Our hostel is nestled in the beautiful Wilderness forest filled with wonder, excitement, good vibes and awesome people. We offer loads of extreme adventure activities as well as beautiful hikes and kayaking for those who choose a milder thrill. :)
Cooking / shopping
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Travellers will enjoy interacting with other young travellers from all around the world as well as with south africans who stay as hostel guests or who frequent our popular bar. Travellers will get a fantastic insight and hands on experience of how a hostel and adventure centre is run. Not to forget the oppertunity to help tutor a home schooling course.
We are a backpackers with an adventure centre and a popular local bar. We have live music two or 3 times a week. In addition we have a 10 year old Malawian girl home-schooling at the hostel . We are looking for volunteers who would like to assist with the variety of tasks that we have from: front of house, promotion, adventure activities and of course a tutor for Miriam, our bright young student.
We prepare a meal every night for the staff and guests. If volunteers enjoy cooking, they can help prepare the meal but it is not expected of them.
You will be required to do at least half a day of help five days a week for a minimum of a two month stay
In return for your services we offer dorm accommodation, all meals and free use of our adventure equipment like kayaks and stand up paddle boards. You will also have plenty of time to explore our backyard.
The backpackers adjoins the Wilderness National Park which has fantastic forest hikes, beach walks and a river for all water activities. Fishing is also good.
The National Park's main hiking trail, the kingfisher trail, passes our front gate and we have access to the Touw river to launch our kayaks and sups.
On the property we have walks in and around the forest , access to a well kept bird hide, a volley ball court, football, a fully licensed bar with drink specials, pool, darts, fire area, friendly people, good vibes and much more magic for you to experience.
We are also an adventure centre offering all the activities and tours available in Wilderness which range from kayaking the Touws River to the waterfall, canyoning through the epic Wilderness gorges, horse riding in the forest, paragliding from the Map of Africa, abseiling down steep cliff-sides.
English, Afrikaans, German, Portuguese, French etc
During the winter, volunteers will share a room between themselves. The room is normally occupied by 2 volunteers.
In the summer time, we erect a large military size tent for the volunteers to occupy. This is during the busy season which demands for more help, which means the tent could be occupied by up to 4 volunteers.
Bedding will be provided in both winter and summer.
Volunteers have access to provisions to make their own breakfast and lunch. For dinner, a good wholesome meal is provided every night. Our chef is always trying something new, keeping the meals fresh and exciting!
We have many lovely beaches a small distance away and we adjoin a national park. Our volunteers enjoy their time out going kayaking, canyoning, hiking, birding, swimming, surfing , playing games or just relaxing with a book. We often load up the staff and do a lovely day trip to other towns and/or markets. We have all our dinners together as a family, and enjoy spending time in each other's company.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week