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𝐖𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟑+ 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 ( 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥 ) 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝟐𝟑+ 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬.
Our farm is a 6200 hectare game lodge in Namibia located just outside a very small town, Otavi. The beautiful mountains and savannah-grasslands are home to a big number of wildlife Including Giraffes, Zebras, Waterbuck, Elands, Leopards and Cheetahs to only mention a few. We offer many activities like game drives, hikes and also horse riding adventures. We have 10 beautiful horses roaming free on our farm so they are not always here. Furthermore, we are only a 1.5 hour drive away from the popular Etosha National Park.
The ranch is currently being run by a german-speaking family, currently in it’s 5th generation.
We have about 20 staff members on the farm with different roles from kitchen to garden and even some field work, in which everyone is always happy to help in every department. We also have our very own garage/workshop where all our vehicles are serviced and repaired.
And yes we are a very hard working ranch therefor we love somebody that is not afraid of hard work, long days or long working hours ,totally easy going and not complicated at all. Be part part of getting your hands dirty in our every day African working day which is an adventure and for those who love being active and alive.
Volunteers are only temporary visitors to our Lodge, and we value our staff members very highly and expect everybody to treat all our staff members with the same dignity & respect as you yourself would like to be treated. Our staff rules apply to our volunteers as well.
Our farm has a wide range of Free Roaming animals, and it is not in our nature to keep any of these animals in cages or any sort of captive animals, not only just wild animals and horses but chickens, ducks, geese, cats, dogs even some tame wild animals like an Eland and lots of ostriches ect.
We also have our own self-sufficient garden, which we call our big oasis.
Our main food in Namibia is meat, and we, as Namibians, have the love of consuming meat on a daily basis. We have our own butcher where we produce our meat. We prefer quality to quantity and do not believe in any unnecessary hunting or killing. You would like to get to know our culture? Our culture does 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗴𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻.
We also do support charity work, and it is expected of our volunteers to also be able to assist in any charity work available.
We only accept volunteers that do already got at least 3+ years of full working experiences in our required departments ( studying is not incl ) therefor your age must be 23+ years.
We do a probation period of 7 days to see if our chemistry is right and if you are a real match with us, we definitely hope so :)
Prática de idiomas
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Ajuda em fazenda
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda com computadores/internet
• Horseback Riding among wildlife
• Learn about our daily African routine
• experiencing outdoor adventures
• have the opportunity to take part in all other jobs / activities
• social responsibility projects
•All activities are free for volunteers if time is available ( only on the lodge, not the day visit trips like wine tasting ect)
• Interest in learning African wildlife also available
• learn new languages/ new cultured people
• Lodge facilitates are available for volunteers
• hiking trips in our mysterious mountains
** 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙑𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 able to help in the lodge area from Jan -March **
We are looking for hardworking, self-sufficient with a mindset where you are able to put your heart into work.
𝗛𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 (𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀)
-training ( Dressage, Jumping, Lounging )
- Horse stable cleaning
-Horse health care
- Preparing horses for the booked safaris
- backup rider for horse safari guiding with guests ( you may join if there is a horse open or the back- up rider )
We have got a round-pen and an small Arena ( 20+ 40 m ) also a few jumps for some fun of course.
Hope you are ready to get your hands dirty as we got a lovely To - Do LIST.
There will a lot time spending in the stable with training and cleaning.
that means it will not be only Horse riding or only outrides in the Bush all the time.. Its a workaway :)
Please note: Bring along your own riding cloths and Helmet
Horse stable Team:
1. Horse stable owner / Main Guide is responsible for Safari rides( not always around as she is part in other departments as welll)
2. 2 x Volunteers ( Trainers, back up rider and cleaners )
3. Extra Cleaner / Helper only occasionally
• 𝗟𝗼𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 (𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱)
-many more spontaneous tasks
Please note : when working in the lodge you require proper clothing ( hospitality working uniform )
• 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 ( 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 )
- plant care
• 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲/𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽/𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 ( 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 )
-repairing cars or machines
- general farm check like fencing and wild animals
-maintenance of lodge and around
𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀/𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆/ 𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴/ 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴
-Support our Marketing team with their requirements
You can choose one specific option, let us know what you would like to do, and add your previous job references.
We expect hard work and full hours of work with effort.
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The kitchen provide meals on a daily basis for everyone, that means our kitchen is cooking one big pot for everyone.
You would like to get to know our culture? Our culture does not go with Vegan or Vegetarian.. Namibia is blessed with all the healthy organic meat.
You have to clean after your self and wash your own dishes.
We recommend to stock up with snacks as we are on a farm, away from any shops.
You receive a clean room, which we expect to get a clean room back. The rooms are located at the lodge, which will be a single room with a private bathroom. That means noise control and cleanness is taking care off. No smoking is allowed in public areas.
Laundry service is available! May only wash once a week, 1 full load!
Free Wifi available at the lodge area ;) sometimes it works , sometimes not - welcome to Africa
We do not take Volunteers that are staying shorter than 1 month.
Prefers ages of Volunteers 24 - 35 years :)
Experience has showed us that the longer you stay, the more beneficial it is for all parties involved: horses, you and us. Therefore, we encourage you to stay for a longer period. Preferable 3 months
Explore the beautiful Otavi area which is part of the maize triangle consisting of Otavi, Tsumeb and Grootfontein and receives the highest average rainfall in Namibia. Other activities offered include Agricultural Tours, Wine Estate tours and Day Trips to the Etosha National Park.
Transport is always available to and from Otavi.
Shuttles are available on your own costs from the Airport to Otavi.
In the next town, Tsumeb is a car rental available if you would like to travel around the north for a few days to explore Etosha or the Caprivi.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
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Maximum 5hours a day, 5 days a week
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