Nature Reserve FOR SALE

The unique Vaalkloof Private Nature Reserve is situated in the Western Cape of Southern Africa. The Reserve, sized 5500 hectares, lies on the northern side of the Bontberg Mountain range - height ranges from 1446m above sea level at the summit, to 640m above sea level on the flat plain of the Ceres Karoo. Vaalkloof lies east of Ceres and north of Touwsrivier. The Nature Reserve lies 180km from Cape Town and 60km from Ceres.

The Area

During summer the climate is warm and dry, with magnificent evenings. The valley is surrounded by mountain ranges which have the effect of blocking cloud, resulting in a very high level of sunshine. In the winter it can get cold, but not as wet and unpleasant as the rest of the Boland. The winter days are very pleasant with its picturesque backdrop of snow capped mountain peaks.

Vaalkloof is the largest Natural Heritage Site in the Western Cape with San rock paintings dating back many thousands of years. The property boasts spectacular 4X4 and hiking trails which add to its unique scenic offering.

Vaalkloof has an abundance of animal life, water holes and cribs provide excellent bird watching opportunities. The transition area between the Karoo and Fynbos biomes, supports a richer diversity of bird life than either of them in isolation. A Total of 149 bird species have been recorded to date.

In South Africa, Vaalkloof is the 15th largest site in the country. The property is owned by a European family who do not allow public access to the farm and use the farm as a majestic weekend retreat with friends and family.