Our backpackers lodge is a family run establishment. The farm is 3000 acres. We have been offering horse riding in the Southern Drakensberg for well over a decade and making this most incredible activity accessible to all intrepid travellers visiting this beautiful mountain range. The largest horse trails specialist in the area, we see ourselves as the perfect basecamp both to explore and to unwind. We are the only operator running regular and bespoke multi-day cross-border horseback expeditions into the untouched wilds of Lesotho and we offer a range of unique accommodation.
Founded and run by wild adventurer Steve Black, it’s no surprise that the foundation retains its crazy and welcoming attitude.
Stunning views and lots of fun!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will learn how to work at a backpackers lodge and about farming. We farm horses and sheep so you will get an insight in this. Besides that, you will get to know the South-African and Basotho culture.
We are looking for volunteers that enjoy the outdoors and are energetic. They need to enjoy entertaining guests and assisting them in any way possible. They need to enjoy animals as the horses are a major part of the business.
An important part of volunteering is helping prepare and service breakfast for our guests and setting the backpackers up for the day. In the evenings, volunteers are asked to make sure dinner runs smoothly and our guests are happy. Other than that we like volunteers to take on a project and leave their mark - this depends on what the individual skills of the volunteer are, whether it's training a horse, create some artistic design and decorate an area of the backpackers or help build new accommodation. Finally, there we have regular 3 day horse trails to Lesotho and need someone who can help support our Basotho guide' on the trip.
Volunteering can be hard during busy times, but there is plenty of fun to be had too!
The volunteers have a room in the backpackers that has a chest of draws and a cupboard and two beds.
All meals are included
We do a 2 and 3 day trail into Lesotho so volunteers will have the opportunity to experience the Basotho culture.
We have the world famous Sani Pass 30minutes from us.
There is fishing, mountain biking, tubing, white water rafting and hiking available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
varies per season
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