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Come and help at a busy backpackers lodge and enjoy cultural exchange in Hermanus, South Africa

  • Afrique du Sud
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  • Activité récente: 20 sept. 2023



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  • Description


    We are a backpackers hostel, catering to international travellers (usually aged between 22-35), but more and more we're seeing older people and families coming to stay too. It's an owner-run hostel, we opened in 1999 and it's a very popular place for people to stay and highly rated on review sites. The hostel is located close to the town centre, an easy stroll of only 15 minutes and super close to the scenic cliff path for views out over Walker Bay and whale watching. Located 120km from Cape Town. Surrounded by mountains and ocean, Hermanus is considered by most South Africans and tourists as one of the BEST places to visit and it's a wonderful place to live too! July to December we have Southern Right Whales in the bay, which is a huge attraction and of course this area is famous for shark cage diving, which we arrange for our guests too. This backpackers is split over two buildings, close together - it's busy place in season and keeps us on our toes, but there's a solid team of permanent staff to handle the 'admin' side of things, so our volunteers are usually there to add an extra pair of hands wherever needed.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    S’occuper des animaux
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We're located 120km from Cape Town, right on the coast in the most beautiful and safest part of South Africa, the existing staff are South Africans, both Afrikaans, English and Xhosa too, so you'd get a real insight into South African lifestyle and culture if you come.

  • Aide


    We're potentially needing someone to help our existing full-time staff, we're a busy backpackers lodge that sleeps around 60 people over two buildings, we could really use an extra pair of hands. The work here is all about reception, answering the phone, making reservations, checking guests in and out, making sure people are comfortable and greeted with friendliness. You'll need EXCELLENT spoken and written English skills, this is not a job for someone who's trying to learn English. We'll need a friendly, smiling, enthusiastic person.

    We're looking for at least a two month commitment, that way volunteers can settle in, learn the routines, bond with the permanent staff and enjoy their time here as well as be productive.

  • Langues parlées

    Afrikaans: Courant
    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We can provide a dormitory bed for our volunteers, they'll be sharing with guests - there's plenty of place to store your belongings, so it's safe. Front gate access via security pin code too - so strangers don't walk into this hostel and we don't accept locals to come party here. You'll have access to communal bathrooms, self-catering kitchen facilities, food storage cupboard/fridge, tv lounge, garden, swimming pool, free wi-fi. It's only short stroll into town where there's supermarkets etc . We can't guarantee a meal if we've not got one on the go, but we'll give you an allowance for food if that's the case, we don't want to you starve.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Hermanus is a world famous tourist location, from July to December is each there are Southern Right Whales in our bay, so strolling along the scenic cliff path during this time you'll see the whales in the bay, also dolphins and other sea life. We arrange shark cage diving tours, sea kayaking, whale watching boat tours etc etc. As an incentive, all our volunteers get to do those activities at a reduced rate. We also have stunning hiking routes, beaches, surfing places and there's horseriding stables, learn to kitesurf etc etc. The town is safe, beautiful and a paradise for anyone who enjoyed the outdoor life, particularly walking.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have fast fibre internet throughout the buildings and a few quiet corners to relax, although a quiet corner in peak season can't be guaranteed...

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a nice long drive way and some rear parking that could easily accommodate a camper van.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 343928767972

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