Farm stay in the Drakensberg of South Africa

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a horse , crop and olive farm in the Central Drakensberg of South Africa. We organize also overnight hiking trails in the mountains. Looking for volunteers to help with the outrides , grooming and all the activities around the horses .

    We started an olive orchard and if you are interested you can help there too.
    We are establishing a birding trail which you could help maintaining if you are not a horse rider.

    We help sometimes with Ezemvelo, in the national park, removing alien plants, repairing trails,....
    There is a small cheese factory on the farm, a vegetable garden, wood fired oven to make pizza,....,....

    We have horse trails on a daily basis. There are around 20 horses of different breeds, Basutho, Australian stock horses Boerperd, Percherons, Arabs,....
    We have 3 young horses who need to be trained for riding and farm work.

    Minimum stay is one month. You can stay in a cosy garden house with shower, bathroom and toilet . We will provide free board and lodging. Meals will be shared with the hosts.
    There is limited WIFI and internet available.

    The farm is bordering the Ukhalamba World Heritage site and quite remote.

    You must be sporty, love horses, animals and nature…..

    There will be plenty of time and opportunity for horse riding overnight hiking and other activities if you stay for longer periods.


    Our guests speak mostly English, so you must be able to communicate with them, but we speak also French, Dutch, German and some Spanish.

    We will pick you up at a Baz Bus drop of or help you organize transport to the farm.

    Contact me if you are interested or need more info..
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    Don't always expect immediate replies as I am sometimes out guiding for several days..

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is quite a remote place in rural South Africa, so you can experience our way of live on a horse farm.

  • Help

    Help

    Mostly helping out with the horses, grooming, feeding and guiding outrides. But sometimes some maintenance work on the farm. If we have guided hikes you can help preparing and joining the group.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Dutch, German and basic Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A cosy garden cottage with 2 bunkbeds, shower, and toilet

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go hiking, cycling or mountain biking. There are some game farms in the area. The famous Drakensberg Boys choir is close by.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Cathkin Peak 3.450 m in winter
My house and volunteers house on the right
Top of a mountain pass.
On the way down from Grays pass
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