Organic homestead, help with maintenance in the Langeberg Mountains, South Africa

  • Sudáfrica
  • 15 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 2 oct 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    Our half an acre organic homestead has the most breathtaking view of the Langeberg Mountains. Mark and I found this idyllic spot in August 2004 and we both knew immediately that this was a place where we could both enjoy living, growing our own fruit & nut trees and vegetables and create a inviting space where others could visit and share in the tranquility, fresh air and natural vistas. We encourage our visitors to chat with the local Suurbraak community, adventure in the mountains, swim in rivers and feel the heartbeat of the land. We hope your time spent here will be rewarding and as you leave, your body, mind and spirit will feel energized and at peace.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
  • 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

    Living in !Xairu (a place of paradise): this beautifully situated village, sheltered by giant oaks, was formerly known as Zuurbraak and lies at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, on the southern end of the Tradouw Pass.

    The mountains are rich in fynbos and bird life and cattle paths act as mountain trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and bird-watchers alike. I am an avid bird watcher, and snake protector and I love sharing my enthusiasm for birds and snakes.

    The isolation of Suurbraak is one of its charms but this sheer lack of opportunity has forced the youth to seek employment elsewhere and has limited the financial resources of the people, both young and old. Many still cook on wood stoves and the people live close to the land using farming methods that belong to the past. The smaller farms are still ploughed using horse drawn ploughs. Agricultural work is often done manually with most households owning at least one cow and a few donkeys or horses. Donkey and horse-drawn carts are often seen in the streets.
    I have some wonderful connections with the local people and would be happy to facilitate your meeting and chatting with them, should you require.

    Mat making, hide curing and blacksmithing have all sadly died out, as has candle and soap making. Furniture making, however, and in particular chairs and the traditional methods of bodging, has remained. Garden furniture and crafts are also fashioned from alien vegetation.

    Guided village and mountain walking tours are offered, while horse riding and cart rides remind the visitor that time has stood still at Suurbraak. There are basic barbeque facilities alongside the river with spectacular pools.

    Suurbraak is close to Barrydale, Swellendam, Heidelberg and wonderful Cape Nature Reserves of De Hop and Grootvadersbosch.

    We often go for hikes up the mountain with our beloved dogs and you would be welcome to join us.
    We go into Swellendam to shop, if you require to join us you would be welcome.
    There are various gatherings within the village which you would be welcome to join too.

  • Ayuda


    We would require 15 hrs per week of your youthful energy - to assist us in, for example, mending fences, keeping the compost watered, feeding the chickens, planting seeds in seed trays in Spring and Autumn, planting out strong seedlings into the spiral garden, assisting in pruning activities and general gardening.
    We would meet and discuss what is required and having you put in the hours during the weekdays means you have your weekends free to explore the surrounding areas.
    We would feed you substantial, healthy dinners three evenings of the week.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Large open plan space - two three quarter beds, lounge area, library, kitted out kitchen with all necessary equipment for storing and cooking food, outside bathroom with toilet and solar shower area.

  • Algo más...

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    If this is the first time traveling to Suurbraak, some ideas; The Buffeljags riverside is at the bottom of our garden if you wish to take a dip, weather permitting! There are fabulous trails in the Langeberg mountains above our home. Witsands Beach is a 50 minute drive away, Grootvadersbosch forest, less than 20mins and Barrydale and Swellendam, the third oldest colonial town in South Africa, are also quick drives (20mins)

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    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

    We have decent wifi. I run meetings and classes on zoom, teams etc

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 967666559193


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