Help out at our food forest in Matebeleng Village, Kgatleng, Botswana

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  • Última actividad: 10 may 2024



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  • Descripción


    We have a small plot in Matebeleng village in Botswana. It is situated 30km from the capital, Gaborone. We have over 50 indigenous fruit trees, plus many exotic fruit trees too - a miniature jungle - which needs some daily maintenance, plus we have quite a few rescued resident animals that need some love and attention: 12 cats, 5 dogs, chickens and fish.

    There are a few other wild creatures that live here, such as mongeese, monitor lizards, terrapins, and other small mammals, plus a few snakes, scorpions, frogs and spiders. We love our insects and try not to use any pesticides, and guests would have to be comfortable with that sort of 'jungly' environment.

    It is very easy to access public transport from our plot, as we are a couple of hundred metres from the main T junction into the village where combis pass daily. We will pick you up from Gaborone, and some days we travel to the city where you'd be welcome to catch a lift with us.

    Volunteers are only expected to work four-five hour days, with the weekends free to adventure about. Basic food supplies are available. It would only be suitable for vegan, vegetarian or pescatarians.

    Weather can be very extreme here, in Summer it is blazing, sometimes up to and over 40 degrees, whereas in Winter it can be freezing. The best time to visit in our opinion is April May, but every month is different.

    We are very nature-oriented - living in our wilderness means treating all creatures kindly, including the plants. As the conditions are quite rustic this would only suit those able to entertain themselves, and those not scared of a few wild animals.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The village is located in the Kgatleng district, there is plenty to see and learn from local villagers. Volunteers can also learn about the amazing Indigenous food plants and medicinal plants that grow in this area if they are interested.

  • Ayuda


    Watering plants - when it gets very hot we need some extra irrigation done, plus filling up fish ponds
    Feeding and caring for our animals - feeding chickens, cats, dogs and fish and cleaning their areas
    General upgrading of our yard is always happening, so any building, fencing, or other skills are welcome
    Harvesting fruits when in season

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Setswana: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante
    Northern Ndebele: Principiante
    Portugués: Principiante
    Shona: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    Currently in a very rustic room, with a bucket shower and private toilet. Volunteers would need to share, or they can camp nearby if they choose - a tent can be provided. Tents come with a blow-up mattress. Cooking is done in a communal kitchen.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There are a few spectacular wildlife game reserves nearby - Khutse Game Reserve; Central Kalahari Game Reserve - here you can see Lion, Leopard, occasionally Elephants, lots of different antelope, and incredible scenery, The stars at night are absolutely incredible. A visit to Gaborone the Capital city which is only a half hour drive from the plot. Laze about in hammocks and read books, and swim in our miniature plunge pool.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    There is a decent wifi connection

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 245636176665

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