I bought the land cheaply when I was 21 with little inheritance money. People thought I was crazy as the land was infested with alien vegetation, I had no money, no means to get here, and no idea where I would be in 5-10 years. However, it ended up being one of the best decisions of my life. My parents, who were initially very much against the idea, have since become some of my best supporters, and my mum has provided much-needed financial assistance where needed
Countless friends have, over the years, offered their various services to help create the thriving space that Wild Fox Hill is today
I am currently part of an inspired community based in Virginia whose vision is to support people around the world to build communities that allow life to thrive
Guests are encouraged to put their organic waste in separate containers.
We heat water for guests hot showers and baths through the abundance of local wood – rather than burn the stacks of brush.
We recycle glass bottles.
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An environmental educator, researcher by profession, Helen bought this piece of land when she was 21 years old. Since then she has inspired and empowered people to become a beneficial presence for the earth. By living an off the grid lifestyle she aims to show people the wonderful possibilities available
We are currently developing a programme that will invite guests to enjoy a range of experiences that will connect them deeper to themselves, people in their group and the earth
We are adopting two long female donkeys who will become part of the family at Wild Fox Hill. We aim to offer children donkey cart rides and adults overnight hikes with donkeys (who will carry their bags)
Our mission reads - 'Earth Aligned Practices in place'
We took a decision to be completely off grid, where we rely on the sun to power our home and accommodation and the rain for water.
We plant indigenous plants and try and mimic the local ecosystems. We are a founder and leader on ARI (Amatola Regenerative Institute), which focuses on protecting the precious and diverse ecosystems in the area
We are establishing an Earth Wisdom School that supports children, scholars and people of faith to be inspired and empowered to be a beneficial presence for the earth
We are setting up a research hub here at Wild Fox Hill where university students can come and contribute to filling in the necessary knowledge gaps to help our community become increasingly socially-ecological resilient
Wild Fox Hill is located in a very beautiful, nature filled and quite part of the world that gives people the opportunity to enjoy deep sleeps, rest, reflection and rejuvenation. The drinking water is delicious and healthy and guests can enjoy a selection of herbs, free range eggs and berries in season. We also show guests some of the wild plants they can eat
We are currently designing a programme that will invite guests on a journey of deeper self reflection and encouragement
panoramic views of Hogsback with lush forests and rolling hills
Wild Fox Hill, Plajieskraal road, Plajieskraal, Hogsback, 5721