Country vibes close to Cape Town, South Africa


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    Hello Volunteers, fun folk and coulourful peoples of the world!

    We are in the picturesque village of Greyton, in the Overberg region of Western Cape Province, South Africa. Greyton is about 1.5 hours away from Cape Town CBD, and can be reached via a bus to Caledon and a lift from there.

    We are basing ourselves here for the next three months, possibly longer, to reconnect with the country energy and put our energy back into our plot of land.

    We are mama, papa, two beautiful bright boys of 6 and 3, who are mostly unschooled and wild homegrown types. and our two blessed hounds Balloo and Willow.

    We are looking for skills including carpentry, natural building, music, languages, cleaning, Waldorf inspired education, magic.

    We aspire to start growing gourmet mushrooms again.

    We believe strongly that food is our medicine and so eat consciously as possible, and are attempting to develop our own vegetable garden, and also extend our local organic farmers contacts so that all our needs are met as locally as possible.

    Our volunteers accommodation is a self contained room adjoining the main house, you can expect to share one meal together a day, and help yourselves to what we offer for the other meals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    improve english speaking skills, learn new skills like cooking and mushroom cultivation, explore, enjoy and live in one of Cape Towns most beautiful unspoiled areas right next door to a national park. Live music from top South African bands over the weekends at our restaurant

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    we are an expanding family living in a very beautiful area of Cape Town, South Africa. We own and run a restaurant in our village Scarborough, and are busy setting up a new community based gourmet mushroom growing project in an underprivileged area.

    We are needing help with our young son Sam, occasional help in the house, light tidying up and cooking and with the mushroom projects. The work will vary from day to day, sometimes taking Sam on adventures to the dam, walking, beach, surfing, skating or playing soccer. it may be helping to do the dishes or cook a meal. or learning how to grow exotic gourmet mushrooms. you will need to be very patient and fun with children.

    No experience needed, more the right attitude and personality.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: 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


    small wooden cottage in the garden, it will give you privacy and allow you some space to cook by yourself or have friends over

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our village is surrounded by attractions thats thousands of people come to visit each year. Simons Town and the Cape penguins are around the corner, Cape Nature reserve lies next to our village. Kalk Bay and Cape Town are short train trips away. worlds top kite surfing and surfing spots. Nature hikes

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 794427983192