Volunteering

Andre bought his property in the little village of Nieu Bethesda around 1998; with the dream of creating a beautiful Karoo country get-away. His escape soon became his home; and shortly afterwards started brewing beer on a larger scale to be able to share his dream with the world. 
As time has passed and his dream has grown; he now looks onto travelling volunteers to help run his flourishing business.
As the different seasons pass us, the daily routine see’s an abundance of change. There is a vast variety of things to do and always something new to learn. Above all, volunteers need to ensure the smooth running of the restaurant.
Calling all volunteers from around the world… Come and share the beautiful experience of the Karoo life at The Brewery and Two Goats Deli.
Volunteers relying on buses for transportation – the closest drop-off to Nieu Bethesda is Graaff Reinet (about 40km’s from us) arrival times are always at crazy hours but some one will be able to fetch you. Please confirm with Andre concerning arrival dates and times.

Volunteers generally work 6 days a week with one day off to explore the village and do some sight-seeing (or just sleep in 🙂 ) and the restaurant is open daily from 8am-5pm with exceptions to Sundays and Seasonal changes.

Volunteers are provided with meals and accommodation in exchange for working hours. Although there is so much to do, the priority is the up-keep of the restaurant; cleaning and maintenance, stock control (preparing, packaging and labeling of foods and beverages),serving customers, making cheese, roasting coffee and ensuring a never ending supply of beer is on hand. 🙂 

When the restaurant is quite and/or under control, there is an abundance of other chores to be done, such as; making a manure mixture for the veggies and plants, maintenance and watering of the garden, learning the beer making process, baking bread, collecting chicken eggs, wood work, maintenance of animal pens, the list goes on and on… 🙂

When corresponding with us, please state your strong points and what you think you would be able to help with best. Basic English is a necessity.

Please message us a sneeuberg24@gmail.com for further information or details.