Come and help at a festival and lodge in Bergville, South Africa


South Africa

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    Hello everybody,
    Our backpackers is located in the beautiful Northern Drakensberg of KZN South Africa. We have a myriad activities for you to get involved in relating to the backpackers lodge and many opportunities for you to help in our local communities.

    Annually there is a Music Festival where willing helpers can assist with preparations as well as get involved with community workshops held over the days leading up to the events. This occurs over New Year.

    At the moment we are looking for people who can do data capture. If you are able to help with stock takes, and basic administrative work, we are interested in your help.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    South Africa is a country that represents a large variety of different people. Our backpackers is deep in a traditional Zulu area where poverty is a major issue. By working at the lodge people from the first world often leave with a greater sense of what they ACTUALLY have, not only in terms of material wealth but also in terms of education, health and security.

  • Help


    Depending on how long you are going to stay with us there is a variety of volunteer work for you mainly helping with computer admin and data capture. During November & December: Maintenance/ Building/ Welding/Carpentry/Masonry/Electrical skills are very handy/ Website development and maintenance of website/ Experience in working with artists in the music industry.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Zulu: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Safari Tent with Bedding/ Dorm/ Camping on your own if you like

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your free time or days off you can:
    - explore the nearby Royal Natal National Park
    - trips into neighbouring Lesotho for a few days.
    - join the guided tours to Sentinel Peak (Tugela Falls)/ Cathedral Peak
    - horse riding/ hot air ballooning/ mountain biking
    - explore other backpackers with the Bazbus
    - Pool Table/ Table Tennis/ Bouldering Wall/ Jacuzzi/ Sauna/ Reading/ Relaxing

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    • 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

    5 hrs/day 5 days/week

Host ref number: 536171555121