Help at our horse ranch and guest house in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa


South Africa

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    Horse Ranch in South Africa in Plettenberg Bay. Work and enjoy our beautiful Horses and Country Guest House.

    Michiel and myself ( Bettina) came to live permanently in Plettenberg Bay almost 8 years ago. Plettenberg Bay is a stunning place to be! We believe God has given us a second chance in life, giving us this beautiful place.We worked extremely hard to get the establishment to where it is today. We pretty much started from nothing. There were no fences, or paddocks, nor any grass for the horses, no Guesthouse, no Lodge, no restaurant, just our house and the garages. The hard work and dedication has paid off. Our standard is high and we give our best.
    We love to make people/ guests/ volunteers/ walk inns part of the family and enjoy a special experience here.
    We are extremely happy when our guests /tourists are happy too!

    Our dogs and horses are very special to us. They play a major part in everything we do .They have contributed a LOT in making guests/ tourists comfortable.
    Sharing this beautiful place with others is our passion.
    And lots of people have loved it here!

    Our passion is to take the horses out on an outride through the nature reserve (Robberg COASTAL Corridor) and fynbos area overlooking the magnificent coastline and ocean. Absolutely stunning and breath taking.
    Our horses stay out in the field all year round. We do clean the fields and pick up manure to make wonderful compost.
    We also have a Horse and Carriage and love taking guests on a special , leisurely trip to a stunning view point, offering them either a brunch for a morning trip or cheese and wine for a sundowner experience.

    The beaches are only 9 km from our farm and Plettenberg Bay is very famous for its beautiful beaches. There are excellent hiking trails and MTB trails at our door step.

    There is a lot to do in our area and no dull moment.

    Michiel is a farmer at heart and farmed for many years in Potchefstroom. He is extremely creative and talented and always has new ideas of improving the estate.
    Bettina was brought up in Johannesburg, lived 10 years in the Natal Midlands.

    Our children have all left home and are living mostly overseas at the moment.

    Our home language is English. We also speak Afrikaans and German.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Volunteer will experience farm life. Practice English and Afrikaans, our main languages here.
    Our diversity of guests and staff. Interaction with our staff who are either local or from Zimbabwe and Malawi.

  • Help


    The volunteer should have a passion for caring and working with animals ,MUST have good riding skills and horse husbandry.

    Also be able to inter act positively with guests from all over the world with helping in and around the Guest House , Restaurant and ranch.
    Should love being in the country side surrounded by nature and the sea.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The volunteer would stay in a double en suite Room in the Guest House if there is availability. Or in the Main House spare Bedroom en suite in the Main House, or at staff quarters with a bathroom around the corner. Depending on the availability at the time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As mentioned there is lots to do in this area. Sky diving is the closest activity to us. Hiking paths directly from our property.Whale watching and Dolphin Tours, Swimming with the seals, Kayaking with the dolphins, surfing school, Bungy Jumping at the Bloukrans Bridge ( about 45 minutes from us) Town, shops about 9 km from us.

    We often offer lifts to town but mini bus taxis can be taken too.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    various max 25 hours a week

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Host ref number: 579215845899