Only 15% of Klipopmekaar is farmed, the other
85% is pristine Cederberg mountain wilderness
Only 15% of Klipopmekaar is farmed. The other 85% (over 5,000 hectares) is pristine Cederberg mountain wilderness at the heart of one of the most beautiful, species rich and bio-diverse regions in the world.
Leopard, duiker, klipspringers, aardvark, aardwolf, black eagles, tortoises, snakes, spiders, scorpions, and hundreds of species of fynbos flora and indigenous fauna live here in peace and harmony.
Given that rooibos is endemic to our wilderness, this biodiversity is of huge value to farming rooibos tea organically and in harmony with nature.
Rugged & untouched landscape
The Klipopmekaar wilderness is both rugged and untouched. There are very few paths and most walking is done with only the mountains, maps, stars and GPS to guide you. It’s a tough 4-day hike to circumnavigate the farm.
Klipopmekaar’s rivers and waterfalls cascade over some of the most geologically fascinating and enchanting valleys in the world. Beautiful potholes and exquisite crystal clear streams can be found in hidden valleys throughout the farm.
The water quality is excellent (for rooibos irrigation) and in stable supply as the catchment areas feeding the rivers and ground water aquifers are located within Klipopmekaar’s mountainous boundaries.