Cape Town, South Africa

Volunteer in Cape Town

Find adventure and community at the southernmost tip of Africa.

GVI in South Africa are based out of Gordons Bay, a picturesque coastal village nestled at the foot of the Hottentot Hollands Mountain Range, 45 minutes from Cape Town. Do meaningful community-led work dedicated to the fight for a more equitable future, while living in some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the world.



Build a better world by contributing to vital, locally-led project work that strives for a more just and equitable future.


In line with the UN’s SDGs, we are committed to ethical and sustainable engagement with our local partners and communities.


Learn from the world’s most unique and significant cultures, in breathtaking remote locations.

Cape Town volunteer projects


The area is home to beautiful swimming beaches, magnificent wine farms and popular restaurants and bars. Gordons Bay is also the beginning of the scenic and well-known Garden Route, making this the perfect base to explore the best sites and activities the Cape has to offer.

Please note that GVI has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy that is implemented on each program. As part of the policy, participants will be required to complete a DPS check, Police Clearance, or a National Background Check where necessary, and to fully comply with the policy at all times.

There’s no better time than now. Make it happen!

Up to 15% off when you book and pay by 31 July
Included in your program, at no extra cost

Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Offered once a month, expand your adventure with GVI Experiences. These are just some of the activities offered on your program!
Experience a shisa nyama
Visit Africa's largest art collection
Take a sunrise beach yoga class
Snorkel in a kelp forest
Paddle with endangered African penguins
Try a sunrise cold-water immersion
Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Robben Island
Hike up Table Mountain