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About Farm Sanctuary SA



Welcome to Farm Sanctuary SA, where we aim to create an authentic and peaceful environment in order to inspire a kinder, more sustainable world.

While the farm was initially established in 1890, it was bought in 2014 by German businessman Harald Seick and animal-lover Joanne Lefson who developed the derelict farm into the inspiring destination it is today. The farm is home to Farm Sanctuary SA - a registered non-profit organisation that rescues farm animals and inspires a kinder more sustainable world. Leading the mission is famous painting pig ‘Pigcasso’ who was rescued from a slaughterhouse in 2016 and who sells artworks across the globe in order to sustain the rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the animal sanctuary.

Adjacent to Farm Sanctuary SA is La Villa Retreat boutique guest farm, comprising of 12 guest rooms ranging from a rustic farm stay to an exclusive and luxurious guesthouse.  

At Farm Sanctuary SA, we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference. You are invited to come and stay with us and to experience the warmth and wonder that is Farm Sanctuary SA in the heart of the Franschhoek valley. Retreat into nature and let our welcoming hospitality nurture and restore your senses on this authentic and inspiring farm.

Barn at Farm SanctuaryPigcasso Wine eat Farm Sanctuary
Pigcasso in barn at Farm Sanctuary

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Rescue Chicks At Farm Sanctuary SA
Rescue Chicks At Farm Sanctuary SA
Pigcasso Barn At Farm Sanctuary SA
Pigcasso Wine At Farm Sanctuary SA
Pigcasso Barn At Farm Sanctuary SA
Rescue Cow At Farm Sanctuary SA
Rescue Cow At Farm Sanctuary SA
Rescue Cow At Farm Sanctuary SA
Rescue Animals in barn at Farm Sanctuary SA
Pigcasso at farm sanctuaryPigcasso at farm sanctuary



Here at Farm Sanctuary SA, where we're on a mission to create a connection between farm animals and the food we eat. Our planet is home to billions of sentient beings, most of which are farmed animals that are bred and tortured within industrialised facilities called 'factory farms'. These animals are denied the basic freedom to exhibit their natural individual behaviours, and we believe that this is unacceptable.

But the problem is not just about animal welfare. Intensive animal farming is also the leading cause of climate change. At Farm Sanctuary SA, we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference by making conscious choices about the food we eat. By choosing plant-based options, we can reduce wide-scale animal cruelty and motivate agribusiness to introduce sustainable alternatives to their existing meat and dairy products.

Which is why we’re inviting you to join us in taking a stand against modern factory farming practices. Get informed about the choices you make and visit our website to learn more about how you can help create a more compassionate and sustainable world for all. Together, we can make a difference - one meal at a time.

Be the change you want to see in the world.



Farm Sanctuary SA believes in a world without factory farming; a food system that preserves our environment, values our health and respects sentient beings. There are many ways to support this mission at Farm Sanctuary SA. You can invest in an original Pigcasso, plant a tree at the sanctuary, sponsor a farm animal or simply make a donation and feed our rescued animals. Whatever you do, your donation and support enable us to grow our vision through education, rescue operations and wide scale marketing collaborations.

Thank you for your support. Together, we can make it possible, and we look forward to welcoming you at the sanctuary and sharing our mission with you.


Account Name:  Farm Sanctuary SA  
Bank:  Nedbank
Branch:  Claremont
Account Number:  1108161049  
Branch Code:  104609

Please use your name as reference and email us to notify us of your donation.