Come and help at a plant nursery near Kruger National Park in White River, South Africa

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Government has relaxed South Africa’s level 1 lockdown rules around international travel from 11 November 2020, allowing visitors from any country provided they follow health and safety guidelines and the presentation of a negative Covid-19 certificate

    We are wholesale growers for the plant nursery industry located in the pictures Lowveld area situated next to the Kruger National Park. Anja my girlfriend and I live and work on a small family farm close to White River Mpumalanga , I have 4 big Dobermans and a cat that lives in the house with me so you will have to be comfortable with close contact with them but not to worry you won't have to share a room with them ,We are constantly upgrading and expanding our nursery and various other jobs are available. If you love plants and getting your hands dirty and a bronze tan then this is the workaway position for you. Please note that most of the chores are outdoors and in the sun ,if you have a sensitive skin please come with waterproof sunscreen ,we only have mild winters and you will still get sunburned this time of the year! We are also in the early stages of creating a permiculture area and would like to have some volunteers with some experience and or intrested in this field to help achieve this project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a great deal about propagation ,cultivation of plants while being outdoors in a very beutiful area in south africa. If I can give potential workawayers some advice is to start with a host close to home to get some experience with the whole concept of workaway and then building on some good references

  • Help

    Help

    Description of help- volunteers will assist planting cuttings and seeds , the planting of various types of plants from seedling size into bags and pots , they will assist in fertilising of plants , maintenance on irrigation systems ,general maintenance and construction of nursery. There is 20 active beehives that needs constant maintenance so if you have experience and knowledge in this field we would appreciate your assistance. We have a lot of other projects pending the right volunteer so if none of the above is what you are looking for let us know and we can discus other projects that you might be intrested in. We also trying hard to recycle everything left over from 6 families on the farm ,a good cause that i think should be nr 1 priority on this PLANET for every individual .If you are under the age of 26 years and or have no references on your profile send link to your Facebook page with your request to volunteer in your message.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Xhosa: Intermediate
    Zulu: Intermediate
    Dutch: 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

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is on the farm where the nursery is located next to a river . You will have a shared room with bathroom hot water and electricity with wifi , we have a maid taking care of the cleaning , washing of clothes and tiding up. You will need to help with preparing the food that I will provide. There's is no maid on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays and cleaning will be required by yourselves. If you like peace and quiet except for the frogs and bird noise then you will enjoy your stay on this farm maybe even spot the Hippo in the river.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Take travel insurance when traveling to Africa its not called a 3rd world country for no reason. The Lowveld area is well known for its beutiful landscapes and the world famous Kruger national park being close by ,there's some really nice hiking trails and waterfalls, botanical garden , historical towns and fishing on the propery. There is various ways of local transport to most of the places in the lowveld area , collecting and dropping you of for your stay will be arranged in the Nelspruit and White River area. I highly recommend Lowveld Link Travel for means of transport direct from O.R. Thambo International airport to Whiteriver

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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