Help out at a backpackers on the rural Wild Coast of Eastern Cape, South Africa

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  • Last activity: 06/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a backpackers on the rural Wild Coast of Eastern Cape. We are 500 meters from the beach and great surf. The business is part community owned, and everyone's input is needed to keep on making this the awesome place it is. We get visitors year round and they come here for the nature and quiet. We are far from town and busy city lives.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be living in a Xhosa community and are welcome to get involved with projects happening or just go for walks in the village and meet the friendly locals.

  • Help


    The volunteer position is primarily to assist us with afternoon/evening office shifts - serving dinner, creating a good vibe for the guests ie by playing music, lighting candles, welcoming people. Office work includes dealing with guest queries; communications via phone, email, whatsapp; checking guests into the facility and assisting them with payments and checkouts; making bookings on the system.
    During your free time, depending on your skills, you are welcome to help with carpentry, painting or gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Xhosa: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The volunteer accommodation is either a caravan or a small rondavel with a single bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can hike the coastline, go kayaking on the Mdumbi River, or surf the Mdumbi Point break. During our winter months the ocean life gets really amazing and many whales and dolphins can be spotted daily.

    Our closest grocery shop is about a 45 min drive away however you will always be able to make a plan to jump in when someone else is driving there. You will eat every dinner with us, so just breakfasts and lunches will be self catered.

    We are all laid back, relaxed people but take the business and tourism seriously. Living at Mdumbi is great but can get busy and demanding. We expect others who share in this beautiful spot to bring their part, bring something fresh, and have a good time, learning and growing with us on this awesome little journey we are privileged to share in.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    When the power is on, we have reliable internet for you to use. The power goes off usually with heavy storms but even then people use their phones to hotspot.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    +/- 20 - 25 hours depending on the time of year and how busy we are.

Host ref number: 236775379648



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