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We need your green fingers on Mandela Day, 18 July!

As many of you may know, Safe House has steadily over the years been renovating some of its spaces to keep up with it’s evolving needs. Not only do we require more rooms and space to accommodate more women and children, we’ve also added a play therapy room for the kids – read more here.


“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.” – Nelson Mandela


Recently our building project got under way, and now where a huge container stood on our lawn for more than 5 years, we have an ugly patch of ground – what to do? As we already have a veggie garden out back, we’d love to start a garden, just for the pleasure of having some beautiful flowers and plants – but we need your help!


Join us on 18 July, as we dig in the dirt and get our hands dirty and our ROSE garden underway.


“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela


18 July is Mandela Day, a day we strive to do something meaningful. Planting a garden seems fitting. Here at Safe House we confronted with the ugliness of life on a daily basis. We see women who have lost their dignity and feel worthless, but just by being at our doorstep means that they have taken a major step, been brave enough, to leave. We would like the garden to serve as a reminder that there is still beauty in the world. That growth is possible and that they too will blossom again.


Let’s garden together and bring beauty back in the lives of the Safe House Women!

Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Time: From 9:00

Please call us 021-8832574  for directions if you don’t know where we are


What to bring

  • Gardening equipment for creating beddings, forks, spades all sizes
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Gardening shoes
  • Watering cans


Plant donations

  • Roses, all varieties in shades of pink and white
  • Butterfly bushes
  • Coral bells (bulbs)
  • Salvia bushes
  • Yarrow plants
  • Gaillardia
  • Bee balm plants


Bedding preparations

  • Bone meal
  • Compost / fertilizers


Safe House Stellenbosch is a safe haven for women fleeing domestic violence. We rely on donations and volunteers, if you you would like to get involved, please email us:

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