Camphill Village Country Market
Camphill Market

by Craig du Preez

Sunday 1st March 10am – 2pm

Come and experience all the goodness of Camphill Country Market this Sunday 1st March from 10am-2pm. This month we’ll be listening to the soft sounds of Marnus Daniel live on keyboard, for the first time using our outdoor stage to bring live music to our monthly markets.

The coffee shop and lunch table are cooking up some scrumptious delights for you to enjoy and as always  our bakery, dairy and farm are busy preparing the fresh Camphill products you have grown to know and love! And there will be something delicious, chocolatey and new from our dairy to try out too.  

Families can relax in the safe and tranquil country atmosphere with great food, kids’ entertainment, jumping castles, water slides, and tractor rides to explore the farm.

Then there are bargains from our charity shop, great reads among our second hand books, loads of crafts, jewellery and gourmet treats from our stallholders and a great sense of community.

Can’t wait? Neither can we. See you there!

This month’s artist - MARNUS DANIEL

Marnus Daniel was born on the 19th July 1985 in Pretoria and has been passionately playing piano since the age of 6.

At 14, Marnus began to  play professionally for Sun International at Mmabatho Sun and has never looked back. Marnus's music genre ranges from classical, oldies and modern rock to contemporary music and he knows how to create a perfect atmosphere for any occasion. He believes that it does matter what notes you play, but it is how you play them that matters most. Music is feeling!

Directions & contact details
Directions: From the N1 take the N7 towards Malmesbury, travel approx 35km.
At the sign “R304 Camphill Village / Atlantis” turn left, drive another 4,5km and we are on the left. 

Email or visit 

Contact 021 571 8600 & 8641 on market day  
Camphill to feature on Kwela – Kyknet TV
Camphill to feature on Kwela – Kyknet TV

by James Sleigh

Camera crew, producers and presenter ,Theresa Benade, spent a day at Camphill this week, experiencing what our residents experience on a daily basis. The day started at 6.00, filming the cows being milked, then witnessed the farm and dairy operations and the bakery team making bread. They interviewed some of the residents and some of the house leaders, as well as Janine and myself.

The team from Kyknet experienced lunch in a group home and had a chance to informally chat to residents and enjoy being part of the experience of a group home.

Everyone is waiting in eager anticipation to see what materialises from all the footage. The expected date of broadcast will be the 25th of March at 8.00pm, but we will send out a newsflash to confirm the date.
Camphill Chocolate Yoghurt and Granola Breakfast
Scrummilicious New Dairy Products

by Charl du Toit

Our dairy has started the new year with a burst of creativity and we’re about to launch some scrummilicious new products!

Taste our new chocolate yoghurt for the first time at the market this Sunday, or grab one of our breakfast on the go packs of full cream yoghurt and crunchy Camphill granola. Read more about the new products here.
Camphill Village Valentine's Dance 2015
Valentines Party

by Therese Sterten

On Valentine’s Day, we held a party in the Bay Leaf café. There was great music, lots of fun and dancing until late into the night.

This picture is of all the people who stayed until the end.
Sit in the shade this Market day.
Bringing a Little Sunshine

by Craig Du Preez

Create the space is the name of the game and our resident superstars have done just that!  

Elma Anderson, our Human Resources Manager, and Janine Strumpher, our Fundraiser, have transformed a very forgettable space with an abandoned swing and a drab looking bench into a lush fun zone for the people of Camphill Village West Coast.  This new improved area boasts lush green grass, three giant mushrooms, a tortoise and the allure and delight of a fairy forest.

It’s the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat or relax to your heart’s content. If you are out and about on market day it is by the Charity Gift Shop.
Fundraising Unite

by Janine Strumpher

On Wednesday 18th February the Camphill West Coast, School and Farming Community Fundraisers spent a day in Hermanus in training under Jill Ritchie. She is the absolute guru when it comes to the survival of non-profit organisations in tough times.

She taught us to at all times use the passion in our compassion as motivation when having to ask for funding, a wise way to stay motivated. For it is for our residents and the love we have for them that we do what we do.

We shared our ideas and frustrations and all walked away motivated and ready to face another challenging year. Thank you Jill, your input as always is of the utmost value.

A Man for All Seasons

by Antoinette Leman

Rudi Malan - new Camphill famerRudi Malan, the new Camphill Estate/Farm Manager, has eaten, drunk and slept farming all his life.   After he matriculated he did his (then mandatory) stint in the South African Army and went on to University to study.   He graduated with all sorts of degrees and diplomas and went out into the world to try to make it a better place.

He is still working to do that.   A man of deep faith, which drives him, even in adversity, to succeed where others have perhaps failed, he also has an impish sense of humour and a huge heart, encompassing not only the human race but also the animals with which he works.   He doesn’t suffer fools gladly, but will always listen to the “other side of the story” before making a decision.

His “better half” Lientjie, has a wonderful way with the residents and is the epitome of a lady.   It is wonderful to have them in Camphill, and to start 2015 with the promise of fat, shiny cows, huge amounts of milk and a garden which will provide food for all.

He sometimes appears like a modern-day Pied Piper, with a retinue of Residents in his wake.   He admitted, somewhat sheepishly (no pun intended), that cattle are his great love in farming.   Welcome to Camphill Rudi.

Shirley Wilson (1939 ~ )

by Shirley Wilson

Shirely WilsonI have been in Camphill for a very long time and I remember that my first house was Aquarius where I stayed with Veronica and Michael. I worked in the garden the whole day for many, many years. When I stopped working in the garden I came to Grange House in the mornings, where I helped my friend Gillian in the kitchen. Many different House leaders came and went at Grange (at least 9) and even my friend Gillian left and came back but I am still here.

In the afternoon I am at home, I am semi retired. I live in Sunset, independent and hope to be able to stay there.

I only remember that I stayed in 5 different houses, that I played Calimba with Nina and that always went to our own Library to take out books.

I am happy.
Earth Hour

Earth HourRemember Earth Hour is happening soon on Saturday 28th March 8-30pm - 9.30pm.

Join millions of people around the world in switching off your lights and showing your concern about climate change and finding sustainable solutions.
My School Card

My School Card

Support Camphill Village with a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card.
Every time you shop at Woolworths, Waltons,, ToysRUs and several other partners, a percentage of the amount goes to your MySchool beneficiaries.

If you don’t already have a card the application form is available on our website here.

If you already have a card, update your profile to include Camphill Village West Coast as one of your beneficiaries.

You can have up to three beneficiaries per card, so can support us at the same time as your school or other favourite charity.

Thank you – every little bit makes a difference!

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