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Wild Coast
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 58017
Country: South Africa

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Last Updated: April 2, 2017

We are in a beautiful rural area next to one of best point break surf breaks in South Africa in the Wild Coast. Ideal candidate should be willing to work late nights, do beach bonfires and entertain guests, some office duties, some maintenance work, whatever is your strengths. We are a relaxed but serious enough rustic backpackers, and busy enough that we need some help in the evenings as locals like to spend their time at home and go to bed early. We are in a traditional village, where cows are still herded, and women go out to fetch their fire wood to be able to cook the meal for the family. We work closely together with the community, and are in a unique and privileged position to combine tourism and community development. We also have an affiliated NPO organization that does social, health & educational programs in the area, and together we host two fundraising events in the year, one a Music Festival and the other a Trail Run. If these events take place in your time, your input and participation, fresh approaches and willing hands and enthusiasm will be welcomed and appreciated.
Our backpackers, village and area is like no other, and we have many International and South African guests that keep coming back for the beach, village and AmaXhosa of Mankosi.

Closest big town : Umtata, 2 hour shuttle drive or local transport is possible
Closest big village: Coffee Bay, 45 minute shuttle drive or 3 hour coastal hike
Closest big city: East London, 4.5 hour drive
Closest small airport: Umtata
Closest bus station: Umtata Shell Ultra City on the N2. daily shuttle leaves 3pm to Coffee Bay

What to do here in downtime: hike, swim, surf, kayak, cultural interaction, forest walks, lots of hills!

Things you can help with in backpackers: office/reception, guest questions, dinner serving and clean up, sometimes cooking, maintenance or building, painting, gardening, party vibe, beach bonfire instigator, dancing, music making, happiness

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