Come and help at an adventure farm and Lodge in Underberg, South Africa


South Africa


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  • Description


    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The volunteers have a room in the backpackers that has a chest of draws and a cupboard and two beds.
    All meals are included

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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Host ref number: 133813786841