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Experience life on our beautiful farm and help with the veggie garden and animals in Heilbron, South Africa

  • South Africa
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  • Last activity: 21 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    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

    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

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    Dutch: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    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 ...

    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

    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

    We are on a farm and have ample space for a camper.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 917155927934



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