Numbi Valley, De Rust Permaculture Farm

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Farm stay hosted by Kathryn

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
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Entire home to yourself
Self check-in
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All about Kathryn’s place

Numbi Valley is a wonderful example of off-grid, sustainable living. There is only one guest cottage on the farm and Kath and Ross welcome you to share their uniquely created space. There are abundant organic gardens, a private spring fed fresh water plunge pool, an olive grove all in a very beautiful and peaceful valley of the Klein Karoo. There are scenic walks and cycling routes, fresh produce, yoga sessions, excellent massage, delicious pizza and free uncapped wi-fi on offer to work remotely

The space
There is only one unique Self Catering Cottage in a secluded valley near the Little Karoo town of De Rust.
We practice permaculture on the farm and live entirely off-the-grid. The clean and cozy cottage is comfortable, with a queen size bed in the main bedroom, two single beds in the second room and a bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. There is an indoor fireplace for cold winter nights, a fully equipped kitchen with a solar 150l fridge/freezer and gas oven/stove, open plan lounge and dining room and 24 hour electricity from the solar panels. Free un-capped wi-fi is available in the cottage.
The cottage is ideally suited to a couple, a couple with their 2/3 children, or 2 couples travelling together or 2/3 single travelers.

We have a wonderfully abundant 16 year old organic garden and orchard, chickens, and an organic Olive Orchard from which we produce oil. During your stay you can try out the farm produce by ordering a basket of freshly picked veggies and fruit to prepare meals with, maybe some fresh eggs, raw honey or Olive Oil. We appreciate the support of our farms produce.
We live in a self built Cob Cottage on the farm and are happy to share our knowledge of alternative building techniques with you. Our natural pool is free of chlorine but rather the water is filtered by plants and changed with a change over of guests. There is a pizza oven and outside barbeque area for you to enjoy, grids are available to use.
Yoga classes are offered in the beautiful cob studio on the farm, relaxing and therapeutic trigger point massages and an interesting garden cob fire-bath on the farm.
Please enquire about these directly when booking your stay.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Please note the following directions to get to the farm: Please DO NOT try use a GPS to find us as it will lead you to a closed gate.
How to find us
On a beautiful country road, just 12 km outside of the country town of De Rust, which is close to the world famous Cango Caves and Swartberg Mountains.
Directions:
From Oudtshoorn:
Drive on N12 towards DeRust, after about 30km turn right to Middelplaas. Travel on dirt road for about 10km, after road surface changes to tar for 100m the road veers left but keep straight to Welgevonden. Drive 100m and road veers right, go another 100m and turn left through gate, up short steep hill and then carry on next to canal for 2 km. Go through 2 dips and just before 3rd dip take gate on the left and you are here.

From De Rust:
Drive on N12 towards Beaufort West, as you leave De Rust turn right on R341 towards Willowmore. Go about 2km and turn right to Middelplaas (Die Gat), carry on until you cross a low bridge and then turn left onto another low bridge, go through Middelplaas over railway tracks, over low bridge and then turn left to Welgevonden. Drive 100m and road veers right, go another 100m and turn left through gate, up short steep hill and then carry on next to canal for 2 km. Go through 2 dips and just before 3rd dip take gate on the left and you are here.

From Willowmore/Uniondale:
Travel on R341(N9) towards DeRust, 2km before DeRust turn left on Middelplaas (Die Gat) dirt road. Carry on until you cross a low bridge and then turn left onto another low bridge, go through Middelplaas over railway tracks, over low bridge and then turn left to Welgevonden. Drive 100m and road veers right, go another 100m and turn left through gate, up short steep hill and then carry on next to canal for 2 km. Go through 2 dips and just before 3rd dip take gate on the left and you are here.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private outdoor pool
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Garden
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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South Cape DC, Western Cape, South Africa

We love the dramatic mountains and starry nights of the karoo. We feel fortunate to live in a safe area where there is still wildlife on and around the farm, we often hear Jackal calling at night, or see Kudu wandering in the hills above the farm cottage.
There are many interesting things to do from the farm like visits to the Cango caves, drive the dramatic Swartberg Pass to the little town of Prince Albert for delicious gourmet lunches or go for a swim in the Meiringspoort waterfall. There are some great Mountain Bike rides from the farm and walks in the hills. But our favorite thing to do is simply to relax on the farm, enjoy the views from the pool and cottage, maybe listen to music and soak up the country side and peace of the Valley.
Kath is a qualified Yoga teacher and massuese, please enquire if you are interested in any of these.

Hosted by Kathryn

Joined in February 2013
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We have been on this beautiful farm for 14 years, growing and supplying organic fruit, veggies and our own extra virgin cold pressed Olive oil to the town of De Rust. Prior to this we managed remote lodges in the beautiful Okavango Delta, Botswana. We have also spent two years during this time away from our farm managing a lodge in the Serengeti, Tanzania where 1.5 million Wildebeest still follow their ancient migration route. We are passionate about nature and believe in taking great care of the land hence the practise of Permaculture on our farm. Numbi Valley is a magical place. We would love to share our knowledge on sustainable living and look forward to meeting you. Motto " live simply so others may simply live"
We have been on this beautiful farm for 14 years, growing and supplying organic fruit, veggies and our own extra virgin cold pressed Olive oil to the town of De Rust. Prior to this…

During your stay

We respect your privacy, but are happy to engage if you would like to chat, know more about the area or find out more about the buildings and gardens on the farm you are very welcome

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House rules

Check-in: 14:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with smart lock
Pets are allowed

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

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