Colesberg, 9795 (no postal service)
Call: 082 816 5903 (Margie)
Email: margie@stoepzen.co.za

Antony and Margie Osler Margie & Antony Osler


A great website for the Karoo in general and support for Poplar Grove in particular, is the site of Chris Marais and Julienne Du Toit at www.karoospace.co.za



At Poplar Grove there is no charge for teaching Zen. Nor is there a charge for our children’s outreach. Following the ancient Buddhist tradition, we rely solely on the generosity of students and friends to support this work. In Zen this is called dana or generosity - the practice of appreciation. This can be in the form of goods or money.

Anyone wishing to support our activities here at Poplar Grove is welcome to contact Margie or to make a bank deposit using the banking details on this page. Thank you.


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Nedbank cheque account 1026781582
Branch code 140902


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Directions to Poplar Grove:

From Colesberg take the N9 towards Noupoort, Middelburg, Port Elizabeth for about 4 km. At the signpost ‘Oorlogspoort’ on the left side of the N9, turn left onto a gravel road and continue for about 24 km – over a railway line, through veld and farms, past a large gate on the left marked ‘Groenfontein’ with a homestead behind it, and past a further group of buildings about 1 km further on the left which is also part of Groenfontein farm. At a cattle grid about 500 metres further on from the second group of Groenfontein buildings there is a signboard for ‘Poplar Grove’ and ‘Nieuwefontein’ on the left side of the road – turn left there over the motor gate and go up the slope about 1 km. At a sign ‘Poplar Grove’ on your right, turn left over the motor gate edged with stone walls and follow the road for about 2 km directly into the Poplar Grove yard.



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GPS co-ordinates:

30° 53' 2" S 25° 12' 32" E

NB: Don’t follow the GPS instructions to Poplar Grove, as you are likely to end up behind a locked farm gate. Rather use the directions above.