The experience base camp is the Shepherds Keep farm (Accommodation here is not included in the price but is highly recommended) staying here puts you directly into the heart of a coastal forest agroecology, the tinkling of goats’ bells, the thundering ocean, birds. A basic off-grid eco-camp provides a 'situation experience' not many are accustomed to. Orientation will take place at the farm camp or homestead on the first morning after arrival; we have a coffee discussion to plan your options. - Living off grid - practical: hand milking and cheese making - Hunting and self-defence - practical bow-hunting or fishing or evening skiff-cruise with a hunter. - Aquatic environment; surfing, wingsurfing, stand up paddle board.
We champion a spirit we call ‘Niche Unity’; a term seeking to describe living from natural energy. We attempt to embody this in our farm, environment and work. This experience is about accepting the hardship of living, getting in touch and healing with nature, through direct tailored exposure to the elements. THIS IS SITUATION THERAPY. 'Experience' hosts are all individuals who have abandoned urban livelihoods over a decade ago, taking the plunge into more precarious yet harmonious and wild existence, living off nature and craft in the rural lands below the Outeniqua Mountains. Booking an experience here is a rare portal to meet these people.
Drinks and snacks for experiences.
You can negotiate to extend activity mentoring, or tailor a package to try all the activities in the duration of your stay.
Pick up and drop off service to and between various venues.
Price excludes basics: Bows, boards, sails... These we can negotiate very competitively depending on your needs. Bring your…
Shepherds Keep farm is the experience base camp. The farm is situated on the Goukamma reserves Blombos hiking trail which is equidistant between the Ocean and Groenvlei lake. Experience venues options include Knysna lagoon, Swartvlei, Groenvlei, Unique ocean surf/kitesurf spots nearby stretch primarily between Buffelsbay and Wilderness.
最多可有3位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Guests need to be comfortable with raw nature experiences, people with aversion to wind, water, fauna, flora, roughing it, camping, compost toilets, domestic livestock are not recommended.
Check Shepherds Keep camp availability on Airbnb before booking. Pre-indicate your activity preferences so we can make arrangements. (Some experiences are not always available.)