The Homestay Experience
When in Goedverwacht experience local life.
Typically… After arrival around 13h00, you follow the main road to the Goedverwacht Tourism Office, where you find a selection of brochures and information about what to see and do in the area.
You will receive the directions to your homestay, where you will meet your host.
The village community are slave descendants. Whilst staying you become part of the family.
Once you´re settled in, discover your surroundings. Your host guides you on a local walk-about. Greet the neighbourhood, hear local stories and interact. Get glimpses of the growing abundance in the gardens (max 1 hour/2km).
For dinner you will have a home cooked meal and share stories with your host family.
Local ‘kos’ (cuisine) is ‘lekker’ (delicious)
Open fire cooking, best loved, the typical 'Braai' (the South African BBQ)
West Coast Snoek (fished with a hand-line) served with Patat (sweet potato) and Roosterkoek (traditional bun roasted on the coals)
Home made bread served with brewed Rooibos tea.
Each home is unique in structure, style and appointment. Visitor rooms can be double, twin or single bedded. The bathroom is shared. The living room, the ‘stoep’ or balcony are places you gather. As in most families, the kitchen is a busy place, where visitors can participate with meal preparations. Some gardens, and depending on the season, are laden with fruit and vegetables, that collectively provide for the community and market.
A twin room
A double room