Farm 215 is an excellent example of sustainable tourism and illustrates perfectly the new generation of eco-friendly accommodations in South Africa. Accredited by the Fair Trade Tourism association and winner of the Cape Fox Award 2007 for best management of land in the Western Cape they have rehabilitated an old farm to transform it into a pristine 800 hectares nature reserve hidden in the middle of the beautiful Cape Floral Kingdom.
Everything is done to preserve as much as possible the environment and limit the footprints left. The spacious Fynbos suites operate with solar power, waste and water recycling and bio degradable detergents. The delicious 3 course dinners are made with ingredients sourced in the local farms and organic products. The integrity of the natural ecosystem is protected; the water-ways are cleared from alien vegetation and re-forested with indigenous species to restore the original flow of the streams.
Farm 215 is a very good starting point for a horse trail ranging from 1 hour to a few days with African Horse Company whose horses gallop freely amongst the proteas and fynbos of the reserve.
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