|A cosy, spacious room with a view of the pool & garden. The room has air conditioning & and en-suite bathroom with a shower.|
|This room features a 4 poster bed and lounge area with full on-suite bathroom.|
Our Spice & Safari Unit
|This unit consists of 2 rooms sharing the same entrance and bathroom. This makes the unit very suitable for families of up to 6. Room 1 has either twin or king options. Room 2 has the same option but also contains a bunk bed and cot if required.|
The Story Behind It
A shovel, numerous bags, clay, sand, cement some barbwire and we were off building our earthbag domes. Credit for developing these amazing structures is Architect Nader Khalili from Cal Earth in California. www.calearth.org Earth bag domes provide a low cost, low impact housing which can be implemented all over the world. It offers protection from weather extremes, like fire and hurricanes and even with stand earth quakes. Our project started with a few permaculture students who thought it would be a good idea for Stellenhof.
We as owners agreed with this because we could use material generally found, or produced on our farm. Together with an enthusiastic team led by Andrew Mugford we finished our dream just before Christmas 2015. In the process we lost two inspiring people, Hazel Mugford and Hansie Flippies, without them our dream would not have started. Rest in peace, this is in loving memory of them.
Almost all the furniture and woodwork is done by the owner Bert Groenhof and made from wood grown and sustainably harvested on our own farm, Stellenhof. The headboards are also hand made by Gea Groenhof with the assistance of Wessel Kotze. The material used is plain linen which was coloured by tie dyed or batik methods. The surrounding permaculture garden was designed and completed by Andrew Mugford from Serenity Permaculture. Our main goal will be to feed our guests with produce from our own garden and farm.
Some of our Amenities
- Coffee and Tea Facilities
- Secure Parking & Accommodation
- All linen and towels supplied
- Daily Housekeeping services
- Ceiling Fans
- Honesty Fridge/Bar
- Lapa with BBQ/Braai Area
- Sun Loungers
- Pizza Oven
- Night Lights
- Spacious Rooms
- Tranquil Gardens
- Child Friendly Environment
- Pool and Trampoline Area
- All Cape Dutch homestead rooms face the pool
- DSTV in the relaxation area
Kindly note that we are a working farm, so it might happen that you have to open or close our cow/rope gates during milk time. Also due to the current state of our roads, we kindly ask you to contact us when arriving after 17h00 on the day of your reservation.
Thanks in advance,