Lodge and farm in the Southern Drakensberg, South Africa


África do Sul

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  • Descrição


    Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, is our backpackers lodge. It is at the heart of our 1000 hectare working farm.

    It was founded by wild adventurer Steve Black and is a family run establishment. It borders the stunning Mkhomazi Wilderness area and is a great base for athletes and adventurers with easy access to over 180km of cycling trails, running trails and endless hikes.

    Besides our backpackers lodge and campsite we're also the largest horse trail specialists in the area. Other activities include hiking and tubing down the river.

    As a working farm there's always lots of work to be done from taking care of new born animals to towing guests out of muddy fields in the middle of the night. During down time it is perfect for appreciating the mountains, from the rolling hills to the untouched mountain streams and natural pools running through the farm.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Get to know our amazing South African and Sotho staff while you learn a few words of Afrikaans, Zulu or Sotho along with some of the many diverse cultures in South Africa. You can learn to ride a horse, and basic horse care as well as the basics of running a farm/lodge, gardening and maintenance. Besides learning on the job, our backpackers attracts interesting people from all over the world who might teach you new languages and inspire your next travel destination.

  • Ajuda


    We are looking for energetic volunteers that enjoy the outdoors. Because of the nature of our farm, we are looking for volunteers who are 25 years old and older. You'll need to be a social person who enjoys entertaining guests, being a helping hand, providing info and helping with activities. Tubing, horse riding and hiking are the main activities that we offer and so you'll be giving introductions, helping guests sign indemnities and preparing lunches and gear.

    We're a working farm, so you will need to be animal orientated, strong and able bodied. Because we are a farm as well as a lodge, your duties will include a variety of tasks, from helping with the house keeping to landscaping and various farm work. We are looking for well rounded volunteers who are flexible as each day will be different.

    We do offer meals to guests at our backpackers lodge, so serving meals and tidying up for breakfasts and dinners is also part of the job. You may be asked to cook as well, so cooking skills are a plus. Other than that we like volunteers to take on a project and leave their mark - this depends on what the individual skills of the volunteer are: whether it's training a horse, caring for our gardens, wood working or capturing content for our social media channels.

    During our busy times volunteering can be challenging as farming and hospitality both have their own challenges, but the interesting people, stunning scenery and memorable nights make up for it. Stargazing, morning swims, horse riding and hiking are highly recommended as activities for your time off.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    Our volunteers rooms are in the backpackers lodge, and are shared. You also have the opportunity to borrow a tent and set up in our campsite. You will have easy access to Wi-Fi and food will be provided as well.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The farm itself is in a stunning location, with natural pools to swim in, waterfalls to jump from, incredible stargazing, mountain biking, fishing, tubing and hiking all a short walk from your accommodation.

    The Drakensberg is a popular tourist destination and so resorts (with golfing, paddling, ziplines and archery), world heritage sights and restaurants are a short drive away.

    On your day off you might want to journey up the famous Sani Pass or attempt to scale Rhino Peak. Most volunteers also opt to join in on a full day horse ride, go tubing or get lost in the mountains in search of Eland, baboons, endangered bird species or flowers.

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    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We don't recommend campervans over 3.5 m tall.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    MAXIMUM 25 hours a week - 5 days on, 2 full days off

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.6)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.4)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 133813786841