The most beautiful place to stay in the Klein Karoo

Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm, De Rust

 Endorsed by responsible travel



There is only one guest cottage at Numbi valley. This provides luxury off the grid eco accommodation which has a fully equipped kitchen for guests to do self catering. the cottage is in an isolated valley with views dominated by the magnificent Swartberg range. A couple is comfortably accommodated on a queen size bed with luxurious 200 thread linen, There is a second bedroom with two single beds and a convertible double futon couch in the lounge which can sleep an additional two if required. Bath towels are also provided. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and basin with solar heated water, if there is cloudy weather there is a fireplace to heat the shower water and warm the bathroom. We pride ourselves in providing clean and comfortable off the grid accommodation on a beautiful farm.

There is also a fireplace in the lounge dining area for cozy winter evenings. Sustainably harvested dry Acacia firewood is provided at an additional R20 a bundle.

The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove and small gas fridge, all pots, pans, cutlery and crockery for four people.

There is a outdoor rustic fire pit close to the cottage for appreciating the calm beautiful evenings and a plunge pool with exotic shaded area to beat the hot Karoo days.

The cottage has a music system, so bring your ipod along.


A fire-bath is an enamel bath with a fire directly under it used to heat the water and then to maintain a hot bath for an extended period. Herb teas and epson salts are added for the health boost they can impart. Intermittent cold showers stimulate the positive effects and allow you to extend the time you can spend enjoying the occasion. The cob and reed structure add to the pleasure you can derive from this outdoor experience. R80, easily enjoyed by two xx

At least a 2 hour notice is required for us to prepare this pampering ritual.


You can buy the freshest seasonal fruit and vegetables from the organic gardens. We suggest ordering a mixed basket for arrival, or if you prefer inquire as to which veggies are in season and pick and pay as you go. We charge the going supermarket rate for our veggies. Also available  are a variety of processed products such as preserves, dried fruit, dried herbs, honey, pickles, olives and olive oil. There are no preservatives added and we use solar cookers and solar drying as much as possible.


Take a walk around the gardens with Kathryn or Ross for an explanation of how the farm has been transformed from a degraded Ostrich farm devoid of diverse life to an abundant life-filled bio-diverse system. Interesting aspects such as organic vegetable gardening, permaculture, olive oil production, solar power, drip irrigation and the use of chicken tractors will be illustrated and discussed.


There is always something to be built. We will organize a cob building workshop where you can get down and dirty. You can participate in a one, two or three day practical experience where you will contribute to building an aspect of the farm infrastructure while learning a skill you can use almost anywhere. This building technique can be applied to small projects like making a pizza oven, or a garden wall to massive creations such as a house or workshop. We live in a self built cob house and are passionate about this low impact building technique.