Peace of Eden is a nature lodge, a vegan retreat and an award-winning music studio!
All this on a heart-shaped piece of land that is living up to its name as a Vegan Eco Retreat by becoming the first lodge in South Africa to fully embrace a plant-based vegan ethos since June 2016.
The custodians of Peace of Eden are a unique blend of creative, inspiring passionate nature warriors, who deeply care for the planet by living in gentle co-existence with the wildlife who find sanctuary on the 5 hectares of gardens, wild fields and the indigenous forests that are still miraculously filled with a myriad of birds, baboons, bushbuck, monkeys, porcupine, genet cat, bush pig, bush pig and caracal.
Their way of life inspires those who are transitioning from city to country, from shopping malls to growing your own food, they are in the process of ‘organically’ going off the grid over the next few years and they showcase a good balance between barefoot hippies to conscious consumer, showing a middle way for suburbanites – that you don’t have to live in a Teepee to care for the planet.
As a way of encouraging their guests to explore an alternative plant-based lifestyle, creative cooks, mother and daughter duo Jess and Jen offer guests the most gorgeous and healthy Vegan food from their pop up home dinning cafe. Creatively this place abounds with energy and Howard’s Music Studio is centre stage with its awesome views of the forest and array of modern and vintage organs and 70’s guitars. It offers the ultimate space to make music, jam or record.
The Peace of Eden team of staff and volunteers have a deep desire to make a difference and their various projects over the years have assisted to educate, support and inspire many individuals to follow and reach their dreams. They kickstarted the first horse rescue and have tutored, mentored, recorded and funded many township musicians over the years as part of their outreach initiative.
After the devastating fires of June 6th, 2017 they embarked on a huge drive to raise funds for charities in need and their Wildlife Rehabilitation Program, and with support from local and foreign volunteers they began the monumental task of feeding wild animals who had been affected by the devastating fires, traversing tens of thousands of square metres of burnt and blackened forests for many months, saving hundreds of animals who otherwise would have starved to death. In a nutshell, their every move considers how it will impact on our planet and all the sentient beings who need their protection.