Cape Town

Cape Town



Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.

Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. As of 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million. Cape Town’s land area of 2,455 square kilometres (948 sq mi) is larger than other South African cities, resulting in a comparatively lower population density of 1,425 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,690 /sq mi).[2]

The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. 




Climate Data for Cape Town

Climate Data for Cape Town



Athletic Development Trainer

  • Should have a basic understanding of body bio-mechanics
  • Should understand small children and the development of learning
  • Must have good voice projection for group control
  • Must be able to teach basic ball skills
  • Passionate about working with children


Tennis Coach 

Should be an average Tennis Player / qualified Tennis Coach with experience

  • Must go on a Coach trainer course through the Growing Sports Foundation Trust ( R 1000-00)
  • Should have firm discipline, but be gentle and kind.
  • Must be a good communicator – English essential even though will be working with Xhosa speaking children
  • Must therefore be a good communicator with good voice projection for group control


Volunteers must be:

  • of healthy, fit disposition and be in good physical shape.
  • No drinking and no drugs
  • Must have an international drivers licence / SA drivers licence
  • Must be prepared to work a minimum of 4 week periods at a time with a break after an 8 week period or set discussed times (as children become dependant on them)
  • Carry Travel insurance and have necessary Volunteer work permits


Volunteers are asked for a donation towards specific projects – a minimum of which would be R 2500-00.





Volunteers will be housed in Mountain Manor Back Packers Lodge, 21 Breda Street, Gardens – or in the Guest House/self-catering (as preferred)


Choice of accommodation will be:  (subject to availability)

  • 2 bed dorm @ R 220-00 per day per bed
  • 4 bed dorm @ R 175-00 per day
  • 6 bed dorm @ R 146-00 per day
  • 10 bed dorm @ R 121-00 per day
  • (Or in Guest House or self-catering apartment from R 795-00 per day)



  • Breakfasts – R 45-00
  • Lunches –  R 65-00
  • Dinners   – R 85-00


Tours and sightseeing:

Can be included in the package – optional extra

Airport collections/ drop-offs – R 220-00 each way – optional extra


4 week package cost (Lodge)

 1.  Accommodation in a twin room (sharing with one other) with 3 meals per day

      =  R 11 620-00 for 4 weeks ( R 2905-00 per week/ $      /Pounds    /Euro

     +  R 1000-00  Coach Training course


2.  Accommodation in a dorm with 6 people with 3 meals per day

      = R 9548-00 for 4 weeks (2387-00 per week/$      /Pounds    /Euro

     +  R 1000-00 Coach training course


Longer stay times to be quoted accordingly.




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