Farm 215- Private Nature Reserve is a sustainable destination in Uilkraal Valley, 20km from Gansbaai on the road to Cape Agulhas, Africa's Southern most point.More Info
Farm 215 – Private Nature Reserve is a sustainable destination in the Uilkraal Valley, 20 km from Gansbaai on the road to Cape Agulhas, Africa’s southernmost point. The retreat is accessed via a wobbly farm road which has a varying level of smoothness, but is always suitable for all normal cars.
A PLACE TO TREAD LIGHTLY
Far removed from the daily grind of life, farm 215 is a private, intimate and secluded retreat where you can enjoy spacious accommodation, tranquility, an overpowering sense of space and the unique nature of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the richest floral biome in the world. The retreat lies at the foot of “fynbos”-covered mountains in the middle of a pristine private nature reserve of 800 hectares and enjoys undisturbed views over the Agulhas Plains towards the ocean. The reserve is a Protected Area and a sanctuary for hundreds of rare, endemic and common fynbos plants of the threatened Cape Floral Kingdom, known for its weird and wonderful shapes and flowers.
The retreat of farm 215 is clearly off the beaten track in a very natural area and its buildings are in an isolated position. Nature rules supreme. Where all attention is given to the comfort and quality of the accommodation and its amenities, farm 215 is not a resort, but a place where people can retire in rural and natural surroundings in a down-to-earth and relaxed guesthouse.
The water that comes out of the tap is sourced from high up in the reserve and has the typical yellow-golden color of water from fynbos catchments, caused by tannins. The water source is in a pristine natural area and the water is not affected by any non-natural bodies. It is fully safe to drink and tastes fresh and delicious but there is always bottled (white) water in the room for those with a fear for natural water.
Farm 215 has been set up and is managed as a sustainable operation and is a Protected Area (PA) under the National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act. We place the integrity of the natural ecosystem around us in the first place and aim to keep the footprint of both ourselves and our guests as low as possible. Farm 215´s partner, the African Horse Company has its base station on farm 215 and the reserve is the first reforestation site of the Trees for Tourism program of the South African Reforestation Trust. Since 2017 farm 215 is in partnership with Fauna and Flora International.
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