Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm, De Rust

 The Most Beautiful Place to Stay in the Klein Karoo

Enhance Your Stay

There are many ways to enhance your stay at Numbi Valley, both on the farm and in the surrounding areas. The farm is close to many outdoor activities like visits to the world famous Cango Caves, driving the dramatic Swartberg Pass to the little town of Prince Albert where you can find delicious gourmet lunches, a short drive from the farm is the magical swim in the Meiringspoort and its waterfall. There are some great mountain bike rides from the farm, walks in the hills and horse back riding at a neighboring farm. We can provide additional details should you need more ideas of what to see in the area. 

There are many options for things to do on the farm as well,  you can choose from a Organic Fruit and veggie basket to cook with during your stay, A pizza night, massage, yoga, a outdoor fire-bath and a permaculture tour, please let us know if you would like to include any of these additional services in your booking. 

Organic Fruit and Veggie Basket

There are wonderful organic seasonal veggies for sale on the farm. Order a basket of mixed veggies to be ready on arrival and use the recipe books in the cottage to make your own fresh meals. You can also arrange to pick your veggies with Kathryn and Ross while touring the garden (we charge the going supermarket rate for veggies in this option). 

Booking in advance required

Cost: R180 per basket

Wood Fired Oven Pizzas

Book a pizza night and enjoy a fresh wood fired pizza under the starry Karoo skies. Pizzas are hand made, the bases are prepared on the day of firing them and we use ingredients from the farm gardens. Pizzas are prepared in the wood fired oven just outside your cottage. 

Booking in advance required

Cost: R110 pp

Local Market Goods

Also available are a variety of processed products such as preserves, dried fruit, herbs, honey, pickles, olives and olive oil. There are no preservatives added and we use solar cookers and solar drying as much as possible.

Availability depends on season

Price varies per product. 

Fire Bath

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 and is easily enjoyed by two people.

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

Cost: R100

Permaculture Farm Tour

Take a walk around the gardens with Kathryn or Ross for an explanation of how the land 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.

Advanced notice is required. 
Cost: R200pp if visiting the farm, Free for guests staying on the farm

Massage Therapy

Take care of yourself with a Trigger point massage. Kathryn, a certified Trigger Point Massage Therapist, will conduct the massage in the beautiful cob studio with views over the Olifants River Valley and Swartberg Mountain Range using organic olive oil that is grown and harvested at Numbi Valley. Continue the wellness journey by booking a Fire Bath for after the massage. 

Advanced booking is required

Cost: R380 for back neck shoulder or R500 for full body massage


Yoga classes are held in the inspiring cob constructed studio building overlooking the Swartberg Mountain Range and the Olifants River Valley. Classes are lead by Kathryn, a certified Hatha Yoga instructor (YTT 500hr with Yoga Alliance) Kailash School Himalayas, Samadi Ashram Rishikesh and additional Asana training under Yogi Victor Van Der Klei. Join our weekly classes or arrange a private class during your stay.

Advanced booking is required

Cost: R100pp minimum 3 or more or private one on one class R250


Purchase sustainably harvested dry Acacia firewood for the outdoor firepit, there are grids and tongs available for use. There is a wonderful indoor fireplace in the cottage  lounge for those chilly Klein Karoo nights. 

Cost: R30 per bundle.