Our two locations in South Africa, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, are located on the south coast and have a pleasant Mediterranean climate.
South Africa is the most developed economic area of the African continent. Many South African companies work on an internationally high level and are therefore suitable options for internships.
South Africa is a multi-ethnic country. The consequences of racial segregation (apartheid, 1948-1991) are still prevalent: Besides the high levels of development, there is still a high level of social inequality, extreme poverty and underdevelopment. Relations between ethnic groups remain fragile.
As a first language, 77% of South Africans name indigenous languages (with the main ones being Zulu and Xhosa). Afrikaans is the first language for 13%, and English for 10% of the South Africans. Anyway, most South Africans are bilingual, trilingual or even quadrilingual, so you can usually easily communicate in English, especially in urban areas.
Locations in South Africa
Table Mountain dominates the city, on whose shallow top impressive clouds often form and then slide down into the unique flora and fauna of its slopes, vineyards and beaches. They are part of the Table Mountain National Park, which provides opportunities for numerous excursions and nature activities nearby the city.
The city centre, also called "City Bowl", bordered by mountains and the beach, is modern and has offices, shops, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, tourist attractions and the harbor. There are also many colonial buildings, such as in Long Street, which is a landmark with many antique shops, hotels, restaurants and bars.
The suburbs north of the city center are mainly residential areas of middle to upper middle standards. West of it, there is the Atlantic Seaboard coastline, known for its white sand beaches, coastal roads and trendy bars and restaurants that also attract many holidaymakers. Its ocean waters however are rather cold for swimming.
The majority of the 3.7 million inhabitants of Cape Town live in townships, which are located mainly in the eastern outskirts, north along False Bay. They were founded during the time of racial segregation to accommodate the non-white population. Even today, many families live there in poverty under bad living conditions.
Activities in South Africa
Internships & Volunteering
A placement in South Africa can also be perfectly combined with a placement in Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a tropical getaway destination for many South Africans and that's why there are cheap flights.
You can find all internships and volunteering placements in South Africa using the main menu at the top of this page, or by using the Activity Finder.