Help at a Backpackers / Hostel in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa


South Africa


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    I am a wife and mother of 5 children which led me to start a Backpackers. My house was always filled with my kids' friends , chatting around the kitchen table, sleeping over on my couches and I loved cooking for - and feeding them.
    The Backpackers is situated in Wilderness, one of South Africa's most beautiful beach villages with the most spectacular views over the ocean. Mountains and forests right at our doorstep, are some of the main attractions. We have travelers from all over the world on a daily basis. Our Bar with a pool table, deck and bon fire, creates a great vibe for people to get together after a day of chilling or taking part in activities such as hikes or canoeing to waterfalls, paragliding, surfing, yoga, horse riding, kloofing, zip lining, quad biking etc.

    (We require a minimum stay of 2 months, but you will have plenty of time off in between to travel around, do fun stuff in the area or just chill on the beach)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    We mainly need volunteers who will help checking in guests at reception and being a host, making them feel at home and telling them about all possible activities in the area. We also need help with general maintenance, gardening, house keeping.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans

  • Accommodation


    We provide a bed in a dormitory, which you will share with travellers from all over the world. The dorms have views over the ocean and the sound of the ocean puts you to bed every night. We provide 1 meal per day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Garden Route of South Africa is one of the world's most beautiful destinations. Besides the beach, (where we often see dolphins from our deck and from July - Oct , we have the whales visiting), you can go canoeing, hiking, swimming at waterfalls, surfing, paragliding, quad biking, kloofing, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding and the world's highest bridge bungi jump is only 2 hours away. We are only 700m away from the village which has a variety of restaurants (with great food and local live music), ATM's a supermarket and post office. The Garden Route Mall is only 8km away where you can top up on whatever you need or go and treat your self to a movie. Cape Town is only 5 hours away where you can shoot through on your off days. Mossel Bay or Plettenberg Bay are close for sky diving. In Mossel Bay, you can also go shark cage diving and in Plettenberg Bay, you can go swim with the seals.
    Wilderness is a small village, so most attractions are within walking distance. Should you need to go to further destinations, a shuttle will be available or the Bazbus, which is a bus service especially for backpackers.

    We like all our guests to feel at home and safe. Respect and consideration for one another is important to us.
    We also like to work as a team and prefer everybody to lend a helping hand whenever help is needed.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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