Working Holiday at a backpakers in the surf town of Mossel Bay, South Africa


South Africa

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  • Description


    We are a backpackers in the beautiful beach and surf town of Mossel Bay, along the pristine coast called the Garden Route on your way to the Wild coast. We run our exciting lodge with our little close-knit family of staff. We love bragging about having the most consistent surf spot in SA and having the “most moderate climate in the world” second to Hawaii! We have 25 years of experience in the industry and it shows!

    Our establishment is currently shooting up the charts as one of the “must see” attractions in South Africa due to the great combination of Location, Weather, Facilities, Activities and Service. This is where you come in. One of our special selling points is “for travellers, by travellers” which keeps a fresh & enthusiastic atmosphere with 6-8 interns at any given time. We sleep 60 with an in house Adventure & Travel centre, Beach Lounge Bar with Live acts and an in-house recording studio.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project

  • Help


    A short description would be checking in of guests from the front desk with a little tour of our establishment each and every guests get.

    Most important is creating VIBE via drinking games, foosball, pool, dress-up & theme nights or whatever you can come up with, were always open for suggestions. Best so far has been staff open mic nights. Applying yourself in any creative way is welcomed, except if it entitles running around naked impersonating Tarzan or Jane!! Lol.

    Second most important is booking & promoting our activities we have to offer, and this of course means doing them your self! Most of our activities is at discount especially for this reason and is reserved for interns staying the full duration.

    Big five game drive, Walking with lions, horse beach rides, skydive, sand boarding, shark cage diving, surfing, worlds highest bungee jump, and much more.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans

  • Accommodation


    We have staff rooms, private and dorms, so the longer you stay the better room you get. En-suite and seporate bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    First week you’ll be a minion under training, there after you take over and move to the staff rooms at the start of your two months. Last week you’ll be training your own minion and then you’re off to travel and know exactly what to do and where to go!

    Please Note your arrival must be prior to the 1st of you’re first month. And your departure is at the end of your completed second month. Kapeesh. Except if you extend your stay, which comes with its own Advantages.

    So Being a zenist, adrenaline junkie or party animal.. we show them the good life we live here in paradise and always need an extra hand!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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