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The Earthrise lodge

EarthRise Mountain Lodge lies in a secluded valley at the heart of the cherry growing district, in the highlands of the Eastern Free State. Enveloped by the Maluti mountains and a quiet ensemble of birdsong, cicadas, local animals and the occasional tractor, it epitomises tranquility. Surrounded by the beauty of […]


Meet the trustees

The founding Trustees of Earthrise will bring into the Rustlers Valley Development Initiative their collective knowledge and experience in building effective organisations and movements to build a model agri-village that intentionally integrates economic, social, cultural and environmental dimensions of sustainability in community life and in harmony with nature. By combining […]


Creating a retreat & development hub

Earthrise Trustees have hosted leaders and senior staff from a range of organisations involved in development facilitation, social justice and environmental protection at the farm. The goal is simple: to help create societies which have at their core, the needs, aspirations and interests of the people. We seek to build […]