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Porcupine Hills Guest Farm
Conservation Area
Habitat Reserve
Bot Rivier, Overberg District, Western Cape, South Africa
-34.1138889, 19.238333333333333


Porcupine Hills Guest and Olive Farm is situated about 1.5 hrs outside Cape Town, South Africa, on the Van der Stel Pass between Botrivier and Villiersdorp.  It offers a wide range of self-catering accommodation for a get-away, as well as being an event venue for weddings, social gatherings, workshops and retreats. 

The whole property is known as Diepklowe Private Nature Reserve and hosts a diverse range of flora and fauna as well as a Cape Nature hiking trail for day hikes - The Verreaux Trail, named for the pair of Black eagles that nest on the cliff.


Conservation Highlights:

  • Partnership with the Groendlandberg Conservancy
  • Stewardship Program through Cape Nature
  • Protecting endagnered Renosterveld
  • Geology onsite creates “ecotone” which attracts unique plant species, such as the exquisite spider orchid (Bartholina burmanniana)


Conservation Future Aims:

  1. Strategic plan for long term rehabilitation
  2. Ongoing alien vegetation removal
  3. Volunteer programme
  4. Collaboration and involvement with the Groenlandberg Conservancy with respect to the Botrivier alien clearing project


Contact Details:

Cha & Tony



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