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Klein Houwhoek Private Nature Reserve

Proclaimed in 1999, the Klein Houwhoek Private Nature Reserve spans 1150.41 hectares and holds considerable connectivity and strategic importance in the local landscape. As the only formally protected link between the Groenlandberg and Houwhoek Nature Reserves, the Reserve plays a critical role in completing the

Thandi Conservation Area

Nestled in the picturesque Elgin Valley you will find the beautiful Thandi Wine Estate, renowned for being the world’s first wine brand to achieve Fairtrade certification. The farm is owned by the Lebanon Fruit Farm Trust, a remarkable Land Reform project started in 1996 to

Fairview-Diamant Conservation Area

The Fairview-Diamant Conservation Area spans approximately 39ha and is home to Endangered Boland Granite Fynbos, as well as a small fragment of Critically Endangered Swartland Granite Renosterveld. Sitting adjacent to unfragmented critically endangered vegetation on neighbouring properties and linked to Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, its

Kanolvlei Conservation Area

In the Slanghoek Valley, renowned for its rugged landscapes and picturesque vineyards, you will find the Kanolvlei Conservation Area which forms part of the Opstal Estate. This beautiful property has been under the stewardship of the same family for seven generations. Through long-term, proactive initiatives,

De Rust Nature Reserve

Situated in the picturesque Elgin Valley, just an hour's drive from Cape Town, you will find  Paul Clüver Family Wines and the De Rust Estate. For over 120 years, The Clüver family has been farming in the Elgin Valley, and has always placed great emphasis

Fynbos on the Edge

𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲-𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 Last week saw the launch of a first-of-its-kind nature-based tourism experience in the Northern Cape — the 𝙑𝙞𝙖 𝙁𝙚𝙧𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙖: 𝙁𝙮𝙣𝙗𝙤𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙀𝙙𝙜𝙚, an iron trail along the cliffs of Oorlogskloof Gorge. Situated on Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm on the Bokkeveld

Platbos Conservation Area

Platbos Conservation Area protects one of the best-kept secrets in the magnificent Slanghoek Valley. Surrounded by the majestic Slanghoek Mountains, the reserve conserves beautiful indigenous forests and fynbos. In 2007, a 74ha portion of Slanghoek Mountain Resort was set aside under a Biodiversity Agreement with

Celebrating Our Pride Programme Champions

On Saturday, 18 November 2023, project executants, beneficiaries, families and friends came together to celebrate the Table Mountain Fund Pride Programme. We spent an incredibly moving day together celebrating our fynbos champions – individuals and organisations who have been instrumental in facilitating and nurturing long-lasting

Ruwami Private Nature Reserve

In the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, 10 kms from Botrivier, you will find the beautiful Ruwami Private Nature Reserve. Proclaimed in 2000, this 423ha Nature Reserve forms part of the larger Honingklip property, which is owned by Maryke and Robert Middelmann, and managed

Koopmanskloof Private Nature Reserve

Set in the majestic Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, Koopmanskloof is a beautiful and historic wine farm dating back to 1777. While the farm is synonymous with great wines, Koopmanskloof is also well known for its dedication to the conservation and restoration of the Cape Floristic