Help at an adventure farm and backpackers, Southern Drakensberg, Underberg


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 Khotso retains its crazy and welcoming attitude.
    Stunning views and lots of fun!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Dutch.

  • 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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    varies per season

Host ref number: 133813786841