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Visits to working farms


The Western Cape's economy is, to a large extent, dependant on its diverse farming activities. Visit some of these farms, take part in some of the farming activities and meet the people of the country side.

  • Wine farm
  • Fruit farming
  • Protea export farm
  • Buchu farming
  • Pick your own berries
  • Olives
  • Wheat
  • Sheep
  • Cattle / dairy
  • Ostrich farming
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Eco-Information on the Western Cape, South Africa.
Although large mammals, like rhinoceros, lion, elephant, buffalo and hippopotamus occurred in the Western Cape in the 17th and 18th century, these unfortunately had to make way for civilisation. A number of reserves in the Western Cape have reintroduced these animals. However, when in Fynbos one should 'think small'.

The small-leaved, low-growing vegetation with very few trees is not very nutritious for large grazing animals, and one would rather find small browsers. The animal life has been adapted to the harsh conditions of long, dry and hot summers, cold and wet winters, unpalatable plants and frequent fires.

Bontebok is the rarest antelope species in South Africa, and endemic to the Western Cape. Other animals include Grysbok, Steenbok, Duiker, Klipspringer, Grey Rhebuck, Cape Mountain Zebra, Leopard, Chacma Baboon, Cape Clawless Otter, Rock Hyrax, Porcupine, and a number of mongoose species.