A preferred stay of about 2 - 3 months is recommended. Solo travelers only due to sleeping situation.
We are a nature lodge situated next to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The wildlife roams free and there are fantastic hiking trails through the park. Animals are often found grazing outside our fence. We regularly see small herds of Zebra, Giraffe and Impala, and we have a family of Kudu that can be seen roaming the grounds. Our area is really safe and it's a great place for experiencing Africa at it's best.
Our accommodation includes a 12 sleeper mixed dorm, 3 family rooms, 2 twin rooms, 6 double rooms and 1 tent. We have a BBQ area overlooking a waterhole and feeding troughs where the animals are regular visitors in the early mornings & late afternoons. Our kitchen is fully equipped and we offer meals which our guests are welcome to purchase.
Our aim at the lodge is to facilitate an atmosphere of relaxation and peacefulness while learning about the natural area and the animals we share our beautiful space with.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Staying with us will give you a great chance to see the best that South Africa has to offer in terms of our natural wildlife. Excursions into The Kruger National Park and our neighboring countries are easily available.
Our conservation area has it's own private game reserve that can be visited. The Kruger National Park is a 25 minute drive away.
Mozambique border is less than 30km away and Maputo (Mozambique capital) is 127km (2.2hours) and has great cultural offering and a stunning beach.
You also have the opportunity to go and stay at our sister hostel in Johannesburg.
Our biggest need is for help with our guests, giving them information, welcoming them and getting them settled. Someone who has great social skills who enjoys interacting with others and makes people feel welcome, as well as someone who has an interest in nature and wildlife will do very well here.
High level of English is required and the ability to read, write a speak comfortably is a must - unfortunately this might not be the best place for you to improve your English.
Our workawayers will be given a single bed in our mixed dorm which is well ventilated and has great natural light. Breakfast, and a good WiFi connection is included. You can make your own meals, or join in communal meals where we share costs.
All our workawayers will be required to help where needed, such as assisting guests, and help in the kitchen. A passion for food would be a huge benefit.
You will be expected to work a maximum of 25 hours a week. You will get enough time to see the local area and take part in amazing experiences that Mpumalanga province has to offer.
There are shops nearby but we make weekly trips into the nearest town for regular groceries.
Our closest international airport is O.R Tambo in Johannesburg and you will need to pay for all transport yourself.
We are a fun, hardworking group of people who really enjoy what we do. We treat our guests as family and our mission is to do everything we can to make them feel at home. We'd love you to bring your own personality to add and to make the experiences our guests have as special as possible. Life here starts early and we make the most of every day!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 6 hours a day, 4 days a week