Cape Town Surfing Project - Learn to Surf for free and Learn to Teach Children to Surf.

Do you love the outdoors and would love to learn and teach surfing whilst adding hope into a child’s life?

Learn to surf and teach less privileged children to surf.

The program runs daily – Monday to Friday.  Our aim is to get the children off the streets and to stop them begging.  This project is run by David at one of the best learn to surf beaches in Cape town. Fiona and David, say: "They started the project to give something back to South Africa. They were saddened to see these children suffering and resorting to substance abuse because of the neglect they experienced at home.  We wanted them to experience some Joy and love, so we decided to do something about it!” 



Volunteer programs Begin every Monday of the Month.  Volunteers can choose from 1 week to 24 weeks ( long term discounts are available).  Prices include airport pickup, Airport Drop off, accommodation, FREE surf lessons, use of equipment and a brief Orientation.  They exclude flights, travel insurance and visas.


$420 for the 1st and 2nd week

$350 for every additional week

(These prices include a FREE Dinner on the night of arrival, a FREE drive around the Cape town Peninsula, A FREE visit to see the Penguins in Simonstown, 1 night out in the area each week, FREE Cape Town Bus tour, 4 FREE surfing lessons, Unlimited use of Surfing Gear).

Prices exclude the Registration Fee of $295 / £180 (a once off registration fee). This fee will be discounted to $250 / £150 as long as you pay us within 5 days from when you send us your registration form. A percentage of these fees are donated as charity towards the community.

What do your fees pay for?

  • Registration Fee – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund, and communication costs with volunteers. 
  • Volunteer Program Fee – Airport pick up/ Drop off, program supervision, Accommodation in a Lodge, Transport to and from the Project, Free Surf Lessons, Free use of Surfing Gear,  in-country administration costs and staff fees. 

What additional costs will you have?

The Volunteer must provide for the following:
  • Visa (you will get a 3 month visa on entry to South Africa free of Charge if you hold a : UK, USA, OR EUROPE PASSPORT), flights. Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure
  • Mobile phone / internet charges. A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities. It is normally more cost effective to locally purchase pay-as-you-go air-time and data bundles compared to roaming options. 
  • Spending money for essentials, souvenirs, etc


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