Learn to surf in South Africa & help underprivileged children

Volunteer in South Africa, learn to surf at Muizenberg and help underprivileged children.

Surf in South AfricaSituated in Muizenberg, Cape Town, a place renowned for its gentle rolling waves just calling out to be ridden, you will be learning to surf in one of the best places in the world. The surf is free from rips and currents, giving you the safest & best opportunity to hone your skills – it’s not as easy as it looks!

Surf at the Beaches of Muizenberg and Teach Children

You will first learn the art of surfing, along with the addictive and electrifying feeling that comes with riding a wave all the way into the shore. Then you will be working will kids from the disadvantaged areas surrounding Muizenburg, teaching them how to surf.

Surf in South Africa with bright, enthusiastic children

These are bright, enthusiastic children who have been unfortunate to grow up in underprivileged communities. These kids had a hard time growing up in their families, because violence, tragedy and the lack of money have interfered in their upbringing. This is why this work is so important, as it gives them the chance to get away from all of that. They will enjoy spending with you some hours in the water, where they can have fun and make friends and the air is filled with light-hearted laughter.  Moreover, this will open to them a new freedom that really is priceless and makes a huge impact on their lives.

Volunteers like you will bring a new freedom and joy to the lives of the children

Volunteers like you will make all the difference for the children. You will get to spend sun-soaked days on the beautiful beaches of South Africa, while giving new experiences and skills to these wonderful kids, letting them escape the difficulties of their lives and helping to broaden their horizons.

Cape Town with its amazing places to visit is just at your fingertips

In your free time you will also be able to explore all the amazing places in Cape Town with the city right at your feet.



Start Dates & Arrival for the Surf Program in South Africa

Our programs to volunteer in South Africa start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Therefore, you should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation.

  • Location of project: Muizenberg, Cape Town
  • Arrival airport: Cape Town (code CPT)
  • Shared dormitory room in volunteer house, same sex rooms
  • Food: Self-catering (budget approximately US$50 per week)
  • Around 30 min to the project – a short multi-person taxi ride and a train journey (budget approx. US$20 per week).
  • Available from 2 to 8 weeks



Highly Affordable Fees

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of  U$ 149.00 on top of the program fee.

Prices 2019


What is included in the volunteer program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project


Accommodation & Meals

  • Shared dormitory room in volunteer house, same sex rooms
  • Food: Self-catering (budget approximately US$50 per week)
  • Around 30 min to the project – a short multi-person taxi ride and a train journey (budget approx. US$20 per week).


Requirements for the Surf Program in Muizenberg

  • You must be 18+ years old.
  • You should provide a CV & Motivational letter.
  • All participants in our volunteer in South Africa programs must have adequate travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in South Africa or during orientation,
  • Be ready to care for the children
  • If you love spending time with children, this project is for you.
  • If you’ve got your own wetsuit, bring it along. The weather can become quite cold, especially during the winter months of May to September. If not, you will be provided with one.
  • Please bring your laptop and camera, if possible, so as to be able to help with administration tasks; working in the office, blogging, social networking, coming up with new ideas to improve the project and other helpful tasks.



South Africa Volunteer Programs

Find all the South Africa volunteer programs here.

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