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About The Gaia Sanctuary

The Gaia Sanctuary is a scenic retreat offering a little slice of peace and tranquility near Swellendam, a small heritage town in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. On this working farm, you can leave your busy city life behind and enjoy a 'back-to-mother-earth' experience, reconnecting with nature and disconnecting from stress.

Guests can choose to stay in a lovely and unique A-Frame cabin, a glamping-style bell tent, or one of the scenic campsites – all of which share communal bathrooms. With spectacular views over the Langeberg Mountain range and uninterrupted sunrises and sunsets, The Gaia Sanctuary is ideal for those seeking a romantic weekend away, or an unforgettable adventure with friends and family.

The Gaia Sanctuary Setting

The Overberg region of South Africa is a place of beautiful vistas, rolling hills and sweeping farmlands. The Gaia Sanctuary is situated on a secluded organic farm right on the banks of the Breede River. Swimmers, anglers, and canoeists can enjoy the river's benefits, while bird watching, stargazing and long walks are a must. Holiday clubs and a childminding service are also available for those who need them.

The escape is off the grid and ecologically minded, designed for guests to savour the river and mountain views. They have a vision of exciting artworks dotted across the farm, with an abundance of outdoor activities suitable for the whole family, encouraging people to connect with Mother Nature again and embody their motto: “The Gaia Sanctuary – Where Mother Earth meets your Soul".

What's included

  • Accommodation

Frequently asked questions

  • Is there a restaurant?

  • Are children allowed?

  • Are dogs allowed?

  • Is there wifi?

  • Are there hot tubs at Gaia Sanctary?


  • Loved The Experience

    We loved everything about The Gaia Sanctuary! The greenery, the peacefulness and the accommodation. My children loved the environment and we would love to repeat the experience.

    Conservio.com review

    W. Kelly

  • Relaxing Place

    Thee Gaia is one of the most reelaxing places I have ever been to. My partner and I stayed in the Boho tent and we loved everything about it. It's a nice place to go to if you want complete peace and want to connect with nature.

    Conservio.com review

    Q. Armando

The Gaia Sanctuary impact highlights

The Gaia Sanctuary wants to be the change they wish to see in this world. Their goal is to be self-sustainable by adopting biodynamic, organic and permaculture farming principles. They believe in nutritious, healthy food and living and in making it more accessible to consumers.

They want to become a destination training centre for others looking to improve their lives and practices through these principles. Their aim is to show others that organic farming is possible, cost-effective, and doable when you have the right knowledge and tools. Organic farming mostly creates less soil and water pollution, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and is more energy efficient. Organic agriculture is linked with more unusual plants, animals, insects and microbes, biodiversity and genetic diversity.

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