One can observe awesome scenery, fantastic walks, great bird watching and often-deserted beaches. This rocky headland is a prolific destination for a weekend of adventure, relaxation and tolerance while you go to South Africa volunteer opportunities. 

Constitution Hill

Visit Constitutional Hill museum in Johannesburg. It is South Africa's most important historical sites, with inspirational exhibitions that date back to 1892.  It is an excellent place to spend and learn all the political history and the complex political past of South Africa.

Kruger National Park

If you have a fascination about nature and animals in their natural habitat then Kruger National Park checks all the boxes. It is one of the world's greatest national parks and home to Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra.  The diversity, density and sheer numbers of animals is almost unparalleled. While working in volunteer programs in South Africa, take a jeep and an experience tour guide for one unforgettable African Safari.

Other interesting places to visit during your weekend are:
Visit the Apartheid Museum to observe the architecture revealing inspiring stories about apartheid system.
Go and check out the Blyde River Canyon to get eagle-eye view of world's largest canyon und to see the enshrined ashes of monks.
Hike in to a cable car and spend time at the Table Mountain to see the rich diversity of cape floral kingdom
Take a day trip to the Big Hole to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest hand dug hole

Volunteer Programs in South Africa

No matter what your passion for volunteering is, Global Crossroad offers variety of volunteering opportunities such as
work in child care,
volunteer English teaching,
sport coaching,
health care, and much more.