Horizon Farm Trust is a Non Profit and Public Benefit Organisation registered in South Africa

Our Story

Horizon Farm is a residential home for intellectually impaired adults in KwaZulu-Natal which was born out of a dream in 1994 by a group of parents of mentally disabled young people who, realising that opportunities for training and employment for persons with disabilities were limited, set out to provide lifelong accommodation and meaningful occupation for mentally challenged adults.

Networking with various role players in the field of mental health highlighted the need for the services of a home for mentally disabled adults - this forms the core theme for adult services on Horizon Farm.

In January 2004 Horizon Farm Trust took occupation of a 32-acre farm in Shongweni. The property had been unoccupied for some ten years and the land was completely overgrown, mainly with invasive bush. And so the dream of Horizon Farm was founded.

The outdoor lifestyle offered by the farm, in combination with trained and dedicated staff, ensures meaningful occupation for 36 residents, opportunities, growth and development. Therapeutic intervention ranges from daily chores in the care for small animals, work in the grounds and the vegetable garden to the care for the horses on the farm. Animal assisted therapy and horse assisted therapy in particular are an important cornerstone for the services provided by Horizon Farm.

Furthermore, responsible entrepreneurship and financial sustainability are vital principles. Horizon Farm Trust is a registered charity with exemption from section 18(A) of the Income Tax Act.