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We have listings on “Airbnb” and “Safari Now” for our self-catering artist's retreat, at a daily rate of about R550 for 4 people, but realise that artists visiting Pretoria, or those who live in the city and need some time away from their regular routine, may need to spend their funds on art materials rather than accommodation. We would also like our retreat to accommodate many happy guests.

As a result, we have launched an “exchange-an-artwork-for-a-stay” program, which would allow artists to leave us with a sellable artwork/s, worth at least the value of their stay, in exchange.

A service levy of R300 per week (or for a shorter stay) is charged to allow for the preparation of the retreat wrt linen, flowers, filter coffee/tea, nibbles, hand-made soap etc.

Please note that as this is still a business, and we have overheads to pay, paying guests may stay for up to 2 months, but the exchange system is for a maximum of 10 days per booking.

For a personalised (exchange) booking, please contact me directly to make arrangements. Zelda: 083 456 3697

Our Facebook page is:

If you would like to make a paid booking via Airbnb, here are the details:

The information follows below, as do the images of the retreat, the pool and the owner/artist’s studio:

General information

A rural artist's retreat east of Pretoria, only 15 min by car from Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre (near Nkwe, Klitsgras and Fijnwyn). Ideal as a weekend getaway from the city without being too far from the bright lights.

Also a quiet recovery spot for international travellers to find their feet before exploring the rest of the country.

Eclectically furnished and decorated with original artworks. On an 8.5 hectare smallholding that includes the artist's home and sculpture studio. The retreat has 2 bedrooms with double beds, and sleeps 4 in total. The retreat has 1 ½ bathrooms (shared) and a fully-fitted kitchen.

The space

Due to the fragile nature of the artworks, no children under the age of 12 allowed. No pets or parties. No smoking inside. A minimum stay of 2 days.

Guests have their own large veranda with braai (barbeque) facilities and are welcome to use the pool at the house. The retreat is furnished with books, games and puzzles. No television or wifi, but there is cellphone/data signal. There is space to park and an alarm system.

Interaction with guests

The cottage/retreat is about 200m from the main house and the sculpture studio, to allow for privacy.


Zelda Stroud

083 456 3697

Facebook Page

If you would like to make a paid booking via Airbnb:

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