Come and help at our new hostel situated in the small town of Port Alfred, South Africa


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  • Description


    We love traveling (hence the name), people and animals so we fell in love with the hostel/backpackers way of life.

    December 2016 after months of planning and hard work we opened our own Home to passing travelers situated in the small town of Port Alfred, Eastern Cape (The Sunshine Coast). We believe that we have created something really special, a vibey place where everybody that visits feels at home and welcome.

    Port Alfred is a very small town that is extremely tranquil and surrounded by beauty wherever you look. Its safe to all who live and visit here, this makes the town a real pleasure to explore as we are walking distance to everything around us (about 40 meters from the Great Kowie river and 2.4km from the beach. Port Alfred is famous for having South Africa's best beginner waves when it comes to surfing and miles of stunning untouched beaches). Our goal is to turn this place into a iconic stop and unique destination with memorable experiences to all who visit us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a drive, collecting sanitary pads and donations for underprivileged girls so that they do not miss out on schooling during their monthlies. We would like to contribute a lot more to our neighboring townships and be more involved. If you have experience in this field we would like to have your ideas and help implement these conscious efforts. Being very patriotic we offer traditional South African meals that we share with our guests and volunteers and this is a very good space to learn how to prepare these meals. We will also teach our ways of living and try to experience other countries cuisines and cultures through our visitors. Many different people from all walks of life passing by on their travels bringing stories and experiences to our home.

  • Help


    We are turning an old family home into a paradise for amazing people passing through our beautiful town. There is lots to do, everything from Gardening to entertaining guest. The possibilities are endless and we can use all the help we can get. So we urge all who would like to leave a mark in our history of turning this place into something spectacular.

    We are currently upgrading the facility so we will need help with construction.

    The garden is very raw and we will need ideas on how to make it look pretty.

    We don't have any art in our place so we will need artistic people to add life to our walls.

    There is so much help we need and if you feel like you could assist in any of these areas, some we haven't even mentioned please contact us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Everything you would expect from a cool Hostel. We have a clean communal Kitchen, dining room, kick a$$ chill area and Hot high pressure showers. We are able to provide a dorm style shared bedroom with other volunteers and super comfy beds. If you are a couple there is private room options. We will be able to offer one meal a day and share whatever we have. Life in Port Alfred is reasonably cheap and volunteers will have all the creature comforts to make your stay super enjoyable (Really cheap booze and fun activities).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape. We fall in between the better known Garden Route and the Wild Coast. Some of the benefits of working for us is that you will be able to visit all the beautiful nearby hostels and places for free On the volunteers time off (This only applies while you are volunteering here).

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 269989388733