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Flower Valley Farm

Flower Valley Farm is the home of Flower Valley Conservation Trust. It’s a Fynbos Reserve – a 540-hectare property based just outside the town of Gansbaai (close to Hermanus) in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Here you’ll experience flourishing fynbos and forests:

Sandstone Fynbos

A walk through our upper slopes will lead you through Critically Endangered Overberg Sandstone Fynbos – characterised by Proteas, Ericas and Restios.

Agulhas Limestone Fynbos

Closer to the farmstead, you’ll find Agulhas Limestone Fynbos (listed as Vulnerable) – dominated by taller proteoid shrubland.

Afromontane indigenous forest

Our Afromontane indigenous forest, called the Stinkhoutsbos Forest, is located in a valley on the farm. The tall ancient trees here are made up of Olinia ventosa, Rapanea melanophloeos and Celtis Africana – and are reminiscent (albeit smaller in size) of the great forests of the south coast.

Wetland patches

Our wetland patches are connected to our perennial streams – providing water for our wildlife throughout the year (many are fed by a permanent spring).

Flower Valley Farm

400+

There are more than 400 fynbos species on Flower Valley Farm – many Critically Endangered, and some ONLY found on our Fynbos Reserve and surrounds, and nowhere else globally.

Wildlife

Flower Valley Farm also provides a sanctuary to many wildlife species

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Conservation Stories

#EnvironmentDay quiz: Do you know your fynbos?

#EnvironmentDay quiz: Do you know your fynbos?

How well do you know your fynbos? This Environment Day (Friday 5 June), the world takes Time for Nature (2020’s theme). So take a moment to test your fynbos knowledge (there are just 10 super quick questions). Do it simply #ForNature.

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Fynbos foodie options and their medicinal benefits

Fynbos foodie options and their medicinal benefits

Fynbos offers a number of tasty foodie options. So on World Food Day (16 October), we’re taking a slightly different view of fynbos – to see how to use fynbos in food (responsibly, of course), and some of the medicinal benefits.

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Meet Daylene, our SHP field monitor

Meet Daylene, our SHP field monitor

The Sustainable Harvesting team has received additional support to test new fynbos monitoring methods. A field monitor, Daylene van Riet has joined the team. She will now work with fynbos harvesters who are members of the Sustainable Harvesting Programme, together testing the field monitoring method and capturing fynbos harvesting data. 

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Fynbos faces extreme threats.

Many fynbos species have already gone extinct.

Others literally stand on the brink of extinction.

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Fynbos faces extreme threats. Many fynbos species have already gone extinct. Others literally stand on the brink of extinction. Act today, to stop the extinction spiral of this truly South African floral heritage.

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