Cape Town is quite typical for a large city in a developing country. However, many parts of Cape Town are very much like cities in the developed world. As a visitor, you can explore a large, bustling business district, beautiful residential areas, shopping malls, industrial areas and some of the best restaurants in the country. Nearby the city, there are large areas of informal settlements (townships). These lower-income communities are dynamic and culturally rich and are wonderful places to visit. However, as in many places in the world, there is also a great need in these communities. Improvements need to be made in infrastructure, medical care, child care and education.
We are thrilled to have our home base in Cape Town. Most volunteers from all different projects stay at the GHV Volunteer House, and our project coordinator is available to support you 24/7.