Your hosts at Sandberg Fynbos Reserve are Gerhard van Deventer and Professor William Stafford.
William Stafford is a life scientist with over twenty years of research and development experience in the diverse fields of biochemistry, microbial ecology, systems biology, bioenergy, permaculture, holistic resource management, industrial ecology and sustainability science. He is also an extraordinary associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University.
Gerhard van Deventer has worked closely with fynbos landscape conservation organisations and has an extensive background in botany, fynbos ecology and guiding.
Sandberg Fynbos Reserve offers educational guided fynbos safaris where you will be introduced to rare and unique fynbos species.
Please note that the guided fynbos safaris are by appointment only.
Sandberg Fynbos Reserve is proud to be the home of the rare Hottentot buttonquail (Turnix hottentottus) as well as a myriad of other bird species.
Regular guided birding tours are offered by guest guides who are specialists in their field.
For more information about the dates and cost of guided birding tours, contact Sandberg Fynbos Reserve directly.
Sandberg Fynbos Reserve has three magnificent hiking and MTB trails showcasing the beauty and natural splendour of the region.
Sandberg Fynbos Reserve has two self-drive safari routes.
Sandberg Fynbos Reserve charges a conservation entrance fee of:
What to Bring
Sandberg Fynbos Reserve hosts an annual natural building course which is held by The Natural Building Collective.
The Natural Building Collective
The project is dedicated to educating people about the potential of sustainable building and the course focusses on restorations and new builds using natural building materials that include cob, adobe brick, rammed earth, straw bale, tyres, sandbags and recycled materials.
For more information on the course dates and cost, contact Sandberg Fynbos Reserve directly.
Vleiroos Cottage is a rustic two-bedroom self-catering hideaway on Sandberg Fynbos Reserve.
The cottage is set in lush natural surroundings and has a covered patio with a relaxed seating and braai area. There is a farm-style kitchen and lounge area with a large indoor fireplace.
The first bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms share a bathroom with a bath, basin and toilet. There is an outdoor shower.
Find contact details for Vleiroos Cottage here.