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What you offer

30h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

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What you get

3
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Pick Up

No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

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The Experience

.We are looking for creative people who is willing to work hard. We have many diffrent projects coming up and volunteers will be required be a team player, work well with others. You will do general maintenance around the hostel, painting, plot clearing, Make furniture, get creative with raw wood from the forest, build wooden path ways and decks around lodge, gardening, and whatever needs to be done on the day.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 35 years old

  • Be from outside South Africa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

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  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

United States

This was my first time using Worldpackers. The experience at African Array I won't soon forget. If not for their kindness and the opportunity to volunteer there, who knows where I may be now. The trip to Africa was incredible and the flexibility with schedule made getting out to explore a breeze. Now, about the downsides. The hostel is pretty far off the beaten path. Without a vehicle it is hard to get much of anywhere. I also understand that South Africa has it's fair share of issues, but I wish that the owners saw more of the positive in there country. But overall, my trip was love.

about 1 month ago

Brazil

Amazing experience opportunity for interaction with people around the world.
I saw the most amazing sunsets of my life from the living room window and deck.
Attentive hosts and the town of Plett has a great location for getting to know the most famous attractions on the garden route. by the scale of work you do not get bored doing a single task and still learn something new.
Thanks everyone!

3 months ago

Brazil

My first experience as a Worldpacker was incredible . I had the opportunity to met amazing people that made my journey at African Array better than I expected , we became friends that helped each other , a volunteer family , so nice how different kind of personalities lived fine together haha with respect. In general I just have good things to say about this place . Peaceful view everyday , doesn't matter the weather . The owners also nice people looking after the volunteers providing opportunities inside and outside of the Hostel . Thank you all for everything . Cheers!

11 months ago

About African Array Lodge & Backpackers

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