New Assistant Farm Manager for Flower Valley

Flower Valley Farm welcomes a new assistant farm manager to the team – Mitch Afrika.

Mitch completed his Bachelor of Sciences in Conservation Ecology (NQF level equivalent to honours) at Stellenbosch University. He completed the Leadership for change and Graduate programme through the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development.

Originally from Robertson, Mitch made his move to the Overberg from Franschhoek – where he worked as the Environmental intern at Boschendal Wine Estate. Here his responsibilities included alien clearing management, habitat protection, trail maintenance and compost making.  

Mitch brings an extra set of skills to Flower Valley Farm: his love for teaching.

He has worked closely with the Maties Community Service at Stellenbosch University (as an Eendrag Community Service member), to teach basic skills to primary and high school learners. He is also a keen photographer.

Mitch undertakes a number of roles on Flower Valley Farm, including support in managing the farm, maintaining trails, and hosting tourists on the farm.

We’re very excited to have Mitch on the team and wish him only the best with his new journey.

Come for a fynbos-filled hike on Flower Valley Farm and Mitch would love to welcome you! 

Your own Erica ID kit:

There are around 660 Erica species in the Cape Floral Kingdom. On Flower Valley Farm, we’ve got 19 Erica species. (Most notably, you’ll find the Endangered Erica irregularis.) We’ve compiled an Erica ID kit of the main Erica species you’ll find in our area. And we’re making this kit available to those who have Adopted a Hectare on Flower Valley Farm.