We would love to welcome you to our beautiful farm!

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We would love to welcome you to our beautiful farm!

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  • DescriptionWe 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.
  • LocationSouth Africa, Free State, Northern Free State, Heilbron

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Art project
    Building
    Cooking / Shopping
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    Help in the house
  • Hours per day Max 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
  • Work requirements: Have a great attitude.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: More than two weeks
  • Maximum number of helpers: 3
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Afrikaans
  • Has pets? Yes,
    8 dogs.
    5 Cats.
  • Smokes at home? Yes
  • Accommodation: 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.
  • Additional info
  • 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.