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Church teams needed in Coffee bay africa.

coffee bay church service at a local families hut

Trip #21767

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Volunteer in South Africa

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    South Africa, Southern Africa

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan-Dec 2019

    Lasts between 1 week to 3 years

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Adventure/Extreme Ministry

    Campus Ministry, Church Planting, Community Development, and Sports & Outdoor

  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

“Work with Rural African children and help with planting a Church in Coffee bay”.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

house to house visits praying for the people. Further Information:


Missions Camp Coffee bay offers Volunteer opportunities, Missions trips and Gap year Projects, reaching out to the poor people in need, Adding HOPE and LOVE into their lives. We offer short term mission trips for 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, and need assistance with are as follows:

Building on the Farm/ Missions Camp, Farming, Building an indoor / Outdoor Church, Sports projects such as teaching children Surfing and Soccer, Assisting with teaching at the schools, 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 as a team.

Invest in the lives of children in rural Africa, on the magical Wild Coast of South Africa, this is a beautifully breath taking place to visit. You will get to see the famous ‘’Hole in the wall’’ and experience the true African Culture, whilst meeting some Great people. We are seeking Missions teams and Church teams to come and Join us assisting in Planting a Church, helping to build on the Missions farm, teach sports to children (Surfing and Soccer) and assist with teaching children: Child care and Youth development.

This programme is based in the Remote Coastal village on the Transkei Coastline, where faith based people are working hard to make a real difference in the lives of the local community.

Missions teams will assist the local preschool teacher at the Child Care Centre some mornings, we also need help with building of the Missions camp / Farm, building a Church, reaching out to Many Less Privileged children, (adding HOPE and LOVE into their lives), and in the afternoon their time will be split between teaching sports and planting the Church that we are establishing.

We will be glad to set up a time table alongside the leaders of the missions team or send you our current time table to see if it works for you and your team.

Education in the Transkei has stood out to be the most neglected and deprived in the whole of South Africa.

Our project has a Great need for Volunteers that can come and assist in Teaching and helping Teach these Children In desperate need. (Showing them the love of Christ).


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.

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 1km from the beach and 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 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 Church that will run whenever we have missions teams. The vision of the Church 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. Colin Buchan is the key leader at this missions camp, assisting with the organizing of this Missions Camp and the arrival of teams and Groups.
Here is a video on How the organisation started,, when Mandy Weschta, saw the great need to do something about the Poverty in South Africa. She then decided to teach children and Youth Surfing and Sports Development Programs (keeping them away from substance abuse and instead giving them a focus). Mandy Says: ‘Education in South Africa is Key for the children living in the less privileged areas, this is why we launched to better the education in South Africa.


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 team 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, more accommodation and Building the Church.
- Assisting in the classrooms with giving the children one on one time. (helping them with their schook work).
- Assisting with Bible study groups, worship and Church services
- Assisting with Surfing and Soccer Projects
- House to house visits and praying for the sick in their homes.


The accommodation is situated on a 5 hectare Farm which over looks the ocean and the valley of Coffee bay. The location is 1kms walk to the beach and is situated in a great central location of Coffee Bay. The Farm currently has 4 wooden houses on it (accommodation for 30 people) offering Camping and accommodation in chalets. There is also an equipped kitchen for the teams to cook in. The toilets are all currently natural toilets (soil toilets) until we Build more, and there are outdoor showers with Cold water. The Farm is neat, Clean and Safe. We aim to grow lots of vegetables on the farm for the community and Church.


You can fly from the Large international airport on arrival to South Africa, being Cape town or Johannesburg Airport to The nearest airport closest to Coffee bay, (which is Umthatha airport)- 1 hours drive away from Coffee Bay. Or You can Fly to East London Airport (which is generally cheaper than flying to Umthatha). East london or Umthata airport are the closest airports to Coffee bay. If you arrive at Umthatha airport then we can arrange a collection for you on arrival with the local taxi. You can also book the local tourist bus to Umthatha : (this is a local tourist bus that collects volunteers from the backpackers door that you will be staying at). This is a safe bus and you will meet many other travellers on the bus from all over the world). The other buses that travel to Umthatha shell Ultra station are the: Intercape, City to City Bus and the Translux bus. You can book these online or buy tickets from the local Super market (Checkers or Shoprite).


Orientation will begin within 24 hours of your arrival and will cover code of conduct on the farm and at the accommodation, safety tips, the time table, activities, food and supplies and a tour of the village and relevant projects.


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

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

This project is all run alongside the local Church in Coffee bay and many international Churches in Usa and Holland. We are planting a International Church in Coffee bay for the local community to join and for international Pastors and missions teams to join.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Groups [max size 200]


No education necessary. A love for people and building things outdoors preferred.


Prefer it if you speak English.


Here are the links for the project via our website

What additional costs will you have?

*The Missions team must provide for the following:
Visas (you will get a 3 month visa on entry to South Africa free of Charge if you hold a : UK, USA, OR EUROPE PASSPORT),
All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure
Mobile phone/ internet charges. A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities. It is normally more cost effective to locally purchase pay-as-you-go air-time and data bundles compared to roaming options.
Spending money for essentials, souvenirs, etc
Transport to and From Coffee bay
Food budget per week of $35-$45 per person. (A fully equipped Kitchen will be provided for you and the team to use).

Mission Trip Offered By Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa

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Volunteer in South Africa offers a significant mix of Volunteer opportunities for Volunteers that are walking alongside God and want to make a meaningful impact in South Africa and Africa at large. Our Volunteer Projects are designed to provide continuous Solutions to help the Poor communities of South Africa. We aim to Disciple Children and walk alongside Children and Adults bringing them to their God given Talents. We aim to Create an Environment where people Flourish in their God-Given Gifts and are Encouraged to Pursue their dreams by adding 'HOPE' into their lives. Our Mission Statement At Volunteer in South Africa: "Our purpose is to serve humanity and wildlife by facilitating ways and resources in which people can get involved to help improve ways of living in South Africa and Africa at large. We aim to add HOPE INTO MANY less privileged children’s lives". Here's Volunteer in South Africa's Vision statement: Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to Preach the good news to the poor." To build a Volunteer Organisation that brings “hope” and is a blessing to Africa and South Africa. To impact children’s lives with Sports development Projects. To Partner with other Ministries and provide them with Resources, Finances and Volunteers. To see lives restored, bringing hope and practical answers to broken humanity. To Impact the less Privileged Communities of South Africa and Create Ideas for the poorer Communities to get Jobs. To see people from all walks of life come into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. To walk alongside the lost and the Broken and bring hope into their lives. To create a community of people who worship God with passion, bringing fresh sounds and new songs to our Creator. To provide an environment for the less Privileged where people flourish in their God-given gifts and are encouraged to pursue their Dreams. To create a family environment within the projects and locations that reaches all generations, empowering each generation to reach their full potential.

Inquire about this Mission Trip

Contact Volunteer in South Africa about this short-term mission trip:

Mandy Buchan (weschta)- Founder at Volunteer in South Africa

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

South Africa
Southern Africa
Coffee bay. Rural Eastern Cape of South Africa. Beautiful place to visit surrounded by beaches.


Start date
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2019
1 week to 3 years

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

rural african people, children, adults.
People Group(s)
rural african Xhosa people living in Huts along the coast of South Africa.
Ancestral beliefs, witch-craft, Christian, no beliefs.


Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details

$15/ £12/ R130 Accommodation fee per night per person.
(Minimum Group size 10 people. Minimum stay 10 Nights).

To Reserve your place with us, we require a once off registration fee of $200 per person. (we may discount this fee according to the size of Group coming). Special rates applicable to South Africans.

Discounts can be arranged according to the size of the Team and the duration of stay.

The Accommodation fee is Due 1 month before departure from your Country.

The Our admin team will send you proof of payment received as soon as we receive the registration fee and accommodation fee.
Please use your school / Churches/ Missions teams name on payment as a reference.

These costs below are For the team per person Dorm or camping style accommodation. The garden has natural toilet facilities and showers. There is a kitchen and outdoor fire area.
Basic orientation will be given to you on arrival into Coffee bay, a basic introduction to the Xhosa Language will be given to you on arrival. If Need be then transport on arrival and departure can be arranged from the pick up and drop off point on arrival and departure. (from Umtata shell station or the airport). This will be calculated at a price per team before arrival. The local Buses stop at the Shell Ultra station (making it an ideal pick up point).

Visas (you will get a FREE 3 months visa on entering South Africa as long as you Hold a EU, BRITISH OR USA Passport). Prices exclude flights to South Africa and Umtata airport and travel insurance. Please also budget an extra $35-$45 for food per person per week. (A fully equipped Kitchen will be provided for you and the team to use). The nearest Grocery shop is a 15 minute taxi ride away.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief
We will give you basic training to the area on arrival. We have team time once a week and small team time every evening. (in this time we talk about our week) Pray requests and connect with one-another.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
Application Deadline
December 31, 2019

Other Information

Here is how easy it is to sign up with us :

1. To sign up with us (it takes around 2 minutes) Click on this link:

2. Within 12 hours we will send you an email confirming once your application form has been approved to come and Join us. You can then go ahead and pay the registration fee of $260 via this link below or we will invoice you via Paypal (once the registration fee has been paid then your place will be reserved with us and we will send you a list of use-ful information for your trip):

Please copy and Paste this link into your Internet Browser to pay the $260 to reserve your place with us:

Or via this button below on our home page of our website (on the right hand side of the home page):

3. You can then you can go ahead and book your flight to the location you will be Joining. Our staff will collect you safely on arrival and take you to our Modern clean volunteer House. You will be in very safe hands. Our projects are very well known, and our leaders are professionally trained to take care of you.
We have been running for 11 years and have had +40,000 volunteers Joining us so far.

4. The full programe fees for your stay, are only due 1 month before departure from your country. (so you will have time to save for this) Our Zanzibar Project accepts payments on arrival.

Our projects run all year round and begin every Monday of the Month.
Our Direct office number is: (001) 213 438 9785

Please also let us know if you wish to speak to a past volunteer in your country? Here are testimonials from some volunteers:

We look forward to welcoming you to our Projects.