Cycle For A Cause

Why not ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour for a good cause? Each charity listed here has a number of entries for cyclists wanting to pedal for a purpose. Choose the one you’d like to support and use the contact details provided to discover more.

Email Charity Group Information

Badisa Wynberg

Contact: EB Consulting on 0817728339 or

Badisa Wynberg is accredited as a designated child protection agency and has the statutory obligation to protect children in accordance with the Children’s Act. Our mission is to provide excellent social work and support services to children, families and communities in need and establish development programmes aimed at promoting the healthy development and functioning of individuals.

This is achieved through statutory child protection intervention, family-mediation, foster care, community development programs and early childhood development (ECD) training.

Categories: Social Services.

Stellenbosch University

Contact: Marvin Koopman on 0218089265 or


Stellenbosch University (SU) is turning 100 in 2018, and we are calling on alumni, students, staff and friends of Maties to ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour for a worthy cause. Help us raise R1 million in bursary support during our centenary year. You will be doing your bit to provide opportunities to the next generation of talented Maties making an impact globally. Here’s how you can get involved: Buy a #Maties100 group entry-secure your place in the Cape Town Cycle Tour for R3 000. You will get a starting time before the open groups, PLUS a limited edition #Maties100 cycling shirt, cycling cap, supporter’s T-Shirt, and post-event hospitality.

Buy a tshirt and ride as part of the Maties100 Group: Purchase a limited edition Maties100 centenary racing shirt and ride in support of the Maties for Maties Bursary Fund.

Categories: Education.

Lunchbox Theatre

Contact: Stuart Palmer on 0834230083 or

Lunchbox Theatre (LBT) believes very strongly in the power that interactive theatrical events have to educate, empower, enlighten and entertain. The focus on school based learners stems from the knowledge that our youth are our future and that their influences are an important gauge for where we are headed as a country. LBT offers a vital aid through the engaging medium of live performance and interactive workshops.
Our work is two tiered:
1. Educational Theatre shows in predominantly underprivileged school in the Western and Eastern Cape. To date we have performed over 600 shows to more than 130 000 children
2. Performance skills workshops for dance and drama in underprivileged schools that help to develop valuable life skills for primary and high school learners.

Categories: Animals, Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Kids, Social Services.

The Herzlia Foundation Trust

Contact: Amanda Zar on 0212863472 or

The Herzlia Foundation Trust’s vision is to future-proof United Herzlia Schools by building the Endowment Fund to ensure that no Jewish child is denied a Jewish education for genuine financial reasons; and that Herzlia remains an affordable Jewish community school providing educational excellence with world-class facilities. United Herzlia Schools is the sole beneficiary of The Herzlia Foundation Trust.

Categories: Education.

Full Tummy Fund

Contact: Tara Theron on 0215555100 or

The Full Tummy Fund is a Spur Foundation initiative that aims to make a big difference in the lives of thousands of young children from disadvantaged communities. Please join us in the movement for change to help nourish and educate South Africa’s children in need. After all, we know you can’t teach a hungry child.
It is with YOUR help and generosity that we are able to fill tummies and feed minds. We look forward to welcoming you to our charity team.

Categories: Education, Kids.

Atlantic Hope

Contact: Dani Janks on 0823348882 or

Approximately 7 babies are abandoned a day in South Africa. Atlantic Hope provides basic developmental, physical and mental care. Medical needs are prioritised, and they provide nutrition, shelter, health care services and give these babies the maximum nurturing and care that they need as they begin their lives in the absence of their parents. Atlantic Hope is legally approved to house up to six babies at one time. They provide the much needed care whilst legal decisions and proceedings determining the child’s future are conducted by the social workers, in the most loving and peaceful safe haven.

Categories: Health, Kids, Social Services.

Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust

Contact: Sharon King on 0827622787 or

The Overberg was once covered in a rich vegetation type called Renosterveld. But like its namesake, the rhino, today only 4-6% of Renosterveld remains. It’s not only plant species that have been lost forever; animals that depend on Renosterveld are also threatened. As the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust, we work to conserve the threatened and neglected lowland habitats in the Overberg, South Africa, with a specific focus on Renosterveld. We secure the long-term conservation and management of these remaining fragments through active partnerships with landowners, conservation authorities and NGO’s, to improve the overall quality of landscapes and sustainable livelihoods here.

Categories: Environment.

The Sunflower Fund

Contact: Rasheda Van den Hurk on 0798988343 or

The Sunflower Fund creates awareness around the need for blood stem cell donors and educates on the process of registering as a donor.We raise funds to cover the tissue typing costs involved in adding donors onto the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). The Sunflower Fund is also actively involved in creating a platform for support structures to assist patients, their families and communities.

Categories: Health.


Contact: Peter Devey on 0737293724 or

Established in 2004 by the Rotary Club of Saldanha, the Hospice provides home based palliative care to those with terminal and chronic health conditions at no cost to the patient. Based in Vredenburg on the West Coast, it serves the largely rural areas around Hopefield, Saldanha , St Helena Bay , Veldrift , Langebaan , Paternoster, Aurora and Elands Bay. Member of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of SA, registered NPO 039-053 and PBO 93009262, Not for Corporation 2004/002110/08. This is our second involvement with this world renowned and challenging cycling event and we invite you to join our team for R2 000 which includes a Hospice branded cycling jersey.

Categories: Health, Social Services.

Pebbles Project

Contact: Charmaine Gola on 0218651019 or

The Pebbles Project is a non-profit organisation currently supporting over 1500 children between the ages of 0 – 18, as well as their families, in the farming communities in Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Citrusdal as well as the Hemel-en-Aarde region close to Hermanus. The majority of our beneficiaries are children of wine farm workers who live on farms in often challenging circumstances. Alcohol abuse, poverty, lack of access to education, health and other essential services all contribute to the reason why Pebbles exists.

Children who form part of the Pebbles Project programmes therefore receive educational support from birth until they enter the world of work, which ensures that children are supported through every step and phase of their education.

Categories: Education, Health, Kids, Social Services, Sports.

Matla A Bana

Contact: Monique Strydom on 0832129824 or

A child is raped in South Africa every 3 minutes. Most of them are little girls between 4 and 12. Most of them have been raped by someone they know – a father, brother, uncle…
Matla A Bana – A voice against child abuse, helps more than 30 000 children every year who report rape. Our projects include child friendly reporting facilities at police stations, comfort packs for child victims and support services to the police, doctors and prosecutors to help them help our children. Matla A Bana was founded by ex-hostage, Monique Strydom, 15 years ago after her release from an Al Qaeda terrorist group.

Categories: Kids.

Ikamva Labantu Charitable Trust

Contact: Heather van Wyk on 0214618338 or

Quick facts about Ikamva Labantu
• Ikamva Labantu was founded in 1963.
• Ikamva Labantu works hand-in-hand with the young and old in Cape Town’s townships to bring about better preschool services to
children ; more support for the elderly and stronger community ties.
• Ikamva Labantu reaches 20,000 vulnerable children and adults through its work each year.
• Ikamva Labantu has a work force of over 130 people, most of whom live in the communities they serve.

Categories: Education, Kids, Social Services.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund

Contact: Didi Monnakgotla on 0116216653 or

As a bursary that exists to address South Africa’s human capital needs by transforming the demographics of the Chartered Accountancy (CA[SA]) profession, the Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) identifies academically-talented, financially-needy black and coloured students and helps them pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy by funding their university studies. Currently funding over 1 000 students across South Africa, TBF is constantly increasing the number of black and coloured CAs(SA) and every year it funds a new intake of 300 first year aspiring CAs(SA).

Categories: Education.

Kheth’Impilo – Innovation in Public Health

Contact: Laghlan Peddie on 0214104300 or

Kheth’Impilo (meaning ‘Choose Life’) specialises in solution development and implementation for health and community systems and services strengthening in marginalised communities. The comprehensive Health care solutions include treatment, care and support for people infected and affected with HIV and TB as well as a range of innovative community based models of care that include community adherence, ECD, school health and accredited training. The organisation’s main objectives are to support the South African Government’s HIV National Strategic Plan in its quest to achieve an AIDS-free generation in our time, while our secondary objective is to work in collaboration with other organisations that deal with health transformation and psychosocial support of those who are vulnerable in communities being served.

Categories: Health.

Sisanda FunDaytion

Contact: Leandra Mendes on 0722113286 or

Sisanda FunDaytion is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children (5 -18 years old) from disadvantaged communities through education and recreation. We plan and facilitate various outings through one of our four programmes. Our main aim is to educate, empower and inspire our youth, through play, which is important for healthy emotional, physical, social and intellectual development. We harness the energy of our volunteers to make this a reality, and in creating this opportunity, we offer adults from diverse backgrounds fun and accessible volunteer experiences that encourage active citizenship.

Categories: Education, Kids.

Home from Home

Contact: Megan Pringle on 0217617251 or

Home from Home is a cluster foster care organisation caring for nearly 200 vulnerable children in 32 homes across the Western Cape. Our children come from backgrounds of abuse, neglect or abandonment, and sadly, many are orphaned. We are committed to not only giving these children a roof over their heads, but ensuring that we give each child a family where they are loved and supported, in a small home-like environment. Our team of foster mothers, social workers and therapists ensure that each and every child has the opportunity to thrive and receive the care they need.

Categories: Kids.

Langebaan Animal Care

Contact: Nikki on 0845205010 or

LAC was formed in 1995 and was the brain child of Lynne Mills and was was joined soon after by Charmian Godfrey. Together they went from homing handfuls of animals in their own homes to the contruction of a full shelter and an entire organisation where, over the years, along with the subsequent volunteers that joined them, LAC has cared for many hundreds of dogs and cats. LAC is now the mainstay of animal care in the Langebaan community and surrounding areas. We are more than just a shelter, we operate extensive fieldwork, clinics and community outreach programmes to help provide care for the animals and educate and support their owners. We are continuing to grow and develop, playing an ever increasing role brining care, rehabilitation and re-homing to animals in need and sharing our vision with the community we serve.

Categories: Animals.

The Recovery Foundation

Contact: Roberto Ferreira on 0741856474 or

The Recovery Foundation helps people that are on the bottom end of society, the guys on the streets. They don’t have jobs, homes etc. Most of them, if not all of them, have some sort of drug dependency issue. What we do is take those type of individuals off the streets, into a rehab center to get clean then we put them into long term reintegration programs (such as halfway houses etc) and work on skills development, family reintegration services, basic coping skills, healthy living (eating healthy, physical activity usually through football and some in cycling). We are in the process of opening a drop in center in Hillbrow (Working with the department of health and department of social development to get it ready and launched by January 2018) and a detox unit. We are about helping those that are stigmatized and marginilized, helping them get back into society as a contributing member of the community.

Categories: Health, Social Services.


Contact: Daisy on 0827838232 or

The Cows were started in 2008 by a group of eight enthusiastic cyclists keen to make a difference by raising funds for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation. As CHOC had played a significant role in the Bain family’s life, the decision was to make CHOC the sole beneficiary of their quest. They decided to don cow suits (because that was the only animal suit they could hire 8 of!) and they succeeded in raising R230K. Just two years later, the Herd numbered a staggering 350 cows all riding for a purpose. Ten years later, thousands of people have participated in events wearing cow suits and The Cows have raised over R28 million for specific projects implemented by CHOC. With these funds, CHOC is able to make a difference to the children being treated for cancer throughout South African. Come and join The Herd – with the motto ‘Love Living Life’, The Cows guarantee plenty of FUN in this FUNdraising challenge!

Categories: Health, Kids.

S.A Guide Dogs Association for the Blind

Contact: Avril Salo on 0216747395 or

S.A Guide Dogs Association for the Blind trains dogs for the visually impaired, the physically disabled and children with Autism. These Guide and Service dogs aids the differently-abled in their independence, mobility and also provides them with a constant companion.

Categories: Animals, Health.

Ikhaya le Themba/ Clean Cooking Revolution

Contact: Huub van Zwieten on 0814024152 or

iKhaya le Themba – “Home of Hope” offers holistic care and family support for orphaned and vulnerable children in the impoverished community of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.

We long for a world where every child has hope and a future and the effects of HIV&AIDS, poverty and trauma are no longer seen. Clean Cooking Revolution creates a better home with safer, cheaper, healthier and smoke-free cooking stoves in the houses. Together we are passionate of helping improve lives sustainably.

Categories: Environment, Health, Kids.

Warrior On Wheels Foundation

Contact: Deirdré Gower on 0785676689 or

Warrior On Wheels Foundation aims to uplift and empower disabled children by providing special adventures tailored for special kids, thereby changing perceptions of ability and bridging gaps between able-bodied and differently-abled communities. Through consulting with adventure providers and establishments within the tourism industry we are forging partnerships that promote accessibility for all abilities.

Categories: Kids.

Mamelani Projects

Contact: Dorette Knoblauch on 0214482725 or

Our Youth Development Programme provides learning opportunities and supportive relationships to young people who have grown up in Child and Youth Care Centres, and to the adults who work with them, so that they can make a smoother transition towards adulthood when they leave residential care. Our Youth Programme was a Gold Award Recipient of the Western Cape Department of Social Development 2016 Youth Excellence Awards. Mamelani’s work builds a sense of community. At the heart of what we do is the belief that change is made possible where relationships are strong. Our work enhances the wellbeing of the participants in our programmes and nurtures their strengths and resilience. Join the Mamelani family to make long-term change in our communities!

Categories: Education, Health, Kids, Social Services.


Contact: Nelius du Preez on 0119988022 or

PinkDrive, South Africa’s best-loved Breast Cancer Community Carer, is the indispensable, tangible breast cancer Non-Profit Company (NPC), powering South Africa’s only mobile Women’s Health Mammography and Gynaecology Units. PinkDrive’s underlying message is ‘Early Detection Saves Lives’.  Services include free education on women’s health, free mammograms, free pap smears, free clinical examinations and how to do breast self-examinations. To date (October 2017), PinkDrive provided more than 12 488 mammograms, conducted more than 114,922 clinical breast examinations and educated more than 340,256 people on breast health.

Categories: Education, Health.

Beautiful Gate South Africa

Contact: Theresa le Roux on 0213702500 or

Beautiful Gate South Africa is a registered South African non-profit organisation working to uplift the lives and secure the rights of vulnerable children, young people and families in the township of Crossroads, Philippi in Cape Town, South Africa. Our mission is to care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community to do the same. We have focused our work on three critical areas: Family Strengthening, Child Health and Education. These are areas of great need within our South African peri-urban township context and have a significant impact on the lives of children and their families.

Categories: Education, Health, Kids, Social Services.

Kanabo Conservation Link

Contact: Hanri Ehlers on 0736912956 or

Kanabo Conservation Link (KCL) is a registered non-profit organisation (Reg No 91495) that aims to establish a link between conservation, the general public and business. KCL provides the platform to promote and facilitate effective communication between these role players and to provide an opportunity for them to contribute to nature conservation and the preservation of Africa’s natural resources.

Categories: Animals, Education, Environment.

Badisa Tygerberg

Contact: EB Consulting on 0817728339 or

Based in Parow, BADISA Tygerberg is a programme of Badisa, a national social services organisation. We exist to deliver professional social services to children and families in high-risk circumstances, in order to provide safety and stability towards progress, as well as sustainable and prosperous communities. We draw on the collective expertise and many years’ experience of our staff in serving our community and strive to partner with other professionals who can help us to deliver on our vision.

Categories: Social Services.

Free of TB

Contact: Suzette Oelofse on 0214066119 or

Free of TB is a non profit organisation. It’s main objectives are to provide healthcare to poor and needy persons afflicted with diseases of poverty (Tuberculosis, HIV and pneumonia), and to provide primary healthcare education about diseases of poverty (Tuberculosis, HIV and pneumonia).

Categories: Health.

Sabrina Love Foundation

Contact: Monique Dokter on 0445333130 or

Sabrina Love Foundation assists special needs children who require financial assistance either for equipment, medical treatment or professional help. We aim to create a better quality of life for our children and their families.
The Foundation was started by Tony and Suzy Lubner after they lost their precious daughter Sabrina, who was born with a rare bone disorder. Sabrina’s heart and star travels far and wide, spreading her message and touching people to join our challenge and care for all our special needs children in Plettenberg Bay, giving them the opportunity to be incorporated, included and cared for in our “normal” lives. We thank you for joining our tribe and wish you love, peace, health and happiness. The brightest stars shine for the benefit of others.
Join our Support-A-Star initiative on our website.

Categories: Kids, Social Services.

Afrika Tikkun

Contact: Vilencia Camm on 0113255914 or

At Afrika Tikkun we believe that every young person has the potential to change the world. Unfortunately, not all young people are given the opportunity to be able to make a difference in their communities. Afrika Tikkun is focused on supporting and developing these young people from cradle to career. This means that we give them everything they need across their developmental cycle to help them to become tomorrow’s productive citizens. We reach over 20 000 beneficiaries per annum and employing over 500 locally trained employees in 5 communities in South Africa.  Afrika Tikkun’s Cradle to Career model has earned us recognition as a leader in community development in South Africa

Categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Kids, Social Services, Sports.

Down Syndrome Inclusive Education Foundaton

Contact: Las Madurasinghe on 0741804895 or

We aim to be at the forefront of developmental and educational support for children with Down syndrome in the Western Cape, with a specific emphasis on early intervention and the implementation of inclusive education curricula in mainstream schools.

Our mission is to introduce inclusive education programmes into preprimary and primary schools, so that children with Down syndrome may be enabled to reach their full potential.

Our vision is for society to recognise that children with Down syndrome are more alike than different.

Categories: Education, Kids.

Cycle of Life

Contact: Rene Lanfear on 0822113722 or

The Cycle of Life team have participated in The Cape Town Cycle Tour for 5 years, raising funds to protect the most endangered species of the Big 5 – Rhinos. We are actively involved in animal  conservation and various community upliftment projects on the Mun-ya-wana reserve in KwaZulu Natal. We strongly believe that by helping our communities we are helping our animals.

We encourage children to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour to help keep the Big 5 alive for future generations.

Categories: Animals, Education.


Contact: Stacey-lee Partridge on 0724943712 or

RIDE4SKINCANCER is celebrating their 11th consecutive year of raising funds and awareness for those affected by Cancer, this special project of People Living With Cancer aims to financially support Cancer Buddies. We have a range of services including a Toll Free Line, supporting those affected by cancer, providing much needed advice and support to their families and loved ones, by offering the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the cancer experience.
Let’s help make a difference, we would love you to join us!

Categories: Education, Health.

Bumble Bee Fund

Contact: Jacky Bulman on 0824516433 or

The Bumble Bee Fund was founded to help families struggling with the cost of providing an environment and mobility equipment that would allow their children to live out their full potential. Aerodynamically, the Bumble Bee shouldn’t be able to fly. But the Bumble Bee doesn’t know this, so it defies the odds and keeps on flying. Disabled children are often the same. While not knowing what their limitations are, they defy the odds and exceed all expectations! Please join our team and receive a quality cycle shirt. Cost: R800 entry fee + fundraising of R1000. To help you fundraise your R1000 we will supply you with a raffle sheet, just sell the 20 tickets at R50 each to friends and family and EFT your R1000 by the 2nd of February 2018. Please join via our website.

Categories: Health, Kids.

Senecio – Support for People with Disabilities

Contact: Mieke Rautenbach on 0218523856 or

We support children with physical disabilities in underprivileged communities in the Western Cape and empower their families and caregivers. Children with disabilities face many struggles, especially in the underprivileged and under serviced areas. Lack of knowledge of the child’s condition, lack of resources, lack of facilities that offer care and assistance, limited transport options and the stigma surrounding disabilities are only a few of the struggles they face every day.

Categories: Kids.

TSiBA Education

Contact: Peter Kraan on 0793161600 or

TSiBA Education NPC is a unique, not-for-profit business school whose mission is to provide an educational platform from which youth from impoverished communities can climb above the social circumstances in which they were raised. TSiBA works to profoundly change the future trajectory of talented young people from marginalised communities, who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to realise their full potential, by providing transformative tertiary education in both a sustainable and scalable way in South Africa.

Categories: Education.

George Whitefield College

Contact: Charmaine Erasmus on 0217881652 or

The purpose of George Whitefield College is to nurture hearts, shape minds and train voices for the development of Christian Leadership across Africa. GWC aims to achieve this by offering classical theological education, to train our students to effectively communicate the word of Christ. Over 60% of GWC Bursary students are from disadvantaged backgrounds and are supported by bursaries provided by the college, and funded by support from individual donors, Churches, Trusts and Foundations. In 2018 we will be entering our 3rd team in the Cape Town Cycle Tour to raise funds for these student bursaries. Our goal is to raise R150,000 through this event.

Categories: Education.

Cape of Good Hope SPCA

Contact: Natasha on 0217004155 or

Our Vision
To see a world where every living creature has intrinsic value and is regarded as a sentient being.

Our Mission
The prevention of cruelty towards all living creatures

Categories: Animals.


Contact: Scott on 0824658444 or

South Africa is losing rhinos to poaching at a rate of almost 3 per day, our mission is to raise awareness and funds for conservation by promoting a healthier lifestyle through sporting events.
We currently support the following projects:
1. Somkhanda Tribally-Owned Game Reserve in collaboration with Wildlife Act Fund.
2. The care of orphaned Rhino’s at Care for Wild Africa in collaboration with Chipembere Rhino Foundation,
If you would like to join our “crash” of Rhino’s please contact us for more information.

Categories: Animals, Sports.


Contact: Gaylene Campbell on 0782452207 or

Qhubeka moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs.

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. Bicycles help people move forward – with a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more.

Categories: Education, Environment, Health, Kids, Sports.

Operation Smile South Africa

Contact: Adva on 0214473608 or

At Operation Smile we believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care. We believe all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own. That’s what drives each and every one of us: our global network of medical professionals, who donate hundreds of thousands of hours toward the care of children around the world each year, and our supporters who are moved every day to make a difference in the lives of children they’ve never met.

Categories: Education, Health, Kids.

The Domino Foundation

Contact: Rown Phillips on 0315639605 or

The Domino Foundation is an NPO with the desire to see individuals and communities within South Africa living in DIGNITY, JUSTICE, HOPE and PURPOSE. We manage a number of community transformation initiatives that meet the needs of individuals holistically through MERCY, JUSTICE and EMPOWERMENT.

The Domino Foundation Recycle Swop Shop
Our vision is to uplift communities living in informal settlements through using recyclable goods as a means of exchange for basic necessities.

Categories: Education, Environment, Social Services.


Contact: Somi Thinga on 0216576600 or

What is WWF Ride for Nature?
WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. Many cyclists have a special appreciation for nature and regularly enjoy being outdoors in the magnificent landscapes South Africa has to offer. WWF has spent nearly 50 years investing in the conservation of South Africa’s unique biodiversity, including the strategic acquisition of property and the support of land stewardship programmes to ensure that our abundant natural heritage can live on as a legacy for future generations to enjoy. WWF Ride for Nature is a WWF initiative that gives cyclists the opportunity to combine their twin passions for nature and cycling, by raising funds for WWF to continue its conservation work and by raising awareness around important conservation issues.

Categories: Environment.

Rhino Security Project

Contact: Peter Kuyler on 0721165580 or

The Rhino Security Project is a fundraising initiative of the Rotary Club of Dundee which provides support to Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife’s war on rhino poaching. HOW DO WE USE OUR FUNDS? In accordance with the agreement, our Club provides Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s anti-poaching units with goods that include law enforcement equipment and field ranger clothing. During the first three months of this fundraising initiative our Club has sold over 100 “Stop the Slaughter” T-shirts.

Please ride with us to declare WAR ON POACHING and STOP THE SLAUGHTER.

Only R 1 650-00 per entry plus a free “Stop the Slaughter” cycle jersey

Categories: Animals, Education, Environment.

Orbis Africa

Contact: Frano Loots on 0214477135 or

Orbis Africa works with local partners to develop their capacity for accessible, high-quality, sustainable eye-health services for all, regardless of their ability to pay. We do this by developing infrastructure, providing training to local doctors, nurses and community members, and conducting outreach services.

Categories: Health, Kids.

Cycle for Bibles

Contact: Corne Basson on 0219108788 or

Since 1820, the Bible Society of South Africa has been providing affordable Bibles for all South Africans in their own language and in suitable formats so that all may experience the life-giving message of the Word. Our vision is a Bible for everyone – not just for people who read or for those who can afford to buy a Bible. We do this by translating, producing and distributing the Word of God in all 11 official languages.

Categories: Social Services.


Contact: Jaenette on 0169310203 or

Providing eye testing and prescription spectacles to less fortunate children all over South Africa.

Categories: Education, Health.

Scripture Union South Africa

Contact: Alan Pitt on 0216868595 or

Scripture Union South Africa (SUSA) has ministered to the young people of South Africa since 1924 reaching over 98 000 children and teenagers in 2016. Through various means such as holiday clubs, camps, school christian groups, youth centres, life skill programmes, the development of bible reading material and a network of Bookshops, SUSA seeks to lead young people to know and walk with God.

Categories: Kids.

TEARS Animal Rescue

Contact: Marilyn Hoole on 0836516343 or

TEARS is a pro-life, non-profit organisation whose core aims are to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Our organisation also educates local communities, in particular the children, about the burden of care and responsibility we have towards the animals whose world we share. TEARS’ primary focus is on the sterilisation of companion animals in disadvantaged communities, to prevent hordes of unwanted animals being born into a life of suffering, neglect and abuse. We have two on-site registered clinics, one at one rented premises in Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale, and one at our owned property, Wenga Farm, on Kommmetjie Road, where we treat animals for almost any condition, illness or injury and in addition provide mobile clinic services daily, to indigent communities.

Categories: Animals.

National Sea Rescue Institute

Contact: Krista Lazzari on 0829907949 or

Sea Rescue is manned by over 1 000 highly skilled volunteers at 32 bases around the coast and on 5 inland dams. Our volunteers are on standby 365 days per year and respond to any call for help. They are also on standby for all coastal airports and civil emergencies including evacuation from floods and fires. Our WaterWise Academy – Yazi Ngamanzi ensures that those most at risk of drowning, children from disadvantaged peri-urban and rural areas around South Africa, receive instruction on what to do to prevent a water-related emergency and what to do if they witness one. This empowers them to assist in the event of an emergency and increases their knowledge and life skills base. Join us as we celebrate 50 years of saving lives on South African waters.

Categories: Education, Health, Kids, Social Services.


Contact: Patience Lungisa on 0213711927 or

Our purpose is to partner with schools wanting to create opportunities where technology can inspire and impact learners. In order to do this Edunova leads and assists schools to make effective use of all their technology and eLearning resources. Edunova aspires to provide opportunity and hope to children who have innate talent and a desire to learn. Our staff have extensive hands on experience in successfully introducing technology into school environments, many of our staff started their careers at Edunova as interns and have grown with the organisation. We are a professional, innovative and diverse team who thrive on meeting community needs.

Categories: Education.

Amy Foundation Formerly The Amy Biehl Foundation

Contact: Michelle Bagley on 0214471690 or

The Amy Foundation is a non-profit organisation that offers programmes to develop and empower youth, ages 5-25, living in challenged and vulnerable communities within the Western Cape. Our After School Programme supplements the shortcomings of the educational system in the townships. By focusing on creativity the Amy Foundation aims to make learning enjoyable while also fostering the drive for academic success. Our Youth Skills Development Programme prepares young people for employment.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Kids, Sports.

The Rainbow Academy

Contact: Eric on 0214264759 or

The Rainbow Academy is a registered non-profit, school of performing arts and business aimed at empowering talented youth (aged 17 – 25) from the disadvantaged communities in The Western Cape. Established in June 2010. The Academy is extremely passionate about giving hope to those living under socio-economic hardship. Our vision is to be the Leaders in World Class performing Education providing youth most in need the best platform for development and transformation as future pioneers in the Creative Industries.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Education.

Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

Contact: Stefan Brink on 0832793563 or

Who knew that by riding for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, you having ‘#Feel Good Fun’ as well as assisting CANSA with vital funds to fight cancer?
CANSA believes that a balanced lifestyle is key to lowering your cancer risk and raise awareness through monthly health campaigns as well as educating about the importance of knowing the symptoms of cancer, as well as going for regular screening and health checks.
This is your way of making a difference for cancer survivors by not only raising funds, but also raising awareness of how to lower the cancer risk and to show support for cancer survivors.

Categories: Health.

South African Education and Environment Project

Contact: Karabo Masedi on 0214473610 or

The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) is a non-profit organisation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. We provide education, life skills, and psycho-social support programmes for children youth and education providers. SAEP began in 1994 as a vision sparked between several committed learners at a township high-school and an environmental lawyer, Norton Tennille, who is passionate about education. SAEP’s culture still reflects the early days of the organisation where bright young people were invited into the founders’ home to dream and learn together.

Categories: Education.

SNAP – Special Needs Adapted Program

Contact: Dalene Swart on 0829224534 or

SNAP (Special Needs Adapted Program) is an Early Intervention Centre and Independent Primary School for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This early intervention, treatment Centre started in 1998 with only one child and today offers workshops and tutoring to local and international families. SNAP started a foundation phase school in 2006 and currently offers an adapted CAPS curriculum to Grade 0 – Grade 7 learners. This small independent school currently provides education to 76 learners. SNAP is based in Durbanville and is a registered NPO.

Categories: Education.

Steps Charity

Contact: Karen Moss on 0214627357 or

Steps improves the lives of children born with clubfoot. One in 500 children is born with this common birth defect. Around 2 000 children are born every year with clubfoot in South Africa. Clubfoot is rigid, the foot is turned in at the ankle and pointed down. Without early and effective treatment, a baby born with clubfoot faces permanent disability, sometimes even amputation. Steps has revolutionised clubfoot treatment in South Africa using the proven, non-invasive and effective Ponseti Method. Our clear and impactful purpose is to increase the number of children able to access a Ponseti clubfoot clinic to get the treatment they need for a healthy and active life.

Categories: Health.

DeafNET Centre of Knowledge

Contact: Suzette Willemse on 0233424092 or

DeafNET Centre of Knowledge (DeafNET) is a network of knowledge and expertise in the interest of people in South Africa and Africa who experience Deafness. Our main objectives are to bring together Deaf people, their families, hearing colleagues and friends, service providers and professionals to gather, share and exchange knowledge, skills and research results in order to further the personal autonomy and self-representation, healthy human values and universal human rights of Deaf persons. This includes the development and socio-economic integration of individuals to improve their quality of life. Our programmes are designed to provide a platform for Deaf individuals to achieve their full potential.

Categories: Education, Social Services.

Trap der Jeug

Contact: Annemie Pretorius on 0744263006 or

Trap der Jeug is one of Kruiskerk’s outreach programs. We build relationships with children and raise funds for the orphanage, House Andrew Murray, situated in Wellington. We do so by regular visits to the home and organised activities for the children. Kruiskerk is the youth church of NG Moederkerk Stellenbosch.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is one of the ways we raise funds and awareness for House Andrew Murray. You are welcome to ride for us. Our entry fees are R1200 which includes a donation to House Andrew Murray. If you have a seeded start time, you may use it.

Categories: Kids.

Cheshire Home Summerstrand

Contact: Deidre Burger on 0835000818 or

We are a full care facility for 55 physically disabled adults, most of whom rely on wheelchairs for mobility. The disability is a result of a variety of misfortunes – such as cerebral palsy, motor vehicle accidents, diving accidents, assault, strokes, rugby accidents and the dreaded multiple sclerosis. Our residents receive a small disability pension, however we need to fund raise in order to substitute the difference. Our facility offers full accommodation, medical needs, transport, laundry, 3 meals a day and 3 tea times a day. We have arts and crafts, art classes, disability golf, some residents attend bowls and horse-riding. We aim to make the environment as homely and comfortable as possible, positive and happy, and full of opportunity.

Categories: Social Services.

Solidariteit Helpende Hand

Contact: Adele Wright on 0729701112 or

Solidariteit Helpende Hand is in 1949 op die been gebring vir verligting van armoede. Vandag strek Helpende Hand baie verder – van kinders tot bejaardes -met die spesifieke fokus om armoede te verlig, verbreek en te voorkom. Ons glo die beste manier om dit te doen is deur opleiding en vaardigheidsoordrag/Solidarity Helping Hand was founded in 1949 to adres poverty. Our aim is to alleviate, prevent and break poverty. We believe the best way to do this is through training and the transfer of skills. We focus particularly on preventing children from ending up in the poverty cycle.

Categories: Education, Kids, Social Services.

Home of Hope

Contact: Hayley Gimingham on 0215563573 or

The children in our care have been abandoned, abused, neglected and suffer from HIV and/or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. For most of them, Home of Hope is the only family they have ever known as they have lived with us since they were babies. Education is also vital and many of our children are not able to fit into the mainstream education system, for this reason we have established a special needs school called Amathemba run by teachers who understand the children’s individual needs and disabilities. Our aim is to help these children grow up and become functioning members of society as they move into adulthood, with the knowledge that even when they do leave, Home of Hope will always be their Home.

Categories: Kids.

Marsh Memorial Children’s Homes

Contact: Andre Buttner on 0731668743 or

Marsh Memorial Homes nurtures children and transforms lives, by providing short term care for children who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment. Our programmes strive to rehabilitate and re unite children with their families or communities of origin, having developed in them the skill necessary for them to develop into confident productive and responsible adults.

Categories: Kids.

Charity Cycling Club

Contact: Johann Maré on 0828056818 or

The Charity Cycling Club, is a fully accredited Non-Profit Organization based at the Sun City Resort in the North West Province, South Africa. The Club is in existence for the last 15 years and manages the annual Sun City to Table Bay Charity Cycle Tour which take place prior to the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The objective of this Tour is to raise funds in line with the Club’s objectives to practice and broaden the sport of cycling whilst raising funds for various children’s charities and to buy and distribute bicycles to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

Categories: Sports.

Reach For A Dream Foundation

Contact: Nicola Hetz Date on 0215553013 or

Reach For A Dream seeks to alleviate the strain that a life-threatening illness places on these children and their families by providing the children with the opportunity to realise their dream. Reach For A Dream enriches children’s lives by making dreams come true and as a result, distracting them from the needles, medication and hospital environment. These young children are under extreme pressure to deal with these medical issues and are in desperate need of our encouragement. In addition, Reach For A Dream offers the child a magical moment to regain their childhood that is being lost to an illness.

Categories: Kids.

SA Children’s Home

Contact: Zulfa on 0214231328 or

The SA Children’s Home care for, nurture and develop vulnerable children, in order for them to become balanced, well-adapted and independent adults. We provide a loving, happy and secure home for boys and girls of all ages, race groups and denominations.

Categories: Education, Kids.

Cape Kidney Association

Contact: Molly Fabe on 0217611326 or

The Cape Kidney Association is a Grassroots Non-Profit Organization that raises funds to assist Indigent kidney patients suffering with chronic kidney failure at the various Provincial Hospitals in and around the greater Western Cape. Our two main projects are firstly our Food (Nutritional) parcels that we supply on a monthly basis to the patients and their families as most of them do not receive disability grants. The next big project is our Bursary Fund where we assist patients on dialysis to enable them to continue with their studies or engage in various other forms of Academia to enable them to find employment.

Categories: Health.

Sweat4GOOD for fUSS’ sake

Contact: Carike Gerber on 0721510457 or

Sweat4(GOOD)2 for fUSS’ sake: Life hurts people. We help heal the hurt.

No one is exempt when it comes to suffering loss, whether through death, divorce or displacement. For most of us, the emotions and memories of painful loss-experiences remain fresh in our minds long after the actual event. Unfortunately, we’re often ‘forced’ to “get on with life” without properly processing the experiences. Through our programs, fUSS helps hurting hearts to make sense of painful experiences, by offering a safe space to process their feelings and thoughts, in order to grow stronger and more resilient through those experience.

Through Sweating4(GOOD)2 our doGOODers enable young people and adults to find healing for their hearts communities and schools throughout Southern and East Africa to benefit from our services.

Categories: Kids, Social Services.

Clean C | Cape Town Beach Cleanup

Contact: Gregory Player on 0828731962 or

Clean C | Cape Town Beach Cleanup (NPO 130 346) has been doing work in and around Cape Town for the last 5 years. From Beach, community and river clean-ups to kids educational programs, youth leadership development, woman’s entrepreneurial programs, recycling collection to community safety initiatives.
Your Cape Town Cycle Tour entry will be *Free* but you will need to do some mandatory fundraising (which we will help you with by giving you some fun/funky/easy/cool ideas).
If fundraising is not your thing…you can also purchase an entry. All funds raised from our Charity Group via the Cape Town Cycle Tour goes towards sustainability of the environmental and educational programs that we run.

Categories: Education, Environment.

The RBPS Vuleka Trust

Contact: Antoinette Bell on 0725376772 or

The RBPS Vuleka Trust is a non-profit organization that is about opening up educational opportunities to boys from disadvantaged communities. The Trust enables boys who have been denied access to a good education through financial disadvantage to attend Rondebosch Boys Preparatory School. But Vuleka is also about opening up the school, to help it to embrace the challenges of our new democracy and be a positive role player in the transformation of our society.

Categories: Education.