Come and help round our home and with the kids in Cape Town, South Africa


South Africa

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Hi, we are Tess and Simon, we are marine biologists based in Muizenberg, Cape Town, a real surfer's paradise. We run a non-profit organisation focused on whales and dolphins in South Africa and Namibia. We often host local and international students, as well as AirBnB guests, but are looking for someone specifically to help out with our family life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Surfboards and a relaxed environment to make new friends.

    Muizenberg is a surfer's paradise and the best place to learn to surf in Cape Town. The suburb is a vibrant village on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town with a welcoming community and a range of pubs, restaurants and out-door activities. The area is the gateway to the southern peninsula which includes the villages of Kalk Bay, Simons Town, multiple swimming beaches and tidal pools and the is one of the most scenic parts of Cape Town including Cape Point and the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach and year-round whale watching, snorkelling, diving etc. Helpers are welcome to get involved with our NGO activities such as weekly beach cleans and outreach events.

  • Help


    We have two vibrant children (6 and 3) and a dog, but have to travel a lot for work, so are looking for someone to help us during these times. In exchange for staying in our home we are looking to find someone who can help with the early mornings and afternoon/evenings and the occasional weekend days.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer private self catering accommodation on site with a separate entrance. We will provide breakfast and dinner or you are welcome to your facilities to cook for yourself (no lunch provided).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 693766573329