Experience a small, eco-friendly backpackers in rural Transkei, South Africa


South Africa

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  • Description


    We are a developing, eco friendly backpackers in rural Transkei. We can accomodate 35-40 people. We have a large vegetable garden, 20 free range hens and many exciting projects lined up. We have a small restaurant and bar area with the most awesome sea and river views from the deck. We offer yoga, sports massage, surf lessons and fishing charters.

    Our location is about 300m as the crow flies and 900m walk to the stunning beach, awesome surf (WORLD CLASS WAVES) and great fishing. Kayaking up the river, as well as hiking, is a must and will be arranged for volunteers.

    This is the perfect place to relax, learn and explore. We focus on a very sustainable and community based way of life. We are totally immersed in the heart of the community, so a rural and authentic African experience is guaranteed.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will be immersed in a rural Xhosa village; a cultural experience like no other. Volunteers will be exposed to language, traditional cooking, music and way of life. There are many life lessons to learn, as well as a new perspectives to gain. We have a fun and family atmosphere here and within very little time Workawayers will feel part of the community - part of the real South African experience.

  • Help


    Check in guest and introduce them to the lodge and surrounding areas
    Cleaning and maintenance
    Building and renovating
    Vegetable patches and gardens
    Hens and dogs
    English language teaching

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Xhosa: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Dorm accommodation separate from guests, We will supply 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We request 5 hours 5 days a week from each helper, when not working, there is loads to do for the outdoors enthusiasts - hiking, fishing, kayaking, surfing, beaches, snorkeling, whale watching, caves, rock jumps and more. Otherwise just kick back and relax - interact with locals, take some alone time. We want you to have the best experience and your time off is very important. We'll support and help with anything Workawayers would want to do.

    There is a daily bus to the city that return in the evening again.

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    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

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