Retreat. Heal. Reconnect.

Welcome to KarooRest

The Rest, where you can reconnect with yourself amidst the serene beauty of the Sneeuberg mountains in the Karoo region. Nestled at the top of a water catchment, our farm provides a refuge from the noise and chaos of modern life, offering a space for deep rest and rejuvenation.

Our vision is to create an environment where visitors can rediscover the essence of life, grounding themselves in the earth beneath their feet while gaining clarity on what truly matters. 

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Tailored Retreat Experiences

Retreats at The Rest

Are you longing for a profound escape, a sanctuary for deep introspection, or perhaps a space to reignite your creativity? Look no further than our custom retreats tailored to your desires and budget. 

With options for fully or partially catered stays spanning three to five days, immerse yourself in the serene landscapes of the Sneeuberg and Karoo while receiving personalized guidance from Paula.

Whether it’s a solo journey or a group adventure, let us craft an experience that resonates with your soul’s longing for renewal and transformation.

Join one of the group retreats scheduled in the year. We can accommodate a maximum or 9 and a...

If the timing of the groups doesn’t suit you or you feel like you would like to work deeply...

Time to heal individually and as a family. Time to rest. Time to play. With an option of a...

Choose a time of year that suits you both and book a few days on The Rest to Repair,...

Where possible Paula offers one day workshops when travelling to cities like Johannesburg or Cape Town or by invitation....

Paula offers online Family Constellations session. During these once-off sessions participants will be invited to work with objects to...

Family Constellations Family constellations is an embodied therapeutic approach that works to reveal ancestral patterns that continue to repeat...

A custom retreat can be…A profound rest.A deep dive into integration and healing.Time away to gain perspective.Re-commitment to awaken...


Where Experiences Come Alive

Join one of the group retreats scheduled in the year. We can accommodate a maximum or 9 and a…

Meet Our Passionate Team!

Learn About the Visionaries Behind The Rest, where Healing, Sustainability, and Community Flourish.

Discover Their Dedication to Providing a Haven for Retreats, Workshops, and Grass-Fed Beef Production.

Unwind in Nature's Embrace

Accommodation at The Rest

Indulge in rustic charm and tranquil surroundings at The Rest‘s accommodation options.

From cozy cottages to quaint caravans, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Karoo while enjoying modern comforts.

Perfect for families, couples, or solo travelers seeking a peaceful retreat amidst breathtaking landscapes

Custom Built Holidays

Would you like a sunrise mountain walk? Or to spend the day herding cattle deep in the mountains? Or...

The Garden Cottage

Discover Serenity at The Garden House Nestled among the tranquil trees near the main house of The Rest farm,...

The Shepherd’s Cottage

Experience Rustic Charm at The Shepherd’s Cottage Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of The Rest farm, The Shepherd’s Cottage...

The Caravans

Experience Affordable Comfort in Our Cozy Caravans Embark on an unforgettable journey with our two charming caravans, tailor-made for...

The Rest Farm Retreat in the Serene Sneeuberg Mountains

Retreat. Heal. Reconnect.

The Rest farm can be found deep in the Sneeuberg mountains of the Karoo. At the top of the water catchment you will find a refuge from sound/light/air pollution. Taking a break from the endless buzz of information, cars and deadlines, you can find a place of deep rest.

Our vision is to create a space where visitors are able to reconnect with themselves by feeling the earth under their feet while regaining perspective on what is important. This is a place where silence and laughter are found in equal measure.

Here you will find a workshop space made from the earth and filled with light and love. We invite you to join a workshop, come for a solo retreat or just a once off session.

We offer accommodation for weary travellers. This is a perfect place for families to go on adventures together and also have enough space for themselves. Couples will love the opportunity to spend time together without the distractions of the city. Solo travellers will enjoy the chance to bask in the silence with the option of joining the activities on the farm when they tire of their own company.

Visitors are able to participate in farm activities, go on long mountain hikes, mountain biking, bird watching and star gazing.

We also welcome volunteers who would like to stay a little longer and exchange their skills and energy for board and lodging.

Stay Updated on Our Oasis of Tranquility


Stay updated on all the latest news from The Rest Farm, nestled in the tranquil Sneeuberg mountains. From upcoming events to volunteer opportunities, our sanctuary offers a haven for rejuvenation amidst nature’s embrace. Explore our news to discover tranquility and harmony in every update.

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Getting to The Rest
We are half way between Cape Town and Johannesberg (about 8 hours in either direction) half an hour off the N9 highway. We are an hour from Graaff-Reinet and 25 minutes from Nieu Bethesda.

To Drive: Email us for directions and check on the current state of the road and how your car will fare on the dirt roads.

Carpool to workshops: Join the event on the Facebook page and see who is keen to carpool. Email us to put you in touch with other drivers coming from your area.

Bus: Both Intercape and Translux stop in Graaff-Reinet. We will arrange to pick you up from the bus station and bring you to the farm directly or via a guest house (buses usually arrive at awkward times in the late or early hours.)
Email us to arrange this.

Fly: Catch a flight to Port Elizabeth and hire car to drive to the farm (this is a four hour drive).
Co-ordinate with other workshop participants who want to do the same. Email us for directions.


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