Monakaladi Gardens

The Backyard Homestead

Get in touch with nature and experience the true essence of village and homestead life with us. The Backyard Homestead is there for our guests to get in touch with nature by experiencing a real farm to table journey.

Walk through the edible gardens, feed the chickens, harvest the strawberries or enjoy home-made lemon juice. No matter the season, there is always something exciting to do. Boasting over 20 edible trees, herbs, veggies and fruit plants, we keep growing, with the aim of achieving 100 edible plants in our gardens.

The Backyard Homestead also hosts a Boma with an outdoor fire pizza oven for guests to enjoy. Whether you’re hosting a team building session, or staying over at Monakaladi Gardens, or joining us for The Harvest Table lunch a walk through the homestead is sure to leave an impression.
We are also to produce the famous and loved traditional African beverage Gemere, a refreshing non-alcoholic ginger beer enjoyed. We grew up knowing that Gemere was a must have at all types of events, and recipes have been carried over for generations. We also produce indigenous tea, made from scientifically known herbs and shrubs Lippia Javanica, Artemisia and Mint found in rural villages all over South Africa.

For generations, before modern medicine became available, our grandparents always knew which herbs and plants to use for different common ailments, as well as for their social enjoyment.

With these products, we hope you not only enjoy your visit, but also take a piece of Monakaladi home with you.