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Seventeen hectares of natural peace

Forest, fynbos and farmland. Angels Rest Farm is a haven to relax in nature

In between exploring the glorious Garden Route, take in the atmosphere of our private forest, chill on the deck at the lily pond and get to know our friendly horses 

We love guests to explore our farm and enjoy it as much as we do

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You’ll find many natural secrets to discover at Angels Rest Farm. Sometimes we wonder if we’ve found them all. Or if we ever will.

Delicate forest orchids with long roots wrapped tightly around tree branches

Fire flies bringing magic to farm nights between September and December

Porcini mushrooms popping up after rain to provide the ultimate farm breakfast

Star-gazing around a camp fire in the boma. The milky way so clear

Magical full moon walks across the fields to find horses grazing quietly in the moonlight

Visiting wildlife; bush buck around the forest edge at daybreak and dusk; spoon bill, heron or hammerkop at the waterhole; forest buzzard and fish eagle overhead; the red flash of a Knysna loerie, porcupine quills in the forest, the nightjar calling and of course the occasional passing troop of chacma baboons or vervet monkeys

See our guidebook to plants and animals at Angels Rest Farm

FOREST BATHING

A walk in the forest is wonderful for mind, body and soul. The Japanese coined a phrase for the sense of well- being experienced while spending time in the heart of a forest …

Shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing” is based on ancient Buddhist practice and its philosophy is simple: go to a forest, walk slowly, breathe and open all your senses

There’s growing scientific evidence on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Forest walks decrease stress hormones, reduce blood pressure, decrease heart rate, decrease blood sugar levels and boost the immune system to name just a few

We’ve marked out some trails in our farm forest for guests to explore