We are Ninon & Jurgen and live off-grid at our eco-friendly Mountain Retreat (Guest Farm). We offer a digital detox eco-tourism, hiking trail, mountain trekking, canyoning and other adventure activities. Our organic/permaculture garden is growing but will eventually feed us and more.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Here you'll get a good dose of, nature, eco-friendliness, conscious living in close range of a wild mountain environment. You'll learn hands on farm skills and how to prepare healthy wholesome meals, when ever possible straight from our organic garden.
Volunteering tasks range from fieldwork, building & renovation, hiking trail maintenance, permaculture gardening, composting, feeding chicken, as well as cleaning of guest rooms/cottages, helping in the kitchen and stacking wood etc.
Where possible we all work together in a team, however volunteers need to be able to work on their own and be comfortable with the remoteness of the farm and lack of WiFi and mobile phone connection. Get ready for a Digital Detox!
We are looking for outdoorsy, hands-on volunteers (bring your hiking boots!). Practical experience is a bonus!
Volunteers stay in our caravan or safari tent depending numbers of volunteers (max. 4). There's a private open air shower and compost toilet. Breakfast and Lunch on work days are provided and shared with us Volunteers help with kitchen work. For the evening meal and off-days you cater mostly for yourself. Basic cooking and fridge facility are provided at the Caravan.
For your free time there's plenty if hiking trails, yoga & and mediation space or if you have your own transport visit the surrounding villages, wine farms, rock climbing, river rafting, horse riding, zip sliding and other adventure activities.
Public transport from Cape Town to Ashton, then Montagu (our nearest village, 50km from here) is best by bus - please ask us for contacts & timing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
~5 hours 5 days a week