Frequently Asked Questions

What ages are allowed to do the course?

You must be over 18 years old. Both men and women are welcome.

Where will we stay?

There are 3 houses, the guys stay in 2 of them and the girls in the other. You will be sharing a large room with up to 5 other students. Each house has its own bathroom, lounge and kitchen and there is a communal laundry.

How many people will be on the course with me?

At this stage we can take up to 30 students. If there is a demand for more, we will grow accordingly.

Do all the students do the same things at the same time?

No, lectures are done together but most of the practical exercises are done in teams of about 10 students. 

Do we do all our learning in one place?

No, the owners of SABALTA have 4 farms which cover a variety of farming sectors, 2 of them are also lodges. You will be mostly busy on these 4 farms but will also be doing extensive practical experience on surrounding farms and venues. 

What transport will we use?

We have a few mini buses which will be driven by the students who receive their PDP licences.

Can I bring my own car?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own car and use it in your free time.

When will we have free time?

Depending on the program, you will be off most Saturdays from 13h00 till Sunday 17h00.

Will we get meals during our free time?

No, you will receive meals from Sunday evening till Saturday lunch time. Weekend meals are your own responsibility unless we are working over the weekend as part of the program.

Can I leave the premises during free time?

Yes, you are welcome to leave the premises but must be back by 5pm on Sunday.

Can I use alcohol on the premises?

The bar will be open at selected time for beers and ciders. No hard liquor will be permitted. No alcohol may be brought into the campus or kept in the rooms.You will be required to be fit and sober when checking in on Sunday evening at 5pm. 

What can we do during evenings and free time?

You will have access to a games room, a pool and DSTV. You will also have plenty of projects and learning to keep you busy.

What do I need to bring?

You will be provided with a list on enrollment. 

What do we wear?

Everyone wears the same uniform which is ordered upon registration. You may wear civvies during your free time.