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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33891
Country: South Africa

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Last Updated: November 2, 2018


We are a small family living on a twenty hectare ORGANIC FARM.
Our aim is to be as self-sufficient as possible and farm in a morally responsible manner while enjoying a peaceful lifestyle.
We have +/- twenty cows which we milk, eat and use as fertilizors; three breeding pigs; in-numeral chickens for eggs, meat and as de-tickers; a flock of geese. The herd of goats is for land-clearing and milk; the horse, mule and donkey for grazing rotation. Our four dogs besides being pets are for breeding. We also have a few hives of bees for honey.
We grow our own vegetables in our large vegetable garden.


We are situated in Byrne Valley, Richmond, Kwazulu Natal. A very beautiful, serene and picturesque area with natural grasslands, indigenous forest and a small village of mainly RETIRED people. There are beautiful walks we would be happy to show you.

Type of help

Washing and cleaning dairy,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
General Maintenance,
Alien invader eradication.


We ask for volunteers to work six days a week from eight to lunch and then five to dinner.
As a result of the diversity of our farm there is a large range of things to do at all times. As a working farm, the time of year you come will determine your activities. Examples include:
Milking/herding/slaughtering animals
Making hay
Working in the garden
Fire wood collecting/ wood chopping
Weeding/clearing of fields
Puppy feeding
Cheese and butter making

Languages spoken

English and Dutch


Volunteers will sleep in a rustic building separate from our house with beds and bedding provided.
All meals for work days are provided. If you want to eat with us on your days off we invite you to cook the evening meal.
There is also a kitchen, toilet and shower (hot water is obtained from a donkey boiler.) by the sleeping quarters.

In your free time there are beautiful walks and a nearby village.We are next door to the Oaks Hotel.

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