Come to surf & yoga retreat with an organic garden and African outreach program/events in Cape Town, South Africa


South Africa

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We are currently building an off grid, self sustainable, eco backpackers that offer a yoga and surf retreat also with a social element for disadvantaged children HOWEVER, currently we are still building so this is the time to lay the first seeds when we need it most.

    The entire project is built from recycled waste products...up-cycling
    We use wasted shipping containers, furniture and anything else to put together a stylish and eco conscious paradise.

    We are located on the outskirts of Cape Town in a beautiful coastal town called Gordons Bay near a beautiful natural ocean pool. We also have stunning hikes in our near by Helderburg Mountains. (Google Crystal Pools Hike for eg.)

    We also teach surf on one of the worlds best surf beaches and yoga on our beautiful roof top deck. (ONCE WE HAVE COMPLETED THE BUILD AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

    We are currently in the very early stages so there is allot of build and planting work. Come be a part of the very beginning

    We take in new volunteers starting on the first Saturday of every month and the 3rd Saturday of every month.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Apart from living in absolute paradise (research Cape Town/ Gordons Bay) you will also be a part of putting together a special project, learn to surf, SUP, yoga and community work with the disadvantaged africans

    (Plz note that this will only be available once we open for business end of year)

  • Help


    We are building up an up-cycled hostel with wasted products and turning it into paradise.
    we have set-up a volunteer work project list which is as follows
    New volunteers are to arrive on the first or 3rd Sunday of the month and will be orientated on the Monday


    - Painting Crew
    painting and prepping all surfaces.
    - General Maintenance Crew
    General work in and around the project including basic plumbing work, electrical we need people on this team that are basic all rounders and are capable of taking these small projects on their own.
    - Farming and Gardening Crew
    all aspects of farming vegetables/herbs and fruit, including Hydroponics (drip feed systems) and gardening.
    - Woodwork Crew
    all things wood related, we use up-cycled wood from palettes. So the options and ideas are endless.
    - Metal Work Crew
    welding, grinding, fitting and turning, cutting and fabrication
    - Masonry Crew
    wall building, brick laying, mosaic, pathway building, and general all round working with stone and mortar.
    - Interior Design Crew
    people who enjoy designing and tackling projects concerning the design of Rooms , furniture, walls etc...
    - Media/Marketing/Graphic Design/Admin Crew
    all aspects of online presence, graphic designing, photography, video people are needed for this team.
    - Housekeeping
    all aspects of cleaning, laundry, Dinner making.

    please note that all projects are due to change at my discretion. And all people involved in different crews are also subject to be moved into different crews at any time and we all survive here by great work ethic and team work.
    Good work and Team work are rewarded with activities.

    You will also be asked to spend time with the children in the community as the biggest problem is that they lack positive adult company

  • Accommodation


    We have converted shipping containers into super cool pod accommodation made to be exciting with all the necessary comforts. We are a backpackers so expect top quality backpacker accommodation.

    We provide a basic breakfast of rusks/pancakes and coffee/Tea and a Rewards Dinner every time we complete a major project
    Minimum stay 1 month unless we agree otherwise in private messaging

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 1 minute walk to a leisure dock, and natural ocean pool. 10 minutes walk to fantastic surf, 40 minute drive to Cape Town city. 5 minute drive to fantastic mountain hikes, pubs, bars, restaurants and anything you might need handy.
    We will host events and parties every weekend for small groups with great DJs and chefs

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25hours/week)

Host ref number: 693133645376