1000 hills experience!


GPS Co-Ordinates:  -29° 44' 12.06", +30° 50' 22.21"  | 275 Inanda Rd Crestholme

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Set on a lush country hilltop is the earthy hub that is Stone Farm, home to African Sunrise. African Sunrise blends dynamic hands-on education, outreach and life skills programmes with an inviting home for inspired guests-something we like to call ‘active’ accommodation. Of course nothing should be without a laugh, so tying this all together is an enticing selection of fun and vibrant activities.

Twenty four years of caring creation have made this unique retreat the spacious and charming magnet it now is. Holding Durban at arm’s length and sat on the cusp of the popular Valley of 1000 Hills, the cooler climate is enjoyed by the thriving coffee and banana plantations, as well as a smorgasbord of flora. Indigenous and exotic, all are equally peppered with buzzing birdlife- vitality in an accent of tranquillity.

The facilities are geared for the spectrum of guests, with quality linen and well equipped self catering amenities. Arty rock cottages provide comfy double rooms, boasting clean en –suite bathrooms, for the sweethearts.
Compadres, or those just after a little more privacy can opt for a smaller boutique dorm or twin room, with access to indoor and outdoor ablutions.
For all the groups, lads and lass’s who are keen to get well involved, there are large, social dormitories adjacent ablutions that overlook a peaceful, forest view.
Camping is also on offer, with new facilities under construction.

African Sunrise aspires to progress as a vibrant Mecca for education, raw experience and continual development. This is maintained by converting individual effort into collective achievement, a fluid process of humble values, and it is upon these that African Sunrise and Stone Farm is built.

We encourage enthusiastic volunteers to view our Volunteer Programme Page now.
School groups and corporate workshops who are seeking team building, leadership coaching or just to vent some vigour outdoors, head this way.
And for every other curious traveller or weary relaxer, here is a chance to put the thrill back in chill, enjoy an authentic farm braai (barbecue for all our foreign guests), or grab a beer, kick back and do what South African’s do best.
Our Programmes:
With the passion and skill of acclaimed plant fundi Mr Ezio Gori, our budding Permaculture initiative, ‘Perma-with-a-Purpose’ is set to bloom!
Our Outreach programme is linked in with accredited NGO’s and charity organizations, and aims to make a significant impact on the developing communities in and around our area.
A syllabus for life, leadership, and health coaching, as well team building, is fast growing and holds much promise.
Our in-house projects are many! From our own sustainability project to ‘chop-shopping’ cars, we offer a wealth of activities. Together with our affiliates and their fun activities and exciting excursions, we energize the essence of development with the spirit of fun.


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