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Come and enjoy the coastal and bush areas around Grahamstown, South Africa

  • South Africa
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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023




  • Description


    I am 47 years old, mother of two adult children. We live in the Eastern Cape, my work is full time, though flexible, in a real estate business. I enjoy reading, art, cooking, hiking and sport, particularly tennis.

    I have attempted to learn Spanish a few times, but have little practice and loose the language again very quickly.

    Primarily, my needs are language practice, but I would like help gardening and maintenance.

    I prefer to have people who can speak a little English as my Spanish is not that good yet!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are many areas of the Eastern Cape to explore. Beaches and game reserves are a must visit. You will improve your English and make new friends.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Language practice, some cooking and shopping, help in the garden, walking the dog.

    If a couple or person with building experience are volunteering then handyman projects and maintenance would be much appreciated.

    Breakfast and at least one other meal per day provided. I would love you to cook occasionally and teach me about your traditional dishes or simply share your favorites with us.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Xhosa: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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


    Bedroom in my home and a private bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The city we live in is 130km from Port Elizabeth, 40 km from the beach and we are close to game reserves. There is no public transport, so you will need to hire a car for excursions. Shuttles from Port Elizabeth airport are readily available.

  • 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

    uncapped wifi connection in my home with a table for your to work at.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Secure off street parking for one vehicle

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    2 - 4 hours

Host ref number: 479513771589

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