Come and help in backpackers in the most beautiful town on the Garden Route in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa


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    Thank you for taking the time to check us out. We can be found just off the N2 on the Garden Route in Plettenberg Bay South Africa, we are situated 4.5km from town in the forest between an array of fragrant Fynbos on a high cliff overlooking the Roodefontein Dam and an amazing valley with an Array of views that stretches all the way to the Robberg Peninsular. WE ARE SITUATED IN THE FOREST, IF YOUR A CITY DWELLER PLEASE DONT APPLY.

    Our One of a kind hostel will take your Breath away with all its beauty and nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    I am also looking for Volunteers, that are able to speak English. Ideally I am looking for 2 Volunteers for 3 to 6 months working in front of house (reception and bar). We need an enthusiastic, self motivated, flexible person to help run the Lodge. Duties range from - help in Housekeeping , front desk/reception, checking in/out guests, and general running of Lodge. Service is our no 1 priority. We need friendly, personable and responsible volunteers who love helping and enjoy interacting and being with people. and the minimum stay for this position is 3 months please.

    We are looking for volunteers all year round and we ask that you stay from 3 months to 6 months!!

    Information to help you, during your stay.


    1. Hire a scooter

    2. Car hire

    3. Shuttle - charges R10.50 per kilometer from 1 - 4 people.

    Laundry: Regretfully we are unable to do your laundry as we only live off rain water. We have a great laundromat in town, here you can wash yourself or you can give it too them and they can wash it for you.

    Animals: we have 1 dog, we do live in the forest and our animals help us keep the unwanted wild life away e.g baboons, monkeys ext....

    We are situated 520km from Cape Town and 240km from Port Elizabeth, to get to us you would have to take a bus, you could contact Baz Bus or Computicket (main line buses). Once you have decided to come to Plett we will collect you from the Shell Ultra on the N2 in Plettenberg Bay.

    Our weather:

    Summer (December - February) our weather can reach up to 32 degrees so shorts and T-shirts are great to work in, but always remember to bring something warm as we can have a chilly day.

    Autumn (March - May) weather temperatures can still be quite warm reaching up to 27 degrees, the evenings can start chilling down a bit

    Winter (June - August) winters are not bad at all, we do have winter rain so some days can be 17 degrees or a little less and other days can reach up to 25 degrees, evenings are cold.

    Spring (September - November) starts off chilly and then starts warming up between 25 - 27 degrees, still a bit chilly in the evening.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Xhosa: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer volunteers dorm style staff accommodation or if you would like privacy please bring a tent and free internet and discounts on selected activities in Plettenberg Bay if you stay longer than a month.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plettenberg Bay, nicknamed Plett, is in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It was originally named Bahia Formosa (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers and lies on South Africa's Garden Route 210 km from Port Elizabeth and about 600 km from Cape Town.

    Things that can be done in our town is

    Bungy Jump, Africanyon, Cheetah views, Deep sea fishing, Diving, Elephant rides or walks, Game Drives, Hiking the Robberg Peninsula, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, Sea Kayaking, Skydiving, Surf lessons, Swimming with seals, whale watching and wine tasting. We have 6 Blue Flag beaches, excellent surfing beaches, Horse riding, Echo tours,

    This can be done on your time.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 231715818861