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The peace of Magic Mountain and Hoekiesdam will surround you from the moment you arrive

The Blue House

Fully equipped two-bedroom, two-bathroom (main ensuite) cottage, with a large, comfortable lounge-cum-dining room and open-plan kitchen with everything you need for self-catering.
Sliding doors onto a spacious patio and breathtaking views.
Fresh organic veggies and dairy products, free range eggs, home-cooked dinners and freshly baked bread can be arranged at an additional cost.
Excellent free WiFi.
Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, and another two people can be accommodated on a sleeper couch (or single beds, if required) in the living area.
Currently available for Afrikara Co-op members and friends only.
Contact Shirley on 082 928 8671.

Other accommodation

Rustic single-room overnight accommodation is available in Chicken Run cottage, with shared bathroom facilities available in the dairy, as well as access to an open-air shower.
There are also a number of bedrooms available in the main house for overnight accommodation.


You are welcome to come and pitch your tent at Hoekiesdam, and experience life on the farm under the stars.
The kitchen in the main house is available for self-catering, or you can simply join the rest of the farm community for meals. Please note that campers are not permitted to make fires for cooking, but there is a communal braai area which you are welcome to use.
There is a bathroom available in the dairy, as well as an open-air shower, and the bathrooms in the main house are also available to campers.

farm walks


Activities on and around the farm include participating in fetching and feeding animals, collecting eggs, harvesting fresh vegetables and waterblommetjies, making compost, farm walks or cycling (bring own bikes), mountain hikes, swimming in Bains Kloof and generally relaxing on the farm.

Poetry writing workshops

Shirley's work has been published in several literary journals and anthologies and she recently received the third prize in the 2017 Dalro Poetry Awards.  She has been running poetry writing workshops in the Eastern Cape and Johannesburg since 2016. The workshops usually run over six weeks, with participants meeting once a week for two hours. She hopes to run weekend poetry retreats at Hoekiesdam and other venues in the Western Cape, and also to continue offering six-week workshops to anyone who may be interested in learning to write poetry or improve their writing skills. 

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Wooden toys

Hennie will be moving to Hoekiesdam in April 2019. 

Once there, he will be upgrading the workshop and converting part of it into a woodwork shop, where he will be manufacturing wooden developmental toys and domestic accessories for sale under the Afrikara umbrella.  Once the workshop is fully functional, he aims to offer training in woodwork.

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Both the Tarot and I-Ching can successfully be used as tools to encourage and empower people to take right action and make right decisions for their lives, by highlighting possibilities and concerns and bringing ideas and suggestions into play that may otherwise not have been considered.  Shirley has successfully been reading the Tarot for herself, and for friends and family, for many years.  More recently, she was introduced to the I-Ching, and has found combination Tarot-I-Ching readings to be incredibly helpful and insightful, to the extent that long-standing clients have urged her to start doing readings professionally.

For prices and more information, please WhatsApp Shirley on 082 928 8671.  

Body Alignment

Using the chakras and minor chakras as gateways, Body Alignment seeks to address energetic imbalances on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.  It works at the root cause of issues, with the permission and guidance of the client's Higher Self.  The facilitator, or practitioner, locates specific body points to access the energy fields of systems and organs in the body, linking to and releasing, energy blockages in the physical and supersensible bodies. 

Shirley is a qualified Body Alignment practitioner and can be WhatsApped on 082 928 8671 for more information and/or to book an appointment. 

Medicinal Plants/Herbs

We grow a large variety of medicinal plants and herbs, like Artemisia afra (African wormwood or mugwort), lion's tail (lion's ear/wild dagga), thistles, and many more. 

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We grow a limited range of perennial and seasonal herbs for teas and culinary purposes.  Please contact us if you would like us to cultivate herbs for you. 

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Salad Packs

We supply mixtures of assorted young lettuce leaves, herbs, edible flowers and other greens for good-looking salads.

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Aletta is always happy to share her knowledge and experience of biodynamic farming practices. However, if you would like her to visit your farm for an assessment or should you require more hands-on involvement, feel free to contact her to discuss her fees. Contact Afrikara


Dreamcatcher Workshop

Contact Thierry to organise a dreamcatcher retreat or workshop, or to order a personalised dreamcatcher.

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Mantra Art Workshops

Contact Thierry to organise a Mantra Art workshop or retreat at Hoekiesdam, or a venue of your choice. Mantra Art is a whole-art form practised by many Kung-Fu practitioners and can effectively be used as a team-building or personal-development tool.

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