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The concept is a fun, work-exchange experience on an organic macadamia farm. We believe, what goes around, comes around and as such we would like to be able to give amazing life-skills opportunities to travellers and gap year students, in exchange for their help to harvest the nuts and run the farm. We want to help grow friendships, teach teamwork, nurture minds with lost direction and simply offer a unique working experience.

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We are a home schooling family with 3 girls. The oldest is a chef and the two younger ones are around, free-range - and "farmified". We generally have a live-in tutor to assist us with their schooling and would love the idea of our Boomeranges sharing their skills and interests with them (piano, sketching, dancing, painting, photography, video editing etc).

Both Jacques and myself are entrepreneurs. I have a playdough business that is setup on the farm and am also involved in the development, marketing and making of our added value range of products, "Everything Macadamia".



What we Offer

The BoomeRang setup is either shared accommodation in our loft (subject to availability) or in tents in our rustic campsite.

We provide:

  • Tents, mattress, pillow, sheet and pillowcase.

  • Breakfast or lunch and dinner (Monday to Friday, Weekends are self catered)

  • Saturday is adventure day where we take you out to see the area, swim in the river, head to the beach, hike in the mountains or just relax around the farm.

  • An experience to meet fellow travellers, learn about macadamias, vegetable gardens and to simply enjoy the outdoor life.

  • A change of scenery and people with a learning experience is a great way to find yourself and discover new interests and skills.

  • We also offer additional experiences such as milking cows by hand, learning to make butter, cheese, various types of bread and jams / preserves.


What we expect in return

  • Work Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

  • General assistance with harvesting of nuts, dehusking, sorting, weighing and bagging.

  • Additional chores such as gardening, grooming ponies, fixing fences, painting, chopping wood, meal prep. 

  • Ideal candidates to be between the age of 18 and 30, male or female welcome, we will consider ages above 30.

  • We will consider younger kids (16 / 17) if we feel you meet the requirements.

  • Families are more than welcome to join, we will however negotiate a catering fee for those tagging along and not working.

In General

  • Boomeranges arrive Sunday afternoon from 2pm. (Arrival days are flexible)

  • We will gladly fetch you from Knysna if you plan to come on a bus or shuttle or for those flying down, we will arrange to collect you from the George airport.

  • Stay in weekly slots for anything from 1 week to as long as you like* (ideal period is 4 weeks)

  • When your time is up, you help clean up camp and set it up for the next group arriving.

  • Departure is by 12pm on Sunday.

  • Monday start the day with a wholesome breakfast before heading out to the various chores.

  • Work can sometimes be labour intensive and tirering, but it is very rewarding at the end of the day.

  • We will try our best to make this an enjoyable and learning experience rather than a drill-camp of hard work and no play.

  • Jacques and I are passionate about what we do and would love the share the experience with others.

  • Our farm is on a tar road, just 8.5km from the Knysna N2 and a total of 14km from Knysna central.

  • It is a safe area and we have a great supportive community.

  • There is a country store across the road where basic supplies and food can be purchased.

  • For those that enjoy cycling and running, we have some beautiful spots around the outskirts of the farm.

  • Knysna has a fantastic provincial hospital as well as a Life Health private hospital

  • We offer basic shared bathroom facilities with showers and toilets and there is also washing machine facilites for those that stay longer than a week.

  • We welcome small groups or couples, so feel free to discuss dates that work for you so that we can be sure to accommodate you all together.

  • *Our main harvesting season is in May / June / July, the winter months are quiet and not ideally suited to camping.

  • Should you sign up and enjoy the experience and provided we feel you are an asset to our work-force, we will gladly consider longer term stays.

  • We resume the work-experience from around September again, through to mid December.

  • If camping, you are required to bring your own sleeping bag.

  • We provide a detailed list of what to pack and bring along to help you arrive prepared.

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