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Volunteer Accommodation in South Africa

If you’ve never traveled on your own to Africa, the prospect of planning a trip there can seem pretty overwhelming. Will your accommodations be safe? What about food and sanitation?

Who will help you navigate your way on a continent you’ve only just arrived on? With IFRE you can put all these doubts and fears to rest and breathe a big sigh of relief knowing that we’ll take care of everything for you.

IFRE arranges safe, clean, and comfortable housing, serves you two local,

healthy meals day, and makes sure our stellar in-country staff watches over you and guides you throughout your entire experience volunteering abroad in South Africa. During your volunteer program you will stay in our volunteer house located in Cape Town’s most bohemian suburb, Observatory! Affectionately called “Obz” by the locals, this suburb is the home of the oldest South African Astronomical Observatory, giving volunteers easy access to all parts of Cape Town.

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Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included from Mon-Fri (lunch and weekend meals not provided). There are plenty of best budget restaurants everywhere in Cape Town)

You will receive two meals of South African cuisine each day. Breakfast normally consists of cereal and toast and dinner is a nutritious home-cooked local meal (meat, vegetables, rice or potatoes and salad). If you are a vegetarian, vegan, or have other dietary restrictions, inform your in-country coordinator ahead of time so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Our volunteer house boasts the following amenities for your comfort and safety:

  • Backpacker-style dorm rooms with 4 to 8 volunteers per room
  • Lockers are provided to keep valuables safe (please bring your own padlock)
  • Strictly controlled access (all gates fitted with electronic keypad access)
  • 2 TV Rooms / Lounges with full cable TV (various movie, sport & music channels)
  • 2 fully equipped kitchens (fridge, stove, microwave, kettle, cutlery, crockery, etc.)
  • Communal Showers and Toilets
  • Indoor and Outdoor braai/barbecue facilities
  • Pool Table, Table-Tennis table and dartboard.
  • Hi-Speed Wi-Fi (vouchers can be purchased at R100 for 4GB of data)
  • On-site hostel manager and daily cleaning staff
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included from Mon-Fri (lunch and weekend meals not provided)

You are guaranteed to make friends for a lifetime while staying in our volunteer house!

Volunteer Programs in South Africa

No matter what your passion for volunteering is, IFRE offers variety of volunteering opportunities such as work in child care, volunteer English teaching, sport coaching, social welfare, health care, wildlife volunteering in South Africa.

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