I am a wife and mother of 5 children which led me to start a Backpackers. My house was always filled with my kids' friends sleeping over on couches and I always made sure they were fed. The Backpackers is situated in Wilderness, one of South Africa's most beautiful beach villages with the most spectacular views over the ocean. Mountains and forests right at our doorstep, are some of the main attractions. We have travelers from all over the world on a daily basis. Our deck and bon fire every night, creates a great vibe for people to get together after a day of chilling or taking part in activities such as hikes to waterfalls, paragliding, surfing, yoga horse riding, kloofing etc.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
We mainly need volunteers who will help checking in guests at reception and being a host, making them feel at home and telling them about all possible activities in the area. We also need help with general maintenance, gardening, house keeping.
We provide a bed in a dormitory, which you will share with travellers from all over the world. The dorms have views over the ocean and the sound of the ocean puts you to bed every night. We provide 3 meals per day.
The Garden Route of South Africa is one of the world's most beautiful destinations. Besides the beach, (where we often see dolphins from our deck and from July - Oct , we have the whales visiting), you can go canoeing, hiking, swimming at waterfalls, surfing, paragliding, quad biking, kloofing, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding and the world's highest bridge bungi jump is only 2 hours away. We are only 700m away from the village which has a variety of restaurants (with great food and local live music), ATM's a supermarket and post office. The Garden Route Mall is only 8km away where you can top up on whatever you need or go and treat your self to a movie. Cape Town is only 5 hours away where you can shoot through on your off days. Mossel Bay or Plettenberg Bay are close for sky diving. In Mossel Bay, you can also go shark cage diving and in Plettenberg Bay, you can go swim with the seals.
Wilderness is a small village, so most attractions are within walking distance. Should you need to go to further destinations, a shuttle will be available or the Bazbus, which is a bus service especially for backpackers.
We like all our guests to feel at home and safe. Respect and consideration for one another is important to us.
We also like to work as a team and prefer everybody to lend a helping hand whenever help is needed.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4/5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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