Hospitality Internship

Cape Town, South Africa Hospitality & Tourism



We have a variety of hospitality placements in and around Cape Town which all operate in their own unique way. These influencing factors could be location, seasonal changes, host company facilities and impact the internship program offering. These range from hostels, bed & breakfasts, guesthouses, hotels and game lodges.


International Internships are no longer a luxury but a must have on your resume. More and more employers are looking for candidates who have stepped out of their comfort zone and gained experience with a multinational twist. Many exchange programs around the world have proved, true cultural immersion only happens when you are able to live and work as a local.

Field conditions

• Minimum Age: 19 – 29 years

• Work Experience: Hospitality course enrollment or work experience is required. Interns must be mature and capable to perform expected tasks.

• Health and Well Being: Interns must be physically healthy and have no limitations when it comes to the tasks and responsibilities of the chosen program. A doctor’s certificate may be required if Intern has been hospitalized or treated within the last 12 months or has a pre-existing condition.

• Medication: All prescribed or personal medication must have necessary documentation or prescriptions with the Intern while on the program. Chronic medication must be bought in the home country prior to arrival in South Africa.

• Language: Interns need to understand and converse confidently in English within a business environment.

• Insurance: Interns must have travel and medical insurance as part of the visa application.

• Personal Traits: Interns must be reliable, self motivated, flexible and eager to get involved with the daily activities in order to reap the maximum rewards and potential from the program.

Arrival and orientation

Every Intern arriving into South Africa will be assigned to attend a monthly arrival orientations. These dates are set throughout the calendar year. This is held at our hostel, namely, 91Loop Boutique Hostel. Orientation week includes airport pick up, main meals, cultural tours, sim card setup, introduction to the country’s history and current social scenes. Awesome Travel Staff are with the Interns and are available 24/7 for assistance.

Your stay


  • HousingVolunteer house

  • Provided mealsBreakfast, dinner

Accommodation description

Interns are booked into a multi bed dormitory with en-suite bathroom. This can be upgraded to a private room dependent on availability at 91Loop Hostel. Clean linen is provided and each bed has interior lighting, charger unit and mini table for books and laptops. Options to extend at 91Loop Hostel for the internship duration is available at discounted rates.




from $388 USDper week

from $388 USDper week


What’s included

  • All meals

  • Transportation to and from project site

  • Training and support

  • Project supplies

  • Airport pickup

  • Housing

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance

  • Air tickets

Start dates

Awesome Travel is a youth and student travel company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We offer outbound youth and student programs as well as inbound programs to foreign travelers wanting to come to South Africa and experience the country as more than just a tourist. These can be categorized as volunteer projects, countrywide tours, as well as various accommodation facilities.

With all the problems the world faces, it is very often the environment and wildlife that is forgotten. There are however organizations spread throughout South Africa that are dedicated to preserving the future of our country and its wildlife. We work with a number of these organizations in an effort to help them in their cause to preserve wildlife heritage for future generations.

The projects we work with range from animal rehabilitation and education centres to a research and conservation programs. The volunteers that participate in our wildlife program get involved with the actual care of the animals and day to day running of the projects. The experience the volunteers get is totally unique and something they would never be able to do as a normal tourist.

Since its inception in 2002, our programs have gone from strength to strength and it is in no short measure thanks to the support we get from our international partners around the world.

We have developed a very close working relationship with all of the projects + facilities we support and we know they really appreciate each and every traveler that visits them. The impact that, especially the volunteers, make on a daily basis is invaluable and the experience the volunteers get is priceless.

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