Typical farm life with our family in Maltahöhe, Namibia



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a family of five and live on a farm in the south of Namibia. We are a German/ Namibian couple with three children. Guido was born in Namibia and Aileen moved from Germany to Namibia in 2009. Our farm is 12.000ha big and we run a lodge with 16 rooms and 5 self-catering chalets. For both, farm and lodge, we are constantly looking for volunteers helping us with all different tasks that come up everyday. As a workawayer on our farm you get the chance to dip deeper into an authentic Namibian farmlife. During your stay you will become part of the family and we hope you will gain a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    As a workawayer on a German-Namibian farm you will get in touch with a lot of different cultures. We love the country with it's different cultures, fascinating wildlife and unique vegetation. All of our employees are locals from the nearest town. You will definitely get the chance to interact with new cultures.

  • Help


    We are looking for help with our daily farm life tasks on the farm (e.g. small maintenance work), in our garden (e.g. watering plants) and with the visitors staying on our farm. For us it is very important that you are flexible with tasks because life on a farm is changing every day. We would also be very happy if you assist us with homeschooling our children, doing shopping for the farmhouse and the lodge, training the horses if you like, etc.
    Since we run a guest farm we might also ask you to welcome and greet our guest, show them around at our premisses and assist the employees at the lodge in terms of guest & service requests, e.g. explaining activities, answering questions, etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We will provide you a room with shared bathrooms with max. 2 other volunteers right next to the lodge. You are welcome to use the kitchen in the lodge. When Anna, our chef, is cooking for our guests you are also invited to help yourself from the buffet. Otherwise you will get a weekly budget to provide yourself with groceries. Usually interns, Au Pairs, volunteers, etc. are cooking and baking together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is necessary to have a valid drivers license as you need to be able to drive to the nearest town and to drive around on the farm. We will provide you with a car for these tasks.
    We ask for a min. stay of 3 months or longer.
    In your free time you are more than welcome to visit the sights around. Sossusvlei is only 180km away from the farm. But here you will need your own transport, as we do not have vehicles available for renting.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 368387535592