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World, Africa, South Africa, Heilbron



Travel dates

27°C, 12:07

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

About the host

Wouter & Wilna (61)

Host since



Afrikaans, English

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

We are a family of four living on our farm. Me (Wilna) turning 60 but the spirit of a 30-year-old, my husband (Wouter) is 68 and is patient and kind. We both still enjoy working hard on our farm. Our son and his wife live on the same property (Fritz and Nicolene). Nicolene works in the town nearby and Fritz mostly runs the day to day operations on the farm.
Staying with us travellers will experience what farm life is like in South Africa, you will get some first-hand experience dealing with all kinds of animals. Wilna (an ex-teacher) will also be glad to teach you some Afrikaans, or South African history.
We live on a beautiful farm outside a small town called Heilbron, in the Freestate. Where an extra pair of hands is always welcome. On our farm, we love to garden (including our veggie garden), we have a lovely venue where we cater for weddings and all kinds of functions. We are home to eight dogs, and five cats ( who are all part of the family). We would love to welcome you into our home.
You have a choice of staying in the main house with us, or in a cottage called "Meerkat-Gat" which is on the same property but separate from us.
Our farm is about 150km from Johannesburg, where travellers usually arrive, we will be more than happy to share all the local attractions with our guests. You might also have the opportunity to join us when we visit our Game farm in the greater Kruger.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 6 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared cottage, shared room

Two rooms in the main house or two rooms outside the house with a bathroom to share.

  • self catering

You will enjoy some meals with us.

  • no money is involved