The SpaceOur place is a Rural Family Home-stay. It is peaceful, remote and unique. There is lots of open space around to explore and you can take walks into pristine nature. We use creative building methods and materials. Life is simple and very rustic.There is no TV or WIFI. If you want, you can meet Zulu families or visit the community project that we are involved with. Guest AccessThere are two bathrooms which are shared by everybody. One is inside the main house off the veranda, and has a shower and toilet. The shower water is solar heated, so it means you have to take your shower when the water is hot. The other is an outside bathroom with a composting toilet and a cold shower. Most of the year it is hot enough that you will not mind a cold shower. You will need to bring your own laptop with USB modem or smart phone if you want internet or computer access. We suggest you bring a hard drive with movies you want to watch or a good book. Interaction with GuestsWhen you are here, you will find yourself in the midst of family life which includes friends that may be staying with us at the time. Everybody eats meals together and shares the veranda area, paddle pool and kitchen. Often there are visitors, plus garden work and other projects going on, so you won't feel alone! If you want to retreat and read (or write!) your book, you can easily do so. If you like to do exercise or yoga, say so, we might be keen to join you. We are always available to advise you on trips around the local beaches, game reserves and dive destinations. The NeighborhoodOur piece of land was given to us by an Induna (Zulu headman) who falls under the Chief. Our Induna is responsible for our small community of around 200 families, most of whom live a very traditional Zulu life. Some nights you can stand outside looking at the bright milky way and listening to the African drumbeat coming from across the valley. Our family is involved with the surrounding community through our involvement with the NGO, Barefoot Community Works (find us on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)). Furthermore, Charley is a karate instructor and trains kids from the community when he is not travelling the world for his job. We are at the edge of Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site. In our vicinity is Mabibi Beach, 9-mile Beach, Sodwana Bay (internationally renowned scuba diving destination), Kosi Bay, Mkuze Game Reserve, Tembe Elephant Park and much more. Walking distance (2 km) from us is Lake Sibaya, a pristine freshwater lake with a 75 km circumference. Getting AroundA 2x4 vehicle with good clearance would reach us and you will still be able to do lots. We are 13 km (30 minutes) from Mbazwana. We can do transfers but this is an extra charge. 4x4 is necessary to reach destinations like Mabibi beach, 9 mile beach and the eastern side of Lake Sibaya. Other Things to NoteThis is not the run of the mill, fit into a box kind of experience. Bring a head torch!