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


South Africa

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • 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

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Help


    The volunteer position is primarily to assist us with our evening shifts - serving with dinner, creating ambiance, choosing music and answering guest questions and general socializing as well as answering of phone, receiving and checking in guests. During the days, if you are up to it, it be great if you can help with carpentry or gardening, depending on what you are into. Interaction with local employees and English practice is important.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Xhosa: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Depending on how you long you staying and availability at the time, either shared dormitory or a private cd. Ablution and kitchen facilities are shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can hike the endless coastline, go kayaking on the Mdumbi River, or surf the Mdumbi Point break - world class surf on your doorstep. Or just sit back, laze on the beach and enjoy an ocean safari and loose count of how many whales you spot. Transport is difficult, and getting to town and cities has to be finely planned. A 2 hour hike gets you to Coffee Bay, where you can get some night life in.

    We are all laid back relaxed people who take our tourism seriously, and we want you to be a part of that. We live great lives, and at times things can get demanding, but we have awesome resources to unwind in. We share and care, but we are human and have our off days and busy days and lazy days.
    We expect others to bring their part, bring new things to the table within reason, and to be independent 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 236775379648