Learn about herbal and citrus plants, new handy man skills and general maintenance on our farm, in Groot Marico, South Africa


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  • Descrição


    My hubby, Rob, and myself, Lynnie, took early retirement in 2015 and found our piece of heaven here on our farm, in Groot Marico, North West Province, South Africa. Our mentally and physically disabled son (now 41) joined us in 2016. We built 3 cottages on the farm and welcome guests in our self catering cottages. Our main attraction on the farm, other than lovely cottages, are our unpolluted skies which makes star gazing and unbelievable experience and our beautiful pristine Groot Marico River that runs through the farm. We have a citrus orchard with 150 citrus trees, some pecan nut and fig trees trees, poultry, and medicinal herbal plants. We offer peace and tranquility and beautiful nature surroundings in the UNESCO approved Marico Biosphere.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Manutenção geral

  • 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

    Learn about herbal/citrus harvesting and making various products. Learn great handy man skills. Develop a value of patience with time spent with our physically and mentally challenged 41 year old son. Respect for our unspoilt nature and UNESCO approved biosphere. Make new friends with the villagers. Improve your language skills if you are a foreigner (we speak English and Afrikaans and our farm labourer Tswana). Explore our amazing offerings in and around Groot Marico. Embracing UBUNTU (do onto others what you would want others do unto you)

  • Ajuda


    Maintaining walking paths along the river and farm/general farm maintenance/helping with any possible new projects being undertaken/harvesting of herbs and making various products/picking citrus and making products/ad hoc assistance with our mentally and physically challenged 41 yrs old son/gardening/painting/pruning citrus trees/cutting up firewood/feeding our poultry and dogs/taking our dogs for walks/using our vehicle to run various errands/spring cleaning/assisting with washing dishes after evening meals in the main farmhouse/preparing your own breakfast and lunch with food provided by us/picking up pecan nuts and shelling these (small scale)

  • Idiomas

    Afrikaans: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente

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  • Acomodação


    One private cottage that sleeps 4 (2 privately and 2 in open plan area but we will predominantly only accommodate 2 at any one time). It has a private bedroom with a double bed and en suite bathroom. An outdoor bathroom that has a shower and toilet. Fully equipped kitchen. Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room area with a splash pool and undercover braai/barbecue area. There is an indoor fireplace for those cold winter nights and a tv with dvd player (no DSTV so bring your own dvd's/cd's/movies). There are 2 single beds in the open plan area. Private entrance and private garden. We provide breakfast and lunch meals that the volunteers prepare themselves in the privacy of their cottage. Evenings we get together to enjoy a hearty meal together in the main farmhouse.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Unfortunately there is no reliable and safe transportation beyond Groot Marico and surrounds. If you do not have your own transport then cycling is really the only option available, but you may meet new friends and get around with them or travel around with us over weekends. Free time would see you walking, hiking (and spotting various game along your walks like giraffe, sable, warthog, kudu etc), reading, cycling, exploring the village 9 kms away or picnicing/fishing at the Groot Mario River that flows through the farm. The Groot Marico Eye is a heritage site where you can swim/snorkel/scuba dive and is 30 kms away. There is yoga/drumming/museums/war sites etc within close proximity of Groot Marico (for your won cost and arranging)

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  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have safe parking for any caravan, camper, vehicle, motorbike/other

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    You are welcome to bring a pet friendly dog along - 2 at the most. They need to be well socialised and trained and consideration must be given to our 2 farm dogs, Misty & Neo (cross between ridgeback and boerboel). You need to provide your own bedding and food for your dog/dogs and they are welcome to sleep inside the cottage, but not allowed on any of the furniture. A laundry fee will be charged if dogs spoil any furniture or bedding.

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    Horas previstas

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

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Precisão do perfil: (3.5)

Intercâmbio cultural: (3.5)

Comunicação: (3.5)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 897641325246