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We are a family of four living on our farm. Me (Wilna) turning 60 but the spirit of a 30 year old, my husband (Wouter) is 68, who is patient and kind. We both still enjoy working hard on our farm. Our son and his wife live on the same property (Fritz and Nicolene). Nicolene works in the town nearby and Fritz mostly runs the day to day oppperations on the farm.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Staying with us travelers will experience what farmlife if like in South Africa, you will get some first hand experience dealing with all kinds of animals. Wilna (an ex-techear) will also be glad to teach you sokme Afrikaans, or South African history.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We live on a beautiful farm outside a small town called Heilbron, in the Freestate. Where an extra pair of hands is always welcome. On our farm, we love to garden (including our veggie garden), we have a lovely venue where we cater for weddings and all kinds of functions. We are home to eight dogs, and five cats ( who are all part of the family). We would love to welcome you into our home.
You have a choice of staying in the main house with us, or in a cottage called "Meerkat-Gat" which is on the same property but separate from us.
What else ...
Our farm is about 150km from Johannesburg, where travelers usually arrive, we will be more than happy to share all the local attractions with our guests. You might also have the opportunity to join us when we visit our Game farm in the greater Kruger.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
We are on a farm and have ample space for a camper.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Max 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week