From R690 per person per night *Incl. Breakfast
Rosedale Organic Farm Bed & Breakfast is situated on a certified organic citrus farm in the beautiful, malaria-free area of Addo in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This B&B offers guests tranquil, secure and eco-friendly accommodation just 10 minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park, and 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport.
Our thatched cottages are nestled in the garden between indigenous shrubs and trees; they are comfortable and make for a terrific base from which to explore the region`s many attractions. We have a fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering guests. The kitchen is adjacent to a braai area, where guests can cook outside, and relax next to a roaring fire in the magnificence of African night skies.
Our natural swimming pool uses plants and natural processes to filter and clean the pool water so guests can enjoy a far safer swim knowing that the water is free from chlorine and other harsh chemicals.
Waking to birdsong, enjoying a hearty breakfast, relaxing on our organic farm and easy access to major tourist locations are only a few of the delights awaiting you at Rosedale Organic Farm Bed & Breakfast.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION ADDO
There are 2 comfortable Family Rooms, both with a double bed and 2 single beds, cots for infants are available on request. Our 2 Double Rooms have double beds and the 2 Twin Rooms each have 2 ¾ beds.
Two new rooms are also available – a double room and another twin, both under corrugated iron these two rooms have some wheelchair-friendly features.
All of the rooms have en-suite showers and we provide complimentary soaps and shampoos that are mild on the body and free of harmful chemicals. You can expect crisp, clean, quality linen and towels. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided in all rooms.
We do not offer evening meals, but are happy to refer guests to a nearby organic restaurant where game meat and vegetarian meals are prepared. There is also a communal braai area and kitchen for al fresco dining. Wi-Fi is available free to all guests on the deck.
Activities: Guests can enjoy our natural swimming pool, spend time bird watching as over 60 species have been identified on the farm or join us for an hour long farm tour. There are many nearby attractions in the Valley, which your friendly hosts will gladly advise you on.
GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
♡ Green Cleaning
♡ Local & Organic
♡ Responsible Bbody Products
♡ Water Wise Practices
♡ Sustainable Energy Acumen
♡ Eco Architecture
We recycle metal, glass and paper and our food waste is composted. We are involved in a recycling project aimed at establishing a plastic recycling depot in the valley that will also create job opportunities. Our outdoor furniture has been made from upcycling packing cases used in the motor industry, and roof timbers recycled from demolished buildings. Furniture made from recycled plastic is also used.
We only use organically certified, biodegradable cleaning products, so as not to destroy the bacteria in the anaerobic digesters. Our linen is all washed in these ‘green’ products, which are safe and effective cleaners.
We only make us of responsible body products; all soaps and shampoos are made from the mildest natural ingredients and are organic.
We grow and source as much local and organic produce as we can. Our citrus juices and marmalades are from our own harvest and made on the farm. We serve homemade bread made from organic wheat ground on the farm (always a sensations with our guests). Our cheese is from a local cheesemaker; our yoghurts, butter, eggs and game sausage, when available, are all organic. Our local dark and delicious organic honey is made from the indigenous valley thicket. Filter coffee and teas are organic and sourced locally wherever possible.
The water at Rosedale Organic Farm Bed & Breakfast is completely self-sufficient as we harvest rainwater for drinking and cooking, we store water in an underground tank and bath water is sourced from the irrigation dams, and purified on-site before being pumped into the system. This system relies predominately on natural sedimentation, resulting in a minimal use of chemicals.
Grey water from bathing and other uses goes to French drains, which irrigate our windbreak trees. Brown water is passed through an anaerobic digester, and then into French drains, which lead to the windbreak trees.
In an effort to save water we have installed flow restrictors on our showerheads which still allow for a refreshing shower but minimize wastage as does the toilets with optional high and low volume flushing mechanisms.
The cottages have been designed to have a low energy demand; large windows allow for beautiful natural light, the thatched roofs are a delight to sleep beneath but also retain heat in winter and stay cool in summer, water is heated by solar geysers and we make us of low wattage energy saving lamps indoors and solar-powered lamps on the outdoor pathways.
Many environmentally-friendly efforts went into the construction of the rooms which are all made from clay bricks that were made by a company that fires the bricks using industrial waste instead of coal. The interior walls of all the rooms have been painted with safer low VOC paint. Wood for the poles, doors and windows came from a FSC approved, sustainably managed timber plantation. We opted for thatch as a roofing solution because it is a renewable resource provides excellent insulation and is aesthetically pleasing.
Our citrus farm produce is certified organic; we have a safe, pesticide-free environment and aim to keep it simple and natural.
The farm uses a bio-diesel blend to reduce our carbon footprint even more.