Come and help us and discover the city in Addo, South Africa


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    We are a certified organic farm, situated 11km from Addo Elephant National Park. We run a farmstay Bed and Breakfast for guests visiting the Park. We are looking for workawayers to assist mainly with guests while our receptionist is away on maternity leave.
    Our guests come mainly from the EU and particularly from Holland and Germany.
    There will be many opportunities to visit the Addo Park, and we would appreciate any assistance you can give in updating our website and online presence.
    if you are more interested in farming (citrus, livestock, home garden) we can assign you some duties there.
    The village of Addo is small and quiet, but there are a couple of pubs where young people gather. We make a fire most nights where we interact with guests.
    There is a natural swimming pool where you can bathe in clean water free of chlorine.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The South Africans who work here are from a range of cultural backgrounds, and interactions will be many and interesting. If you are at all interested in organic farming we are doing many innovative things, although it must be emphasised most duties will be centered around the B&B. We eat quite simple, nutritious food, and this includes meat, although we tolerate vegans and vegetarians!!! But we would appreciate an interchange of cooking skills. we are superbly situated to offer workawayers opportunities to experience the wonder of South African wildlife.

  • Help


    Welcoming guests, showing them around and generally orienting them about the B&B and Addo area.
    Handling any queries they might have.
    Answering emails, taking bookings, and interacting with booking agents ( not as intimidating as you think!!)
    Taking payments from guests.
    Making bookings for tours for guests.
    Checking all websites where we are listed, and updating photos etc.
    Using your creativity to boost enquiries for the B&B.
    Same applies to cleaning house and guest cottages.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a room with 2 single beds, shower, kitchen and toilets. if you come with a friend/partner, this will be ideal. We have another room in the main house for a single person if this is necessary. And a large, beautiful garden where there are many hidden spots.

    As a B&B we prepare breakfast every morning, and breakfast will be prepared for you. We will provide food for the other meals, which you will prepare yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    11km from the Addo Elephant National Park. 65km from Port Elizabeth. 150km from Jeffreys Bay. 50km from a cheetah breeding farm, 12km from a zipline adventure, 3km from a number of restaurants and snake park.
    Local public transport is not good, but there are a few people doing transfers to Port Elizabeth.
    We can assist with transport around Addo.
    We have been running the B&B for 10 years, and are used to having guests and assistants around. We are quite chilled, although the boss lady, my wife, likes things to be completed properly, once started.
    But please be aware that this is Africa, and there are always creepy crawlies around.
    We are looking for workawayers older than 22 years.
    We are dedicated non smokers, and would prefer non smokers to apply, However, if you are a smoker and don't leave your butts and smell all over the place, that is OK.
    We are new to being hosts, and are looking to try the system for a period of 3 months, starting December 2018

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 667943711233