Honeyville Eco-village and Nature Reserve

A vision to become a sustainable community in a biodiverse landscape


About About

Honeyville Eco-village and Nature Reserve is currently in the early development stages. It aspires to becoming an off grid, low impact, sustainable community and permaculture development in the Eastern Cape. Honeyville is one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, and 25 min from the coast between St Francis Bay and internationally known surf-hotspot Jeffery’s Bay.

Honeyville is situated inland from Humansdorp on the road to the magnificent Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve and World Heritage Site. Honeyville comprises approximately 800 Hectares of Fynbos vegetation and Subtropical Riverine thicket and includes one of the last remnants of threatened grassy fynbos. Forty Hectares of the land was previously used for agriculture and is arable and suitable for food gardens and permaculture development. The land has two perennial rivers, good soils and all year rainfall.

There will be two primary zones in Honeyville, a nature conservation zone and a development zone. The development node includes a limited number of sites for dwellings, and there are plans to undertake permaculture. The Nature Reserve will be managed under a Biodiversity Stewardship agreement with the Eastern Cape Parks Board’s Biodiversity Stewardship Programme. All dwelling sites are being sold on a freehold basis and each purchaser will obtain a separate Title Deed.


To create one of a series of significant conservation stepping stone sites between the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve and the ocean by incorporating a sustainable organic and permaculture enterprise and an indigenous knowledge site within a protected area.
And to create a self replicating, sustainable and integrated community in harmony with nature, with a high standard of living, in service of the world.

To sustainably manage the property chiefly for its biodiversity and ecological values, including the preservation of indigenous knowledge and, in a balanced manner, to create and manage a modern, self-sustaining permaculture village.
To bring together the breadth of South African diversity to consciously create and develop a holistic community that, like any natural system creates surplus energy in the form of human values, skills, products and people, that can be exported and shared with the surrounding communities, the country as a whole and eventually the whole world.

Please contact us for the guiding documents


For sale

Cottages and farm buildings, as well as vacant plots are available for purchase.

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John Barrett and Karo Vollaers


Eugen Straeuli

Plot 14, "Treading Lightly"

Vincent Parker

Wanderer and bird expert

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