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 of the 243 ha farm to the conservation of endangered fynbos species and critically endangered Swartland Granite Renosterveld, and thereafter formally joined the CapeNature Stewardship programme.
The estate, which is also a WWF South Africa Conservation Champion, forms part of the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy, which it was instrumental in establishing in 2002 in collaboration with Koopmanskloof. The Conservancy is now made up of around 2000ha of farmland set aside by farmers in the district for the conservation of indigenous renosterveld.
Dating back to 1806, this historic estate offers visitors numerous opportunities to immerse themselves in the farm’s pristine natural beauty while enjoying its range of unique wines. Whether you’re a nature lover, mountain biker, hiker, wine enthusiast or just looking for a peaceful escape from the city, this beautiful estate is well worth a visit.
𝘛𝘔𝘍’𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 CapeNature’𝘴 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 Conservation Outcomes 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘔𝘰𝘰𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘢𝘴 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦.
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