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This is Africa’s first rural enterprise campus. This unique educational facility focus on personal development and environmental sustainability. Here students from marginalized communities get the opportunity to receive quality tertiary education, which will prepare them for University.

Eden’s 2 year program is unique, in that it prepares students in such a way that they are actually enabled to participate in the South African economy when they graduate from Eden.

The key mission of Eden Campus: Uplifting young persons from impoverished, rural communities through education, entrepreneurial skills and relevant work experience.

Eden Campus is situated in the rural village of Karatara on the Garden Route. The campus opened in January 2006 as the first operation arm of the Karatara Project and produced its first and second graduate groups at the end of 2007 and 2008.

Eden Campus is an NGO and every student accepted receives two full scholarships, one for board and lodging and the other for educations.

We are focused on three bottom-line outcomes for our students:

When the students have completed our 2-year green business and academics bridging program;

  • They are able to apply for and enter a university to further their education or,
  • They are able to get a meaningful job and/or
  • They are able to start their own entrepreneurial business or franchise


The campus can be visited on appointment. Take N2 towards Sedgefield, take Ruigtevlei turn-off and follow the road for approcimately 12km until you reach a diversion in the road, take the Karatara turn-off to the left.Follow road for another 3km until it diverge into Hoogkraal and Karatara turn-off (take latter on your right hand side. This will take you to the Karatara Community. Eden Campus is visible from the Main Road.

Contact person: Steve Carver
Tel: 044 3562789
Cell: 073 225 0690
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