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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
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 230
Persons: 4
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 22580
Country: South Africa

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We offer 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 we integrate ... more inside

            



Town or City: Nylstroom
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 9884
Persons: 6
Category: Other
Host ID: 46386
Country: South Africa

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Life is a book and if you don't travel you only read the first page...or less...

In December 2005 I was very fortunate to travel abroad for two years after finishing school. I met a lot of people and formed lifelong friendships with a few people from all around the globe, Learned more in those two years than the12 years in school....

I return back to South Africa in December 2007 and started the journey like every other young South African in a career, I over excelled in every career position I faced, thus was I very successful very young, I became a financial manager at BMW and stagnated in that position for the last three years. The reason I'm sharing this because I feel/know that the experiences and knowledge I gained was from meeting new people from all over the world and formed me into this special individual.

NOW- Back back to the present:
In these years back in South Africa I got married to the most beautiful, clever, one-of-a-kind girl that supports me and build m... more inside

            



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: Cape Town
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.15
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 57324
Country: South Africa

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*** With the craziness of year end we will not be taking volunteers until January 2020 ***

We are a family of 5 who lead regular city lives, however we are in the process of trying to convert our home, into an urban farm with food forest / permaculture / organic influences.

We currently have fruit and nut trees, some chickens and quail, some annual vegetable patches, edible perrenials and a small nursery.

With autumn cooling the evenings, and the days bringing the promise of rain, we are entering into planting for the winter garden.

As of 2018 we have started doing monthly garden tours, to enable people to be inspired to grow their own food. You can see what we are upto on the above website and social media platforms.

While we are currently building a wicking bed wall, with a bit of luck you might get to choose your work from the list if I have no preference. In no special order.
Building a ramp to the front of the house.
Setting up our Aquaponics system.
Rain ... more inside

          



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: 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: 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: Montagu
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: Single
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 89648
Country: South Africa

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Housed in a Victorian building dating from 1899, the guesthouse offers home-style accommodation in the heart of Montagu. Accommodation comprises of ensuite bed and breakfast rooms, a self catering cottage and a self catering apartment. All facilities have private entrances.
Free wi-fi in all rooms, gated off-road parking, a small outdoor pool (seasonal), and bbq/braai facilities.
Volunteer help is sought for 4 hours per day, 5 days per week by mutual agreement.
Tasks will be assisting with welcoming guests and handing out of keys and local area information. Involvement with small maintenance jobs would also be appreciated! The accommodation is a short walk to shops and restaurants within the village and close to various hiking trails, rock climbing and mountain biking. Montagu offers all necessary facilities for the discerning tourist and has lots of sunshine! It is a recognised stop on the well traveled Route 62 which is just 2 hours drive inland from Cape Town. So why not give... more inside

            



Town or City: DURBAN
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 20
Category: Other
Host ID: 55478
Country: South Africa

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We run 3 children's centres in Durban, South Africa.We currently host volunteers from around the world, and offer travel trips around South Africa. We are working on converting one of our centers into a backpacker hostel which we are painting, planting organic food, designing , furnishing and cleaning etc. this is located in a semi rural area close to the beach, 25 mins South of Durban.

            

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