Ramblers Rest

A wwoofing experience. Wake up in the middle of Frontier Country, near Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa. This homestead is 5 metres from one of many game reserves. Its enclosed and has loads of potential for someone wanting to live away from the city life.

It can accommodate one person and two if you pitch a tent outside. It has two small rooms,one with a built in fireplace. A small wash room with a toilet connected to a septic tank and a shower with basin.

It currently has wifi, electricty and water ( non running ). Water is only manually pumped and rain water is a must.

The garden has a chicken coop, small veggie garden and a compost heap.

If you would be interested in wwoofing and living in a fine establishment please contact us or apply on the wwoofing link,


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A truly amazing little creature experience. A spiny flower mantis decided to live on a single cannabis plant for 4 months, going from Autumn to Winter. He became very tame during that period and one could easily pick him up in your fingers and he would flutter his wings in a show of appreciation. He was there morning and night, rain or shine, even after heavy winds. he never left his plant once.

The adult has spiny structures on the underside of its abdomen, giving it its name. It is variable in colour, being typically greenish, but it can equally be yellowish, pinkish or reddish. It has a striking spiral “9” mark on its forewings providing a conspicuous eyespot in black, green and cream surrounded by a green patch. The hind wings are orange on the inner part and transparent on the outer part. The species is common in captivity and is easy to rear. Wiki

Over the few months he was resident, his colour changed from green – to whitish –  and finally to purple.

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With a growing worldwide extinction of many the worlds species due to climate change and less natural habitat to breed and live sustainable lives. Animals also have the added danger in rural and urban areas of dying from humans litter. Its great to see artists turn one mans litter into another woman’s fashion accessory!

I found this website that sells recycled products from artists and crafters around the world. From Africa to Asia, through to the America’s, ACX supplies quality original items for sale on their online shop.


Leather Label Messenger Bag
Indian craftspeople used lots of misprinted leather jeans
labels in this large messenger bag. A small security flap hides a zipper pocket on the large flap closure secured by Velcro. Lined in denim fabric, the inside has zipper that runs the length of the bag, creating secure second storage.
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Recycled Telephone Wire Bowl

This colorful decorative bowl is woven by artisans in South Africa from recycled telephone wire. It measures 4 inches across and 2 inches deep. The pattern of each bowl is slightly different; please allow for slight variations.
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Recycled Poptop Coin Purse

This innovative coin purse is made from reclaimed soda pop tops collected from schools. Each coin purse requires 120 pop tops. Cotton/rayon cord vertically connects the pop tops. Orange lining and zipper.
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