Living Naturally at Khula Dharma

Thank you for showing an interest in staying at Khula Dharma Nature Retreat a.k.a. The Hill. 

We are excited to share a little of our lives with you and support each other in the journey to live more
mindfully, self-sufficiently and to regenerate the land we call home.

We have put together various information to give you a better idea of what to expect of your stay.

Our way of life may be different to that which you are used to, so please take the time to read our website as it will help you prepare for your stay with us.


Staying on The Hill, our social and community hub at Khula Dharma, is very different from staying at a normal tourism establishment or any other mainstream accommodation. We invite you for a natural living experience where you can be part of our community. You will be hosted by Martijn, Miena, Previous and our fantastic volunteer team. We do not employ any cleaning or cooking staff so staying with us is a shared effort. Staying on The Hill offers you a space for healing and reconnecting with nature. We invite you to take all the time you need to retreat, rest and recharge. The farm is certainly a calm, serene space though you will find lots of life. We have guests, long-term residents and homesteaders going about their daily lives. We also have a small team of staff, along with our volunteers, who are often busy with organic farming, natural building, general maintenance and daily activities related to off-grid living. You are most welcome to join in with these activities if you feel called.


The Hill is a self catering and self serving sustainable stay.

Please bring food for your own breakfast, lunches, dinners and snacks, as well as spices, oils etc. The gardens produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and we offer guests harvesting rights for greens, herbs and vegetables in abundance for R200 per person per week. You can also purchase smaller quantities, priced per bundle, as desired.

There is a small fridge in the Farm House where our volunteers stay, available for limited use. We prefer if you don’t bring any meat for practicalities sake, however, if you wish to cook meat or fish, there is a stove and pans available in the outdoor lapa. In the Farm House you will also find a small shop where we sell produce and products from the farm or made by residents such as Honey, Moringa powder, Turmeric powder, Balsamic Reduction, Jams, Pickles and Chilli Sauces. It works on an honesty system and you are welcome to add your items to the shelf with your name, banking details and a jar for cash. One of our residents, Previous, also offers fresh bread, eggs, natural peanut butter and tasty chilli sauces which you can buy from her directly.

There is a small shop in Haga Haga open for limited hours about 15 minutes drive away, St Anthony’s Trading Store 15 minutes away or the closest supermarket which is 25 minutes away at the N2 highway, so please stock up in the city if you have any specific requirements.