We are a family living on a small holding (small farm) in Wilderness which is a village at the Indian Ocean. Wilderness is part of the Garden Route in the Western Cape of South Africa. We run a small tented camp for holiday makers. We live on a hill surrounded by forest with a view of the ocean. We are a 5 min drive away from a spectacular uncrowded beach. There are beautiful forest and beach walks in the vicinity.We work from home and enjoy being with our animals: our 3 dogs, 3 horses, 5 sheep and bunnies. We have an adult son who is autistic and has found peace and stability in these serene surroundings. Wilderness is a place loved by locals and visitors alike for its surfing, canoeing, paragliding, hiking, bird watching and cycling opportunities.
Help with Eco Projects
You will learn about living in a semi- rural area surrounded by nature. You can interact with farm animals. You can spend your free time at the beach, cycling or walking in the forest. The village of Wilderness has some good cafes, pubs and restaurants.
We are looking for help to create a sustainable organic permaculture vegetable garden to supply vegetables on a daily basis for a family of 7. We would like help in teaching us how to maintain this garden i.e. vegetable rotation, organic pest control etc. We also need help with composting and using our horse manure to that respect.
This host offers a language exchange
I am interested to learn the basics of your language. I speak English, German and Afrikaans.
Your accomodation is in a large glamping tent. There are two beds and a table with benches. There is an ensuite bathroom with a toilet, basin and hot water shower. The tent is 8m by 4m large and has a wooden deck of 2m by 4m. You can prepare simple meals in a rustic outdoor kitchenette using a gas cooker. The kitchenette is shared with two other tents and has a wooden counter and basin. There is electricity from solar panels in the tent and a socket for small power appliances.
Volunteers can use an outdoor kitchenette with a gas cooker and sink to prepare simple meals and beverages. We will supply the food
The village centre is half an hour on foot away, you have to walk down a steep hill. There is a supermarket and various cafes and shops in the village. The village has a great beach.
We are happy to give a ride to helpers when we drive down to the village or to the nearest town which is George.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There is a table and bench to work at. We don't provide wifi, but mobile internet works here , eg Vodacom.
There is parking for a car or campervan.
We have horses, sheep, dogs and rabbits. If you want to bring your pet, it should be compatible with our animals.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week