Heartwood Homestead, an off-grid Farm stay.


Farm stay hosted by Roger

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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A unique, farm-stay experience. Completely off-grid and a stones throw from East London.
Tucked away in an indigenous forest this secluded, eco-cottage overlooks the Gonubie River valley.
You are welcome try your hand at milking our beautiful cows, take a tour of the farm and off grid systems, help the kids feed the numerous and harvest your own basket of organic salad greens.

The space
We are on a small working farm and are based roughly on permaculture principles, with free-range chickens, pasture reared pigs and rabbits and holistically managed livestock.
Our free-range children are home-schooled and help with the running of the farm.
Karen hand-milk two cows daily and sometimes we make our own butter and cheese.
The farm run exclusively on solar power, so no load shedding.
We have a small nursery and carpentry workshop on the farm.
We also run a 9 month Holistic Homesteading Internship program for youth from the surrounding area.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

River view
Valley view
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Long term stays allowed

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 62 reviews


Where you’ll be

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

We are surrounded by small holdings and game farms, so there is plenty of wild-life.
We have 700m of Gonubie River frontage on the farm with several pools to swim in.
We are 15min from the beach and 10min from a grocery store.

Hosted by Roger

  1. Joined in November 2019
  • 62 Reviews
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During your stay

There should be someone around most of the time and would be happy to chat if desired

Roger is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy