Flower Valley Farm – Protecting our fynbos and fynbos animals
Flower Valley Farm, based just outside Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa, is a showcase for flourishing fynbos and well-functioning ecosystems. The 540-hectare farm is home to many critically endangered lowland fynbos species. It has been cleared of all invasive alien plants, which is followed up regularly.
But fynbos is more than a vegetation type: it is also the hiding place of many animals who’s existence depends on fynbos. Some of those endangered or rare species found on Flower Valley Farm – and that we actively work to protect through care for our farm, include:
What can you do on Flower Valley Farm?
When you get to Flower Valley Farm, firstly please check in at our reception, or at the Farm Manager’s house. There you’ll meet Flower Valley’s Marianna Afrikaner and other Flower Valley staff. Marianna can tell you about our offering on the farm. These include:
Hiking: Five hiking trails spread over the Farm – taking you through our often-threatened fynbos, and to our Stinkhoutsbos Forest (R60 per person).
Mountain biking: We have five trails to ride – and although they’re quite short, they’re technical and tough. We challenge you to conquer all five peaks in one day.
Plant: You can plant a tree at our Stinkhoutsbos Forest, as part of our restoration project – and leave your legacy here (R150 per tree; please book a day prior to your visit).
Adventure: Take a tractor ride through our fynbos – it’s loads of fun and a real thrill for the family (R80 per person; please book a day prior to your visit).
Please note: Flower Valley Farm is open between 9am and 4pm daily. However, we’re closed on: 25 & 26 December, and 1 January.
To chat to our Farm Manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tel. 028 388 0713.
Standard Tour Package
This tour group package includes a 15 minute welcome and introduction on Flower Valley Farm, coffee and tea & then the group can walk through the fynbos and enjoy the scenery. (R100 per person; please book prior to your visit). Picnics baskets can be organised with extra costs involved.
All-inclusive Tour Package
This tour group package includes a 30 minute presentation on Flower Valley by conservation staff, coffee and tea, a 30 min tractor ride & then the group can walk through the fynbos and enjoy the scenery. (R200 per person; please book prior to your visit). Picnics baskets can be organised with extra costs involved.