Backpackers Plettenberg Bay


Take The Opportunity To Volunteer Your Time And Talents To Help Others In Need.

Want to do more for African children?

New Beginnings is in need of volunteers to be placed in the orphanage.

The Orphanage is situated in the township of Kwanokuthula meaning place of peace in Plettenberg bay.

New Beginnings in conjunction with African Array Lodge’ underpinning philosophy revolves around the belief that the most effective way to drive positive change in South Africa, is to ensure children receive a good quality and continuous education in Africa, from pre-school to matriculation.

Plettenberg Bay is a beautiful town located on the southern coast. Plett is a popular tourist area offering the most beautiful hiking trails, elephant sanctuaries, safaris, whale and shark sea safaris, game reserves, beautiful beaches, Skydiving, highest bungy in the world, sea kayaking and traditional and market shopping.

All volunteers will be living at African Array Lodge. Prices at the hostel have been adopted to make it affordable to volunteers who would like to make a difference in the community.

New Beginnings’ Volunteer Opportunity

New Beginnings volunteers have the opportunity to work within the township, with Celia, and provide care for orphanage children.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work closely with the children in a supported environment.

We accept volunteers in various areas of service:

  • New Beginnings:
    Caring for orphans, and vulnerable children ages 0-7 years old,  sharing love
  • Kids Camps and Outings:
    Monkey Land, Elephant Park, Safari, Hiking, Beach, and Vacation Bible School

Mission Groups are welcomed. Contact us to schedule a visit with your church group or organisation.

Volunteer Profile

A minimum age of 18 applies for all New Beginning placements. Volunteers must have excellent English language skills and the desire to work with children aged 0 – 11 years. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum placement of 2 weeks on the New Beginnings project to ensure a sense of security for the children.

2012 Rates

  • 14 days: R1240.00
  • 28 days: R2480.00
  • Additional days: R90.00 per person per day
  • All rates quoted in South African Rand and are for dormitory style accommodation please enquires for private accommodation rates.


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