Mina's Art Cafe & Farm Venue:

Minas Art Café & Farm VenueOnce the original old farmhouse and then later the farm shed and Mina'shouse, this newly renovated venue is charming with whitewashed walls, stripped old doors, and an old-fashioned front terraced garden with magnificent trees. Inside, a variety of textures such as old stonewall reveals, washed rustic latte ceilings, cement floors and piles of wood for the fireplace add interest to the simple white washed walls and give the venue a unique character. Able to accommodate up to 100 people comfortably, the venue is used for parties, weddings, art or other exhibitions, music performances or special gatherings. Catering on request.

Craft Centre:

There is also a craft centre on the farm where a range of decor products are woven from invasive plants. The co-operative members will welcome you to come and try out your ancient weaving skills. These woven products can also be purchased on the farm.
For more information, pictures or to place orders please email or phone us.

Indigenious Medicinal Plants:

The is a nursery on our premises where we grow indigenous medicinal plants. Here we also dry indigenous flowers and make medicinal teas. The following indigenous medicinal plants are available at Zwakala River Retreat:

  • Artemisia Afra;
  • Lippia Javanica;
  • Leonotus Leonorus;
  • Heliachrysum;
  • St. Johns Wort - Hypericum Revolatum


The river is perfect for swimming in and is renowned for it s clear waters and restorative qualities

Trout Fishing

There are  trout in the river and fishing is good

Mountain Bike trails

There are a number of marked mountain bike trails in the area.

Things to do in the area

Cheese farm

Wegraakbosch dairy – just up the road and well worth a visit

Cheerio and Sequoia Gardens

Largley exotic gardens which explode into a myriad of colours in the spring time.

Magoebaskloof Adventures

Canopy tours, kloofing, abseiling, river tubing and quad bikes.  Awesome adventure activites!

Hiking trails and walks

There are a number of walks to take from the farm and also a number of other marked trails in the area.