cape town tour

Peace on Earth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

South Africa has a vast range of accommodation types, styles and standards and one of our many roles at Where It All Began is to shine a light on the lesser-known and more imaginative ones.

We were delighted to get an email from a past traveller of ours telling us about research he's doing for his PhD in botany about Khula Dharma.

It's quite hard to describe what this place is: both a fully sustainable farm, an eco-village and a B&B, it allows visitors to stay pretty much as long as they want so long as they contribute in some way to the running of the place and its development (and this does not necessarily need to be a financial contribution).

Everything is done in conjunction with and in direct support of the local community, turning around over-ploughed land and making it productive again.  'Khula' means 'grow' in the local language of isiXhosa and 'Dharma' is Sanskrit for 'the right path'- perhaps 'grow in a good way' would be a good translation?

Khula Dharma sits in the one of the world's most unspoilt and stunning coastlines, the Wild Coast near Haga Haga in the Eastern Cape.  Getting there from East London Airport is about an hour's drive and East London is about two hours by plane from Joburg.



How to tell if a wild animal is in fact wild.
Minimalist chic in Joburg's trendy Mellville

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Exceed House
Springfield Office Park
Belleville, Cape Town

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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.