Volunteer in a backpackers on the border of the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa


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    If you are looking for a great time while on holiday then contact us about our work away experience. We run a 30 bed backpacker on the border of the Addo Elephant National Park. We prefer volunteers to stay at least a month and longer. We are looking for folk to help out in our backpackers. Part of your duties will include a reception work, interacting with guests, little cooking and bar work in the evenings.
    Helping us with a bit of building, plumbing, woodwork etc.
    Day duties is reception work, answering emails, checking housekeeping.

    Always looking for someone with artistic flair.

    We are in the process of setting up and starting a veggie garden here and would love help in that process as well.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project

  • Help


    We do a bit of everything here. Daytime shift - reception work. Answering telephone and doing bookings. Your main job with be interacting and entertaining guests . Some days we are busy and some days we just laid back.
    We would like to restart our veggie garden, so help there will be greatly appreciated. The garden supplies a restaurant and pub on the property.
    If you are afraid of spiders and creepy crawlies, this is not the place for you.
    If you are expecting five star accommodation, this is not the place for you.but if you are laid back and take things in your stride, can work without supervision, then we would love to have you.

    Addo is a farming community, citrus being grown in the area and there are no huge clubs and bars. We have an family atmosphere at our backpackers as we are a family run backpackers.
    Above all we love to laugh and have fun.

    Meals are supplied but we have our main meal at night so breakfast and lunch you have to sort yourself out with cereals and sandwiches with the things that are supplied.
    Cooking is shared on a rotational basis and we can cater for Veggies

    We can only accept volunteers from the age of 21 yrs

    Please note,
    1) As we have had a number of folk that arrive and leave as soon as they have done one or two of the activities.
    Our policy is, If you leave before the time, within 2 weeks of your arrival and do not stay the full month, you will be charged for all your accommodation, shuttles and activities you have done. +
    2) We do not host friends, couples or groups as they form little cliques to the detriment of the other volunteers

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele

  • Accommodation


    the volunteers are housed in a room with its own bathroom in the backpacker complex. Cleaning of the cottage and making breakfast is your responsibility, however supper is cooked for you from Monday to Saturday. Sundays we cook for ourselves.
    Drinks for your own account in our vibey little pub.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers are asked to work approx 5 hours a day. Port Elizabeth is our nearest city which is about 45 min drive away. Local taxies can be arranged or catch a lift with the backpacker transport which goes to PE approx twice a week. Trips in the park can be arranged - jumping on one of our tours or backpackers with vehicles. Park entrance fee and all other activities are for your account. We encourage volunteers to try and visit the park and other attractions as often as we can accommodate them.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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