Our charming farm entrance is just a stone's throw from the main school building. The farm is 1400ha in size, with 600ha being intertwined with the Koedoe-reserve. Students get firsthand experience putting theory into practice by working on the farm. Practicals include a range of activities from milking the cows, cleaning the pigsties, looking for snares and broken fences on the game reserve, and learning valuable trade skills like welding and metalwork.
On the farm
We have a wide variety of animals, crops, and orchids that students work with and learn to care for.
Our sheeps wool is mainly used for wool-school, hosted by BKB, for the grade 10 - 12 learners every year. During wool school, students learn how to throw, analyse, and class wool.
Our cows produce about 700 litres of milk every day. The majority of the milk gets used in the hostel with the rest getting sold.
The pigs are primarily used for meat production. Students have their hands full cleaning the pigsties during practical sessions.
The eggs, laid by our chickens, get collected by the students during practicals.
22ha of the farmland consist of lucern with about 2000 bales produced yearly. The lucern has enabled Winterberg to help surrounding farms and community members through the recent drought.
Citrus trees are present throughout the farmland with 26ha of Satsumas and Navels (Nartjies and Oranges).
Students learn to work with and care for the land and animals