Apura - Pure Organic is situated on Konigsberg, the Trautman Farm, just outside Gansbaai.
The Trautman family has a rich history in fishing and agriculture that dates back over a century. These strong ties, to ocean and earth, culminated in the birth of Apura.
“We journey to a new and quiet haven,
Where restless, weary barques sojourn awhile,
Till yielding clouds give way to milder sunshine
As peaceful as the soul on which they smile.”
Apura uses the aquaponics system farming method to cultivate fruit and vegetables.
A combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) is used together in one integrated system. Microorganisms and protozoa turn fish waste into nitrates that then act as food for the plants.
The primary benefits of aquaponics are:
Did you know?
The reason chemicals and pesticides aren’t used in aquaponic farming is that using them would destroy the natural balance of the aquaponic system and would result in the fish dying. Apura is proud to be 100% pure organic!