6 Peace of Eden Na­ture Lodge and Ve­gan Re­treat

Knysna

South African Country Life - - Country Escapes - Bron­wyn Mul­rooney

‘Nat­u­rally beau­ti­ful and a lit­tle wild’, is how host­ess Jen Har­vey-Butcher de­scribes Peace of Eden, an eco-friendly, ve­gan lodge in the forested heart of Rhee­nen­dal, Knysna. Its em­pha­sis is on re­lax­ation, re­ju­ve­na­tion and per­sonal re­dis­cov­ery in a nat­u­ral set­ting. Jen helps vis­i­tors de­sign their own unique ex­pe­ri­ences, with yoga, med­i­ta­tion, sound jour­neys and heal­ing breath­work. These ac­tiv­i­ties can be en­joyed at dif­fer­ent venues on the prop­erty, like the river­side or lily pond, in for­est clear­ings, or on the for­est deck where I blissed out on a sooth­ing re­flex­ol­ogy treat­ment. Aroma mas­sages, reiki and ki­ne­si­ol­ogy treat­ments are also avail­able. The re­treats are not the only things care­fully crafted – the food is too. At one of South Africa’s only ve­gan lodges, Jen prides her­self on a truly ar­ti­sanal ap­proach to cook­ing a solely plant-based cui­sine. A va­ri­ety of self-cater­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion is avail­able, from whim­si­cal cot­tages to rus­tic cab­ins and for­est tents. –

Septem­ber 2018

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