In 1990 Founder, Jeunesse Park, gathered a group of concerned individuals,representing the then major greening organisations in South Africa, who came together with the realisation that the real environmental crisis in this country centred on people, uplifting quality of life and addressing climate change. They recognized that a simple way of achieving this was through the greening of unhealthy, denuded and degraded landscapes. This was the birth of Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), the first (and still only) South African social enterprise that develops, promotes and facilitates greening, climate change action, food security and sustainable natural resource use and management, known as Trees for Africa until 2000.
Just off the N4 in Schoemanskloof, Mpumalanga, this rustic, down-to-earth guesthouse is 12.6 km from the Wonderkloof Nature Reserve and 52.3 km from the city of Nelspruit.
Rooms are laid-back, some with features like beaded doorways and bold prints for an eclectic touch, and log cabins have wood panelling. All have private balconies, tea and coffeemaking equipment, and en suite bathrooms (including some with free-standing tubs).
Breakfast is normally included in the price. The relaxed South African restaurant offers views from a tree-level balcony. The gardens feature a unique labyrinth design, and there’s an outdoor pool. The relaxed lounge has a fireplace and a library.
Happy Toes is a dynamic farm project, comprising a research and training Centre and an organic farm retreat.
We are dedicated to researching, implementing and teaching Permaculture, sustainable agriculture and related “earth first” techniques combining Organic Gardening, Animal Rotation Systems, Natural Building and Community Development.
Our focus is on integrated and “whole systems” designs with the intention of inspiring others to design and live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives… for ourselves.. our communities.. and our beautiful planet.
We are creating a centre of excellence and inspiration that will empower local communities and families – especially in rural areas – to create a self reliant, abundant, more secure and positive way of living.