Our farm is situated in the enchanting Champagne valley of the central Drakensberg, just below the three highest peaks in South Africa. This is a rural area, very quiet and relaxing.
The farm is centered on the main guest-house which includes the following: kitchen; dining room; bar; patio; verandah and reception. At present there are 16 chalets or units for our guests, both thatched single and double-storey as well as renovated tin-roofed units.
As a volunteer you will be working alongside a variety of staff, many of them originating from the local Zulu community. They work in housekeeping, in the kitchen, laundry, maintenance as well as on service within the guest-house. If you are looking for cultural interaction you will find it here!
Most of our guests are Europeans: Germans, Dutch and British, as well as domestic South African tourists.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
As I was fulling this in I came to this question and i had to ask myself, what did I get from my time being a Volunteer here and the friends I have made while I was working here - hosting and managing the volunteers.
I have to say that after your time here is done and it has been some time since, you wont really remember what you did, but you will forever remember the people and the fun times you had here. I can honestly say this... once you come to us you become family and you will always remain family. This is how I have Benefited from my time here.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We are currently looking for self-motivated volunteers, positively minded, for a minimum stay of 3 weeks. 2 weeks could be arranged, for the right helper.
If hospitality, food and beverage or gardening/farming is your field, or even better your passion, we surely would like to hear from you. We are also looking for people with practical DIY skills.
There are a variety of tasks to do around the farm and in the Guesthouse. On the service side of things:
All of our guests take breakfast in the dining room and dinner is an optional extra. We ask our volunteers to help either with front-of-house service or in the kitchen with food prep and during meal times in the restaurant. The style of service is informal but we expect volunteers to be polite and helpful to our guests when it is required.
Gardening and construction:
There's lots of work to be done on the property. The maintenance team can often do with a knowledgeable pair of hands. The gardeners could also do with assistance and supervision. If you have some experience of landscaping that would be great as well - Note that we do not pay salaries to Volunteers, however, there is money to be made! Help in the Restaurant and earn tips! Give our guests a time to remember, and they will always pay it forward, we also provide our Volunteers with free accommodation and Meals for the duration of their time here.
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
Our volunteer accommodation is two small en-suite cottages for singles or couples. Wi-Fi is available in and around the guesthouse. Your meals will be taken in the guest house.
The farm boasts a dam for fishing and swimming, as well as a variety of walking areas, including a hilltop from which dramatic sunsets can be enjoyed.
The Champagne Valley and the Central Drakensberg region are rich in various hiking and adventure activities supplemented by some splendid scenery.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Dependent on the season, busy - 6 to 8 hours per day, Low - 4 to 6 hours per day with days off.