Volunteer, work and travel in
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Volunteer and work in South Africa - low cost travel abroad - Workaway

Here at Workaway you will find 180 hosts and organizations for volunteer work in South Africa.
Low cost travel without having to pay expensive agency fees.

Farm stay in the Drakensberg of South Africa
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Help needed for busy backpackers lodge in Hermanus, Sou...
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Help with painting, paving, wooden strucures in beautif...
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Help at a plant Nursery near Kruger National Park, Whit...
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Travel to regions in South Africa

  • Eastern Cape (42)

    Port Elizabeth, East London, Uitenhage, Bhisho, Umtata, Queenstown, Grahamstown, Graaff Reinet, Cradock, Aliwal North

  • Gauteng (6)

    Johannesburg, Benoni, Pretoria, Vereeniging, Springs

  • KwaZulu-Natal (25)

    Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Vryheid, Ladysmith, Port Shepstone, Ulundi, Ubomba

  • Limpopo (2)

    Polokwane, Thohoyandou, Tzaneen, Lebowakgomo, Musina

  • Mpumalanga (5)

    Nelspruit, Middelburg, Bethal, Standerton, Volksrust, Komatipoort

  • North West (3)

    Klerksdorp, Rustenburg, Potchefstroom, Mmabatho, Brits, Vryburg, Bloemhof

  • Northern Cape (5)

    Kimberley, Upington, De Aar, Kuruman, Prieska, Colesberg, Springbok, Carnarvon, Poffader, Alexander Bay

  • Western Cape (85)

    Cape Town, Paarl, George, Worcester, Oudtshoorn, Saldanha, Knysna, Beaufort West, Mossel Bay, Hermanus

Last minute volunteer opportunities

Here you will find 5 last minute opportunities for volunteering in South Africa from Hosts that have indicated that they require help immediately.

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Volunteer teaching in South Africa - Transkei, Eastern ...
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Help us to become self sustainable in South Africa.
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Help out at a hostel in central Cape Town, South Africa...
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Help and have fun as an entertainer and host in Johanne...
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Workaway feedback slides

There are 855 reviews for 121 Hosts and organizations in South Africa.
121 Hosts in South Africa were rated at least 4.9/5!

First we were happy with the arrangement of our stay! We were lucky enough to be at the farm for three weeks. It was an amazing time. We helped in the...


I had my very first workaway experience with Danie & Suzanne and couldn't think about anything better than spending my time with these lovely people i...


Staying with Vaughn and Pi was an amazing experience! Their farm is a stunning little corner of paradise, with chickens, 2 dogs and a very playful cat...


This place is beautiful and it was a pleasure to look after the farm while Karl was away in Nepal. We soon got to know the horses on the farm and help...


What can we say? It was a wonderful experience to be there! This place is so magical and full of energy. Life there is simple and that is what makes t...


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