About Riëtte Bryant


Riette with veld mushroom

Riëtte and her late husband, Jeremy, bought Kruistementvlei in 2001 when they decided to call off corporate life and embrace farm life. Together with their boys, Geoffrey and Casey, they worked towards a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle. Their love of the soil, people and adventure made for a good combination that led to the farm “organically” growing into an eco-guest farm.

Today Riëtte is continuing the legacy they built up. The short tours offered to guests aim to reconnect people to the natural systems that they take for granted: community, water, energy, and managing their “waste”. The various community projects run on the farm aim at sharing and growing everyone involved: library, youth, farmers market and workaway.

Living as close to nature as possible and happy to share this piece of paradise with others, is still Riëtte’s joy. “It has never been about how much profit we can make or how we can contribute to causes; it has always been about meaningful engagement with our community and the environment we live in.”