We are a vibrant, popular backpackers lodge located on a stunning beach, in a popular little Wild Coast hamlet. We have 24 local staff members, managing all aspects of the backpackers, all from the immediate area. We are proudly Fair Trade certified for our social and environmental ethics, and our community are 40% shareholders in the business. We love surfing, and have many waves on our doorstep and in the area.
PLEASE note we accept only applicants who can stay for at least a month, longer stays will be considered after the initial month.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
They will have the opportunity to work and have fun with our super friendly staff, learning something of South Africa’s local languages and cultures, like Xhosa and Afrikaans.
Apply your knowledge and skills in marketing and/or cooking, to improve the business and more importantly empowering our staff gain new skills and knowledge.
If you surf, you will have the opportunity to surf great uncrowded surf, if you have never surfed before you will have the opportunity to learn with some free surf lessons.
Marketing & Social Media management – we would like someone with previous marketing experience & qualifications, particularly with regards to social media. This is the primary area, in which we need assistance. This would also entail training staff members in social media skills.
Menu Design – if you have good culinary skills and experience, we would love you to assist expanding and developing our menu and train the current kitchen staff to improve their skills.
General hand helping hand – assisting with guests, support on the occasional day trip, small projects, DIY and social initiatives.
Surf Lessons – if you surf well, we will train you to be a surf instructor, and you can assist giving surf lessons.
The twin room accommodation is for free and a lots of new friends from around South Africa and the world.
When free, the beach is our doorstep to explore, as are forests, rolling hills and valleys. There are a host of hikes in the area to explore, and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. There are regular uncrowded (just us) waves 500m away. Chill in the hammock, meet interesting people and make new friends.
There are small little “spaza shops” in the area, else our nearest reasonable shops are 20km away, or Mthatha is 100km away. The backpackers goes shopping once week, if you need supplies.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a good satellite internet connection, although the electricity can go down for between 1 and 2 days, this can impact the connectivity. So be aware of this.
More than two
4 - 5 hours per day, 5 days