We are a married couple in our late 60s and we work together in our own small consultancy practice.
We have two children, both in their mid-30s, a son and daughter.
Our son is married and he and his wife own a very popular backpacker lodge in a beautiful coastal setting, about 450km [4-to-5 hours' drive] away.
Our daughter is unmarried - although she has a 3-year-old daughter - who persistently works abroad, as a teacher.
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
From us you will learn English and you will not be discouraged from interfacing with other South African cultural groups and taking part in their activities.
We need a more youthful presence in our home, providing companionship, a little household maintenance and general TLC to our house, befriending our Labrador, help with computers and TVs, and so on.
You will be welcomed to accompany us on outings to beauty spots and to cultural and social events.
[Please be assured that there will be no pressure to achieve deadlines; just your friendly presence in our home will be adequate, whilst we continue our business].
We have a large two-storey house adjacent to the ocean and 100 metres from a safe, sandy bathing beach, alongside some popular fishing spots.
You will have your own bedroom overlooking the ocean.
Alternatively, if you prefer, you will have your own separate bedsit alongside our 9m long outdoor swimming pool.
Please google Gonubie, East London and the Wild Coast to see how many amazing local sights there are here.
Public transport is, however, a problem although there are several low-cost minibus taxis [mainly used by the lower-income groups] available at stops > 1km away from our house.
There are several pubs and restaurants and two shopping centres within 5km.
The main beach - about 7km away - is very popular for surfers.
We have been hosting travellers for many years and became, by far, the most popular hosts in our city.
We are easy-going and open/youthfully-minded.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week