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Explore the latest happenings, stories, and insights from The Rest farm. From upcoming workshops and retreats to exciting developments in sustainable farming and community initiatives, our news page keeps you informed and inspired about all things related to reconnecting with nature, wellness, and holistic living.

I have been herding cattle for most of my life. There are some beautiful life lessons in the art...

A great tree has fallen this morning That is not a metaphor The willow tree Sentry to the Space...

I feel the pressure of hormones gathering like commuters on the London underground at rush hour. But the trains...

I have been back to my life in Cape Town for several weeks now, but I keep making so...
My husband and I moved to our family farm 7 years ago to help my parents with the farming....
When a women gets pregnant she becomes public property. Strangers feel they have permission to touch her belly, declare...
When a women gets pregnant she becomes public property. Strangers feel they have permission to touch her belly, declare...

This is the speech I was asked to give at the Khanyisa Graduation on Wednesday.  The afternoon was longer...

It’s been a month since my last blog about waiting for rain. And it still hasn’t. When I wrote...

This is the story of The Space: The beautiful natural earth building that we built on The Rest.  The...

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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