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Tortoiseback Vegan Haven

on the R407 near Klaarstroom 


Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western CapeGPS: 33 deg 17' 2 s South 22 deg 25' 2 s East


Contact Brett Bard

Tel 072 601 2496 

e-mail: tortoisebackveganhaven@gmail.com

 

website: www.tortoiseback.wordpress.com

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Rates

B&B in the farmhouse - R550 pppn sharing.

B&B in the Barn room equipped for four - R350 pppn.

Delicious vegan meals, prepared using organic vegetables from the farm, are available on request at an additional R150 pp.

 

An historic farmhouse graces this oasis of calm set in a lush valley of the Swartberg Mountains where the atmosphere is conducive to quiet contemplation and communing with nature in an extensive permaculture garden and forest-lined river surrounded by hills.

 Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western Cape

 

Guest accommodation is spacious and comfortable with fans and fireplaces. Two large double rooms, one with en-suite bathroom, and one with separate private bathroom, are simply and eclectically furnished. Both open onto the long front stoep with a captivating outlook over the farm. The kitchen lies at the heart of the house, and there are also sitting and dining rooms. R550 pppn sharing.


Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western Cape

 

Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western Cape

 

Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western Cape   Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western Cape
     

 

There is also a large room with four single beds in a recently converted barn. This room has an outdoor ablution facility comprising two dry toilets, two basins, and two cold water showers. R350 pppn.

 

Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western Cape


This lovely review comes from some British guests:

 

'This place deserves more than 5 stars in every category. We had not planned our trip but Brett had space for us at the last minute. He cooks superbly, tells guests great stories, and has the most beautifully designed house and garden. If you need meat to eat, then this place is not for you but if you love high quality vegan cooking then you will be so spoilt. The openness with which Brett shares his dreamlike surroundings offers weary travellers the best rest you could find in the Karoo. The animals who share the place - dogs, cat, tortoise, geese, peacocks - add more beauty, bounce and brilliance. We could not recommend this place more highly.'


Tortoiseback Vegan Haven ~ near Prince Albert ~ Western Cape


Tortoiseback is one of the Slowfood 'Ten Thousand Gardens in Africa' project as we follow the Slowfood ethos in producing seasonal, gourmet fruit and heritage vegetables. We also present workshops in food growing and cooking, yoga, art, interspecies communication, and other themes relating to vegan living. Food enthusiasts are also welcome to participate in the harvesting and preparation of meals.

 

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