Get Paid To Explore Your Backyard

Are you a both a talented visual storyteller and an insatiable traveler? Become a Hello Africa Travel Scout and explore your backyard — all on us.


Hello Africa Travel Scouts are talented photographers and visual storytellers that share our deep sense of wanderlust,
have a zest for venturing off-the-beaten-path, and deeply believe in the bilateral and beneficial power of travel.
They are eager to be a part of a tribe of kindred, roaming souls. As a Hello Africa Travel Scout,
you’ll get to overnight in some of the most extraordinary places — all free of cost. You’ll also be visibly profiled
by us and have access to our network of influential travel and outdoor brand-partners.
If accepted into the Scout program, you’ll be notified when new assignments have been activated in your area
and have the opportunity to be the first to visit. The only thing we ask is that, while enjoying your stay,
you create beautiful and rich visual content that authentically tells the story of your experience.

Hello Africa Travel Scout

How does Scouting work?

Scouts get to visit, stay and experience Hello Africa Travel Listings (for free!) to shoot them and verify their accuracy—assignments include visiting or staying overnight at hotels, campsites and hostels to capture and experience of adventuring in the area.

If you’re an approved scout, you can claim assignments where you want, when you want.

Once In Joburg

Do Scouts get to bring friends on assignment?

Absolutely. We encourage scouts to bring respectful friends on assignments with them when the property allows for it. As a Scout, we want you to experience the assignment to its fullest, and we believe this is best done with friends and family.


How much do Scouts get paid?

Upload 10 to 15 photos and a review within 5 days of your assignment, and get paid R500. (Plus R250 if you write a trip report for our Journal.) Also, Scouts get access to gear discounts, giveaways, as well as opportunities to connect with our partners for more photography work.

This is not a full-time position. Scouts are independent contractors.

Explore Your Backyard


Where are Scout assignments available?

We have assignments available throughout the country, and new ones get added every day. You will get email alerts of assignments as soon as they are posted. If you’re an approved scout, you can claim any of these assignments at any time.

How many assignments am I required to pick up?

We have no requirement on the number of assignments that must be completed—Scouts are encouraged to pick up assignments whenever they have time.

However, if you have at least one available assignment near you for over 3 months and do not claim it, we may remove you from the program. (We have to ensure our scout base is reliable and active!)

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