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Town or City: Plettenberg Bay
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 1 or 2 or couple
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 7143
Country: South Africa

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Hi there! This is a beautiful, popular, alternative, eco-friendly backpackers that overlooks the stunning Tsitsikamma nature reserve on the Garden Route of South Africa. Only 8km from Natures Valley beach and lagoon, our farm is surrounded by natural forests, wildlife, peace and quiet. We have a private waterfall in the forest just below our vibey tree-house bar, and a constant flow of interesting, adventurous, passionate and conscious travellers passing by every single day.

We run our hostel on an ‘energy-trade’ system. This means that travellers who would like to be with us for a longer period can stay on and help us run the backpackers in a variety of different ways in exchange for their food and lodging. We encourage a stay of 1 month or longer, but can make exceptions where possible for shorter time-frames.
We are particularly interested in people with experience or interest in the hospitality industry (reception, bar, cooking), alternative energy, organic gardening and ca... more inside

          



Town or City: Wilderness
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 2-5
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 23431
Country: South Africa

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Fairy Knowe Backpackers is a well-known establishment, situated alongside the Wilderness National Park. We are looking for volunteers who will be here for at least two months. Presently we have availability for September, October and November. In particular someone to tutor little Mimi. Also from December through Summer we will need an extra hand for front of house, bar, and adventures.
Working and living at Fairy Knowe is a unique experience. To get the best from the experience requires a combination of hard work, enthusiasm, honesty and being proactive about using your time off to enjoy the surrounding area.

We like our volunteer staff to represent a healthy gender balance, and we make sure that the people who come here feel welcome and part of the team.

There are various tasks that could suit your skills. The main ones are: working behind the bar, and working front of house. We don't make people do things that they really don't like doing, and we don't take people on who a... more inside

            



Town or City: Nottingham Road
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 194
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 59963
Country: South Africa

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Bramleigh Farm is a small scale diversified farm with a focus on regenerative agricultural systems, started in 2017. We grow vegetables organically, raise chickens for meat and eggs on pasture, and forest raised pigs. Our processes aim to mimic nature and build each other as far as possible. We have 4 self catering cottages that are booked most weekends.

We are looking for volunteers to assist on the farm and in the guesthouse. Jobs include: moving animals, feeding animals, planting, harvesting, bed preparation, washing and packing vegetables for market, garden work (trimming, pruning, tidying), building jobs, and may extend into helping in the guesthouse if required.
Experience with organically grown vegetables on a market scale would be a winner! As would interest in food/cooking.

We have a dedicated team of full time staff members. You may be required to work with us, with our staff, or independently, depending on the job. We try to allow each person to work within their... more inside

            



Town or City: Cape Town
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2 sharing
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 21924
Country: South Africa

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We are a Backpackers and Riding Centre on a smallholding 40 km from Cape Town South Africa.
Joostenbergvlakte is close to the Cape Winelands, it consists of more than 200 smallholdings Alan and I have lived here for 18years.
We welcome travellers to our home they arrive as guests and leave as part of the family.
If you love horses,dogs, motorbikes and wine.
We are looking for general help with the horses and in the backpackers ,please contact me for more info..regards Lorna

            



Town or City: Drakensberg Winterton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 245
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 30312
Country: South Africa

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We are a horse , crop and olive farm in the Central Drakensberg of South Africa. We organize also overnight hiking trails in the mountains. Looking for volunteers to help with the outrides , grooming and all the activities around the horses .

We started an olive orchard and if you are interested you can help there too.
We are establishing a birding trail which you could help maintaining if you are not a horse rider.

We help sometimes with Ezemvelo, in the national park, removing alien plants, repairing trails,....
There is a small cheese factory on the farm, a vegetable garden, wood fired oven to cook,....

We have horse trails on a daily basis. There are around 22 horses of different breeds, Basutho, Australian stock horses Boerperd, Percherons,Arabs,....
We have 3 young draft horses, Percherons and Shire who need to be trained for riding and farm work.

Minimum stay is one month. You can stay in a cosy garden house with shower, bathroom and toilet . We will provide... more inside

            



Town or City: Port St Johns
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 6
Category: Other
Host ID: 20389
Country: South Africa

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We are located on a hill just across from the Beach. Boasting breathtaking views, purest of air and scenery, nestled slightly in a semi-tropical forest by the sea...this is the place which is known for its one-of-a-kind amazing atmosphere, tantalizingly delicious foods, private self-catering cottages, soulful connections, fresh yet traditional outlooks,and its wide variety of endlessly rejuvinating activities like hiking, swimming in waterfalls, drumming, village excursions.. the list is infinite.

Yes... it is a lot of work living in Paradise, but paradise also needs nourishment, care and respect for indigenous landscapes and the original culture of people whom have made this a home to many generations that have come and will forever go on.. with YOUR HELP...

Our Amapondo Children's Project is a registered Non-Profit Organization that is diverse and ever growing. It's philosophy is to recognise the surrounding need and to facilitate change through community led initiatives, j... more inside

            



Town or City: Jeffreys Bay
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 25284
Country: South Africa

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Come help at beach side Guest House in a beautiful surfing town Jeffreys Bay.
Use your skills and experience to trade for a comfortable place to stay.
Are you great at social media? Do you like to garden? Do you love cooking and hosting dinner?

If you have a skill that would assist us, send us a mail, we would love to hear from you






Town or City: Uniondale
All Year: No
Area (ha): 2300
Persons: 1-3
Category: Other
Host ID: 6433
Country: South Africa

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We are a nature reserve at the edge of Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. The guest house is not very busy, so there is ample time to participate in a variety of tasks, from ringing birds (Alan's research project associated with the FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town) and wildlife monitoring (camera trap maintenance and data entry) to orchard work. You will probably also be asked to occasionally keep an eye on 2 children aged 8 and 6, who like the outdoors and going for walks.

We will preferentially take volunteers who can spend more than 2 weeks. Some tasks involve predawn starts and a lot of time in the mountains.

Other main projects include alien vegetation control, erosion control on our dirt roads, helping establish a fitness centre in Uniondale, and maintaining hiking trails. All sorts of other tasks may also appear, depending on time of year, what needs fixing etc. Most of the work that we need done throughout the year is quite physical. Helpers should be up fo... more inside

            



Town or City: Montagu
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2000
Persons: 4 max
Category: Other
Host ID: 1432
Country: South Africa

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Any LAST-MINUTE Helpers out there?

Current projects:
- Hiking Trail maintenance and building
- Alien tree clearing
- Permaculture veggie garden: weeding, planting & composting
- Restoring a guest cottage

Who are we:
3 humans, 3 border collies, 3 cats, 2 chicken coops on a Down to Earth Mountain Retreat.

Our mountain retreat was established in 1999 on Simonskloof a remote mountain farm covered in Fynbos and Renosterbos. We make our living by offering rustic, eco-friendly, off-grid (Solar powered) guest accommodation and plenty of tranquility. Guest activities range from Hiking, MTbiking, Kloofing (Canyoning), Abseiling to Meditations. The focus of our retreat is healthy, organic living in harmony with nature: permaculture.

Volunteers help us with various small and big projects like building or maintaining of hiking trails, upkeep of our guest cottages, permaculture gardening and guest accommodation related work.
Stays are preferred minimum two weeks or longer.
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Town or City: Drakensberg
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 230
Persons: 4
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 22580
Country: South Africa

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Antbear Lodge offers visitors a unique opportunity of a volunteer program for those of you who would like to spend a bit more time being a bit closer to the South Africa lifestyle. Andrew used to volunteer all over the world 30 years ago and loved the experience and this is something he has created to give something back.

Volunteers have 3 options.

1. Conny has 9 horses and is continually training and excising them. We practice the softer horse whispering techniques and go for slow outrides on the farm. We have a foal that needs a lot of attention too. Conny also has a few donkeys to need to be cared for. Most of the animals on the farm were rescues and are now living in a very loving and cared for space.

2. You can work together with Andrew doing woodwork and alternative building. Andrew will teach you our unique style of woodwork and alternative building. Passion for this is everything but experience will help too. Its difficult to say exactly what you will be doing but w... more inside

            

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