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Here at Workaway you will find 184 hosts and organisations for volunteer work in South Africa.
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Travel to regions in South Africa

  • Eastern Cape  (41)

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

  • Gauteng  (11)

    Johannesburg, Benoni, Pretoria, Vereeniging, Springs

  • KwaZulu-Natal  (24)

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

  • Limpopo  (3)

    Polokwane, Thohoyandou, Tzaneen, Lebowakgomo, Musina

  • Mpumalanga  (6)

    Nelspruit, Middelburg, Bethal, Standerton, Volksrust, Komatipoort

  • North West  (4)

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

  • Northern Cape  (5)

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

  • Western Cape  (81)

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

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There are 924 reviews for 123 Hosts and organizations in South Africa.
123 Hosts in South Africa were rated at least 4.9/5!

Exceptional hosts. It was a pleasure and privilege to spend 3 weeks with such dedicated, kind and knowledgable people in the diverse plant and animal ...

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Magical Memories on the slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountains

I could not have dreamt of a more amazing experience for my first Workaway project!

Th...

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We spent two weeks on the farm, helping with outdoor activities and learning about bees/ cheesemaking/ invasive plants which was a great experience fo...

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After three weeks enjoying this magical corner of the Transkei I can only feel immensely fortunate.
The Hostel, which is part of a major project that...

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I was supposed to stay one month but extended it and stayed for two! It was AMAZING! As soon as I arrived it was like being home. Everyone who works t...

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Popular Hosts and organizations in South Africa

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