Experience remote mountain village life in the Great Karoo

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South Africa

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family business, managing the backpackers place and a variety of other budget tourist accommodation.

    For those wanting to experience life in a desert mountain village, while helping tourists from all over the world, this is an ideal location.

    Far away from city lights, we are the ideal place to connect with yourself and nature.

    All our permanent staff are from the local community.

    Our dogs and cats are always looking for a walk or a nuzzle.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Business here is very seasonal and we have hot summers and long, cold winters, so the work required from volunteers varies considerably, depending on our immediate needs and the interests and skills of the volunteer.

    Volunteers are expected to work 20h/week, on a flexible basis, in return for board and lodging. This gives time to explore the village and surrounding mountains.

    Work mainly involves interacting with guests, gardening, property maintenance and caring for the animals, .

    It is very important for volunteers to fit in with our family and the team of staff.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swiss German, German, Afrikaans, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room when possible, but sharing during busy periods.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We lie in the foothills of the Sneeuberg Mountain Range, 50km north of Graaff Reinet.

    Views of the Compassberg (2502m), the highest freestanding peak in the Cape, dominate the village.

    The surrounding mountains are great for hiking and mountain biking and exploring the abundant fossil, San and more recent colonial history.

    The weather is dramatic: hot summers with thunderstorms and flash-floods and winters with snow and heavy frost.

    Tourism is now the main industry in the village and wool is the major product on the surrounding farms.

    There is no night life in Nieu-Bethesda, but for those who enjoy relaxing in nature and browsing craft and coffee shops, book stores and art galleries, it is ideal.

    There are no doctors, ATM’s, banks or petrol stations in Nieu-Bethesda.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    20h/week on a fexible basis


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