R 9 500 000
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164.8 ha Farm in Stilbaai

164.8 ha

This is your opportunity to own your own Private Nature Reserve!!!. Exclusively Mandated.

The property, which is located within the renowned Cape Floral Kingdom, was officially proclaimed a private nature reserve in 1994 on the basis of the remarkable range of habitats and high diversity of plant species. It is a unique floral reserve in that all the major plant communities of the Agulhas coastal plain occur in proximity to one another.

The meeting of different soil types (edaphic interfaces) is the driver of this diversity. All bio tones (a distinctive transition from one set of biota to another) can be seen on the numerous hiking trails on the reserve.

The following vegetation types are found on the reserve: Albertinia Sand Fynbos Canca Limestone Fynbos Eastern Ruens Shale Renosterveld Cape Lowland Freshwater Wetlands and Southern Cape Valley Thicket.

The Hannes Zaaiman Private Nature Reserve punches way above its relatively modest size in terms of its botanical and ecological importance, as the property conserves four vegetation types, including 3 that are threatened on a national basis. Conserving and managing a portion of this special area is thus a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the long-term survival of the ecological value inherent in this region

Nick Helme (Botanist)


There is a reliable supply of untreated calcium-rich water from a borehole and the Klipfontein fresh water spring on the property, which is shared with the neighboring farm.

INFRASTRUCTURE (can sleep about 15 at any given time)

Existing infrastructure on the nature reserve comprises a 228 m2 2-bedroom homestead and dormitory loft, a 200 m2 outbuilding that includes a Verandah Room rental unit, 2x garages, Conference and training center, there are two 51 m2 stone cottages overlooking the river, one of which is undergoing restoration after fire. Maybe the most important one to mention is the historical Shephards cottage. It is surely a piece of history to visit!!

Within the Agriculture Zone there is a staff house and various wildlife enclosures. All are served by piped water pumped from the spring and borehole. The homestead and outbuilding are connected to the electricity supply grid.


In 2017 the Hessequa Municipality approved a split land use classification in terms of the zoning scheme (Open Space IV and Agriculture I). The approved Spatial Development Plan provides for the addition of five small tourist cottages, along with the establishment of the wildlife rehabilitation center and sanctuary in the Agriculture zone.

There is also an option on the table to buy 50% shares in the reserve. Please contact me to discuss it.


The property is situated in the Hessequa Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa, 32 km from Riversdale via the N2 and R305 and 27 km from Still Bay (Stilbaai), including a 10 km stretch that is unsurfaced. The nearest airport is at George, 131 km away, and the distance to Cape Town International Airport is 300 km.

Property details

  • Listing number T4454244
  • Property type Farm
  • Erf size 164.8 ha
  • Rates and taxes R 100

Property features

  • Garages 1
  • Study
  • Kitchen
  • Garden Cottage
  • Guest Toilet
  • Irrigation System
  • Borehole

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