Remote Mountain Retreat in Western Cape, South Africa


South Africa

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  • Description


    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    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!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans and Swiss-German

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    ~5 hours 5 days a week

Our main cottage: Home!
Ninon while hanging our new doors
Mom, Ninon & Jurgen on a day out
One of the Volunteer tents - there's a caravan too
Eric\'s Place - our guest lodge
Our porcupine proof veggie garden
Jurgen laying water pipes, Eric's Place in the back ground.
Fixing our access road is for the tough guys!
Icelandic volunteers on our Gecko Trail

Host ref number: 21323846634a