Protected Areas Campaign

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

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

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

Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve

Nestled amongst the majestic mountains and fertile valleys of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Mooiplaas Wine Estate is well known for its environmentally friendly wines and its long-standing commitment to the conservation of the Cape Floristic Region. In 1995, Mooiplaas established a Private Nature Reserve dedicating 70 ha

Jakkalsfontein Nature Reserve

Jakkalsfontein Nature Reserve is located just a short drive from Cape Town, along South Africa’s beautiful and dramatic West Coast. Spanning over 1,800 hectares it is home to pristine fynbos, coastal dune vegetation, and wetland ecosystems, making it a haven for a wide variety of