Hostel South Cape DC, South Africa

7 reviews7

Where ocean and forests meet, come explore with us!

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
7 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We mainly need volunteers welcoming and receiving travelers from all over the world: looking after their needs, checking in, serving drinks at the bar, making them a pizza in the wood fire oven, joining them on hikes, or just showing them around! Enjoy your free time chilling around a bonfire, going for a surf, a hike, a swim at waterfalls, you name it! We offer many outdoor activities as well as nice locals. And who can say no to this view??

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 36 years old
  • Be from outside South Africa
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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7 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 7 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Meeting locals
  • 7 Practicing English
  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Developing social awareness



My experience at the hostel went very well. The bar and restaurant gave me the chance to meet lots of locals and, of course, chat with the backpacker guests. The hostel is very clean and feels like home. The staff is welcoming, friendly, and helpful whenever you need assistance. The tasks are sometimes repetitive, but working at the hostel makes it possible to meet some incredible people in a beautiful area. I would 100% recommend volunteering in the hostel and I hope to come back again.

29 days ago



Great place and amazing people. Sometimes the shifts can be long but not too often. It's super safe in the area and the locals are nice. I'll definitely find myself back in wildernis in the future!

about 2 months ago



Volunteering at the hostel was amazing and incredible. People there were kind, friendly and always honest with me. The tasks and the work shifts were long sometimes, especially during the high season, but the place and the environment were absolutely worth it. I met a lot of local people and international travelers, with which I create deep and true relationships. I miss everyone so much yet. There will be always a place in my heart for all of them. Thank you the hostel for this priceless experience.

6 months ago

Annie replied

Federica is a matured, respectful , friendly, open minded and kind woman - her time here was too short... She never complained about anything even when work was hard at times. She has a caring heart and was very kind to the local staff. She went out of her way to help where she saw people had need. Thank you Federica!!

I would recommend her to any position she should apply for. She is greatly missed. I would love her to come back one day, even just to visit...



This experience at the hostel was AWESOME. The local team is sociable, kind and take the time to learn you everything. The hostel is perfect to stay 2 months and the village has evrything you need to live. The manager and the owner help you to find your place in this new world. Lekker!

7 months ago

Annie replied

Benjamin immediately jumped in and was hands on in all tasks required of him, from washing dishes to checking in guests, serving at the bar and interacting with them. He is punctual and sociable with guests and staff. Everybody loved him. He had a great attitude from the start. he is surely missed.



My experience in the hostel was really true adventure. I learned a lot about South Africa, meeting local and going around in wonderful landscapes! The work at the hostel sometimes is super busy and you work a lot! But you can balance the long shifts and have plenty of time free to explore the hostel and travel around the Garden Route! The team work and other volunteers were a gift in my life, i made friendships that i will never forget, i miss them so much. Two months that was difficult say good bye! Thanks Annie and especially a Lieze for the communication to make a better place for us.

7 months ago

Annie replied

Raquel is a lovely kind soft and fare human being! She is a hard worker and were loved by our local - and volunteering staff. She was always smiling. She is diligent and punctual.
It is so sad that two months went by so quickly and to see her go..
I know she will be an asset to any other volunteering - or permanent positions she may apply for...

Raquel, you are missed!!
Sorry for the late review ( by now you know about the loadshedding and it's getting worse :-)

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