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. Farm 215 is a place to tread lightly: a place with a soul in a sea of flowers. The set-up of the lodge, though stretched out in the fynbos, is small-scale and has only 6 rooms and suites. The restaurant caters for all meals of the day. The 25 m lap pool is filled with mountain water.
Farm 215 has been set up and is managed as a sustainable operation and is certified by Fair Trade in Tourism (FTT). The lodge is located in an 800 ha reserve, which is an essential sanctuary of different vegetation types and is covered by hundreds of rare, threatened and common species of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the richest botanical biome in the world. Farm 215 places the integrity of the natural ecosystem in the first place and aims to keep the footprint of its operations as low as possible by using solar energy, water recycling, use of local produce, investing in research for a more sustainable lifestyle and growing its own vegetables. Farm 215´s partner, the African Horse Company, organising outrides and multi-day horse trails has its base station on farm 215. Farm 215 is home to the Centre for Appropriate Rural Technology (CART) and the SEC, the Skills Exchange Cooperative, focusing on early childhood development and community support in the area. The first reforestation site of the Trees for Tourism program of the South African Forest Trust is located in the reserve of farm 215.