Coffee Bay Missions Camp child care, teaching and youth development

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Missions Camp Coffee bay offers Volunteer opportunities for volunteers wanting to come and help out within rural africa. We are reaching out to the less privileged people in need, Adding HOPE and LOVE into their lives. We offer short term mission trips for individuals, Church teams, Missions team, school teams, Dts teams, Ywam Teams and groups  who want to make a meaningful impact in South Africa and Africa at large.

The Current projects we are focusing on are as follows:

Building on the Farm Missions Camp, Farming, Building an indoor Outdoor Church, Sports projects such as teaching children Soccer, Assisting with teaching at the schools in the mornings / afternoon programs, assisting with Child Care Education and Orphan Care Project. We have a time table that can be altered according to the projects you prefer to get involved with.


This project is based in a Beautiful un-touched Coastal Area in a Lovely Rural village in the Transkei. The Wild Coast, Coffee bay is situated in the Eastern Cape South Africa. You will get to meet the real Xhosa Tribes and experience Rural Africa. Our accommodation is situated at the Ocean View hotel on Coffee bay beach, making it a great holiday feeling whilst volunteering and reaching out to many less privileged people in need.
The Wild Coast has poor infrastructure, struggling schools and a neglected healthcare system. However, our Project has a diverse and growing community of committed and passionate individuals who are striving to make a positive impact in the area.
The village is based around the coastal Beach, situated in a beautiful tropical setting, and is a 1.5 hour hike (or 15 minutes drive) from the famous Hole in the Wall (this is an amazing landscape to see).
There is no shortage of activities in this Adventure paradise. You can hike to the waterfalls, surf, Go fishing and enjoy some Great beaches. The ocean is warm and life in Coffee bay is bliss.  The hole in the wall is also Close by, this is a Great place to relax at during your spare time.
You are bound to have a Great time enjoying these Activities on your weekends off, whilst living in a Tropical atmosphere. Transkei, Coffee bay is one of the most Tropical areas in South Africa (yet it’s not too humid).
We are currently planting a Missions Camp that will impact the community with teams coming to impact the community at large.  The vision of the Missions camp is to impact the local people bringing them into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We aim to impact the less privileged people at large in the area through building relationships with the local Community.

Here is a video on How the organisation started, Mandy Buchan (weschta), saw a great need to do something about the Poverty in South Africa. She then decided to teach children and Youth Surfing and Sports Development Programs in Muizenberg, Cape town (keeping them away from substance abuse and instead giving them a focus). Mandy Says: ‘Education is key in South Africa, especially for the children living in the less privileged areas, this is why we launched to better the education in South Africa. We look forward to having you join in on our Vision at the organization. 


All volunteers must be 18 years old, unless accompanied by Leaders and although educational experience is helpful, no qualifications or prior skills are necessary. However, missions teams and individuals must be motivated, have initiative, and have a desire to work in Africa, adding HOPE and LOVE into peoples lives. All volunteers must have adequate travel insurance (hospital cover advised).


Within Coffee bay we are running the following projects that we need assistance with, the list is in the order of what is currently the greatest need (from the top of the list):

- Building up the Farm: Building toilets, showers, septic tanks and leveling land.
- Assisting in the classrooms with giving the children one on one time and teaching children arts and crafts and music. (helping them with their schook work).
- Assisting with Bible study groups, worship and Church services
- Assisting with Soccer coaching in the afternoon and discipleship
- House to house visits and praying for the sick in their homes.


The accommodation is situated at the ocean view Hotel on the beach of Coffee bay. This project is all inclusive of 3 meals a day (Buffet style) Monday to Sunday. The missions camp is a 20 minutes walk from the hotel. The Farm is neat, Clean and Safe. We aim to build up the farm to be able to have teams come and stay so that we can impact the community at large.

You can fly from the Large international airport on arrival to South Africa being: Cape town or Johannesburg Airport, from there you can catch the bus or fly to umtata with or  Or You can Fly to East London Airport (which is generally cheaper than flying to Umtata) Our free airport return is only from Umtata airport or Shell ultra station in umtata where the bus stops.  The other buses that travel to Umtata shell Ultra station are the: Intercape, City to City Bus and the Translux bus.  You can book these online through or buy tickets from the local Super market (Checkers or Shoprite).


Orientation will begin within 24 hours of your arriva to coffee bay which will cover  safety tips, the time table, activities and orientation of coffee bay.


Population: 49,320,000
Official languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu
Climate: Temperate climate
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Time zone: SAST (UTC+2)

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