Our Story

Horizon Farm is a residential home for intellectually impaired / disabled adults in KwaZulu-Natal. The home was born out of a dream in 1994 by a group of parents of mentally and physically disabled dependents who set out to provide a home for their lifetime care and respite care from time to time. Horizon caters for the special needs adults with an entry age of 18 to 35 years (negotiable). Typical challenging conditions relate to Downs Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and Williams.

In 2004 Horizon Farm took occupation of a 32-acre farm in Shongweni/Gillitts and  so the dream of Horizon Farm was founded. The outdoor lifestyle offered by the farm, in combination with 23 trained and dedicated staff, ensures meaningful occupation for 38 residents, opportunities, growth and development.

Therapeutic intervention ranges from daily chores in the care for our small animals, work in the grounds, vegetable garden and pure enjoyment of our surroundings.

Horizon Farm Trust is a registered charity and home for disabled adults with exemption from section 18(A) of the Income Tax Act and responsible entrepreneurship and financial sustainability form core vital principles for the Trust.


Have fun with the residents and volunteer your services – daily activities like arts & crafts, reading, sport, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music & dancing, walks and horse therapy. Internships in respect of social welfare volunteers are also welcome.