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  • Description


    Do you want to explore our beautiful valley in The Central Drakensberg?

    Come and get involved at our family run hotel. Travellers would get to know the whole family and would be invited along to social, cultural and sporting events we attend. The local community are also friendly and welcoming.

    I (James), work on superyachts, as do a couple of my siblings, one of which is a Captain and the other a commercial helicopter Pilot. We all come and go to the Valley.

    We currently employ around 35 locally paid staff in the various departments, such as: reception, reservations, food & beverage (kitchen staff, waiters, barmen), housekeeping, maintenance, grounds, bowls, etc.

    You would not be required to stand in for any positions, however, you may end up working alongside a few of our staff.

    We are a prominent hotel in the valley and our clientele vary; from members of the local community, international tourists, families with young children; to the bowling, trail running and mountain biking communities. We regularly host guest speakers, events etc.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You would have the opportunity to experience this culturally diverse UNESCO World Heritage sight and get to interact with n to only our family, but members of the local community as well. The place is quiet and surrounded by wildlife.

    Travellers would gain myriad new skills, hospitality experience, as well as get to experience life in The Berg!

    This could be an ideal opportunity to get away from the city, disconnect, reset the mind and enjoy the peace & quiet.

    There is so much to do on the property and locally, such as: hiking, trail running (for days); you could go biking, horse riding, fishing, play golf, visit the bird of prey rehabilitation centre (Falcon Ridge), Reptile centre, go for a Canopy Tour, check out the internationally acclaimed Boys Choir, go for a Scootour, Battlefields tour, Bushman Paintings tour, etc.

    Just up the road is a bakery, brewery, chocolate factory, cheese factory, rug factory, a plethora of hotels & so much more.

    If you are into bucket list type activities; there are mountains to climb/soar (helicopter, balloon, glider) from the airfield a short walk away.

    As I mentioned before, we are a bowls (Lawn Bowls) destination with three championship greens, resident (former) Protea coach and our very own club. We meet for "Tabs-in" every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 09h00. Workawayers are encouraged to join in, beginners welcome!

    In addition to everything mentioned above; travellers would have the opportunity to learn Zulu, demonstrate their work ethic, gain hospitality experience, improve their practical skills, have the freedom (and time) to pursue whatever interests them nearby and of course, be welcomed into the family. My mother, Shelley and I would host Workawayers, but they would get to know the entire family and would be invited along to social, cultural and sporting events we attend. The local community are also friendly & welcoming. Thank you for looking over our profile, we look forward to hearing from you:)

  • Aide


    We run a charming family run hotel located in the beautiful Central Drakensberg.
    We are the oldest hotel in the area (so as you can imagine, there is always maintenance to be done).

    The hotel is safe & secure; 20 minutes from town (Winterton); and surrounded by touristic activities in the mountains.

    We are a bowls destination; with three championship greens. Our resident Greenskeeper is a former Protea Coach.
    If you would like to learn the sport or improve your game, please join us for "Tabs-In" every Wed. & Sat. at 09h00.

    We have various projects on the go around the hotel/on the estate; as well as a wish-list of projects to get to...

    We are looking for somebody (or couple), who are keen to get involved, uplift the hotel & contribute something positive.

    We will discuss with individual Workawayers how they would like to get involved and assign projects accordingly.
    Ideally, we are looking for 'self-starters'; who enthusiastically take charge of their own project(s) and leave their mark:)

    Artists welcome! If you are a musician; you are more than welcome to bring your amp./instrument, and busk in the bar.
    You could create something, we have myriad paint projects to get to, or you could just leave us a nice mural (",)

    Here is a 'Wish-List' of projects we'd like to get to:

    - Trail maintenance, setting up new trails (Lover's Lane along river), as well as mapping out the trails on the property.
    - Building us a treehouse, Bird Blind (for birdwatching), or something equally as cool.
    - Designing new gardens and features, creating a space for yoga classes, meditation etc. (Instructor's welcome)
    - Creating a "Kiddies/Entertainment" program (seasonal) (Bridge, Bingo, Poker, arts & crafts, tractor rides, etc.).
    - Maintenance projects (building, renovating, painting, varnishing, organising workshops, etc.)
    - Eradicating alien plants, and manicuring the trees on the property.
    - Improving The Workawayer Digs/staff accommodation; building little fences, adding gardens etc.
    - Set up a veggie garden/greenhouse (monkey proof) to supply fresh produce for the hotel/staff/local community.

    If you have special skills or just a great work ethic and would like to get involved, then please do get in touch!

  • Langues parlées

    Afrikaans: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Zulu: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    We would put you up in your own, private (couple's sharing) fully furnished, en suite room on the property.

    You would be provided with a cooked breakfast and dinner from the hotel. Lunch is not included, however, there is an á la carte menu for purchasing lunches, or you could do your own thing (fridges & facilities available).

    You would be invited for the occasional dinner with the family, staff braai, and encouraged to try out other local spots.

    We have gardens, walking trails, cycling trails, river frontage (entire boundary), a pool, tennis courts, bowling greens, gym, (cash) bar, vending machines (cigarettes & snacks), pool table, Billiard Room, dartboard, volleyball court, WIFI, books, lounges, piano, fireplaces, etc. You would be welcome to make use all of the facilities on the property.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We could arrange a pickup/dropoff from a nearby city/bus terminal.

    Locally there is a minibus taxi service. There is always somebody going into town, but preference will be given to travellers with their own transport, which would allow them to fully capitalise on everything the area has on offer.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Good WIFI around the hotel and a few nice spots to work comfortably in the lounges, quiet tables in the gardens, etc.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week (Flexible)

N° de référence hôte : 889219442368

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