In 2000 five friends purchased land near the coastal village of Haga Haga in the Eastern Cape. The land is about 8 km from the sea (with beautiful deserted beaches) and is just under 300 hectares of rolling ‘bush veld’ with lush greenbelts, bordered on by the Quko River. Geographically it is situated on the southern cusp of the sub-tropical climate region which allows for extensively diverse and year-round cultivation. From 2000 to 2003 the land rarely had more than two people living on it full-time. Then in 2003 two more committed pioneers arrived and the vision started to take shape… Up until 2008 we were still only 4 resident members with a regular flow of visitors and volunteers. In that time, with few hands and very little finance we managed to secure our water supply with a solar pump, we established a small garden, set up two bee hives, we built an outdoor compost toilet and eventually got to building three of our own natural dwellings. In 2007 an article about KD and the Global Ecovillage Movement was published in Biophile magazine. At the same time we had some much needed repair work done on our road. These two events, along with our resounding intention, created an energetic gateway for others to come and join us on our endeavour. 2008 was a pivotal year for us with people contacting us from many different countries with a wish to come and visit and possibly join. In 2009 we were seven resident members with two 4 year-old children, a toddler and a baby.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 10
Non-working Guests welcome, Work Exchange welcome, Volunteers welcome,