Guests ask us this all the time as we are from South Africa and settled in Portugal in 2016. The truth is, we did not choose Portugal exactly: we had been looking for a property to convert into a retreat centre and searched in many countries on many continents, but it was in Portugal’s Ribatejo that we found our dream farm. From the moment we drove up the driveway and got out of the car, we knew we were home. We have made deep connections with truly wonderful people here; we love our new home country and are truly blessed to call this magical place home. Read more about our story here