Guest House Cape Town, South Africa

22 reviews22

Help us in our new home and creative hub

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with the locals
8 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
7 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Spend your weekdays supporting the creation of our guesthouse, connect with our guests, organize events, paint walls, create marketing campaigns or help us run our social media. Spend weekends hiking and surfing the waves of the Atlantic ocean. You can also help us run our social programs and projects like Football 4 Wash training with pupils, campaign for the human right of water or run our Wash Bus for the homeless people in the city.

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  • Fluent English or Intermediate German
  • Between 21 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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22 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Meeting locals
  • 7 Immersing in the local culture
  • 6 Meeting international travelers
  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Developing social awareness
  • 4 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 6. Clean water and sanitation

South Africa


This is by far the most greatest experience in my life! It was my first time being a volunteer and it was very amazing . I met so many interesting people from different countries while working at VillaViva's bar. Villaviva taught me how to make coffee, prepare breakfast and I also got to travel around and experience Capetown famous attractions, the place is in close proximity to many famous tourist attractions, I highly recommend VillaViva to anyone from any country whose interested in volunteering. Big Shout out to Moritz, Brian and the entire VillaViva family, they are very amazing people :)

2 months ago



My two months at the guest house were incredible! I felt at home from day one. The whole hostel team is super friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere is light and relaxed and Moritz and Brian are always attentive, taking care of us and supporting all activities. I was also able to learn a little more about the guest house Con Agua and feel part of this super social project that helps so many people to have access to clean water and decent sanitary conditions. I am very grateful for this experience and I will definitely be returning to the guest house soon!!

5 months ago

Moritz replied

Yolle was the kind of Volunteer you wish for. Always present, always helpful, going the extra mile and making a difference. We can't thank her enough for all the awesome things she did. From Bar work to social media. She covered a lot and left her signature for ever with creating all the room names and creating the QR Codes for it.

Thank you Yolle and we are looking forward to see you again some day. Best Wishes for your future.



My experience with the guest house was amazing, from start to finish. the guest house is a place of open minds, genuine love for others and adventures. I learned a lot about life in a community, which lead me to learn about myself as well on a personnal level. You will never feel alone or left out over there. I'm thankful for every day that I spent in this home, for every friendships that I made. The staff is full of good hearted and fun people. When they say they are family, they actually mean it and I can't thank Moritz enough for welcoming me in

5 months ago

Moritz replied

Dear Marion,

Many thanks for being part of the Family and being at the Villa. We couldn't ask for a better volunteer than you have been. Just perfect.
Looking forward to see you again and wishing you all the best for your future.

Your Villa Viva Family



Had an incredible time at the guest house! Can't recommend it enough. The home away from home feeling is always something that's hard to recreate, but they've managed to do it beautifully. Location could not be more perfect. Close to restaurants, bars, markets and hikes. The cozy - home vibe makes it impossible not to make friends. Do yourself a favour and apply now.

11 months ago

United States


The guest house is a beautiful Guest House. It is in a great location where everything is easy to get to, & you have a beautiful view of Table Mountain. You will meet so many people of different cultures & make life long friends. The staff is friendly & there is always something to do. However your working hours are dedicated to bar or reception. It's not a social media position. Every team member is free to post on the Instagram story whenever, & you may post a weekly predetermined post on their Instagram. Your time is not dedicated to working on their social media, video making, graphic design

about 1 year ago

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