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Botterbaksgat Farm
Botterbaksgat Farm
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Riversdale Road F48-F49, Riversdale, Western Cape, ZA
Climate zone:
Semi Arid

Claire Luchkina Grant Van der Merwe karen noon Lee Recca Marney Morgan neil graham Ryno le Grange Shaun Kotze Somesh De Swardt Souheil Guermani Valentin Grasso Vaughn Cross Yvandro Reynolds
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Botterbaksgat Farm

Project Type

Rural, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Botterbaksgat Farm strives to create a model for the production of healthy, ethical and natural foods in a sustainable way while promoting the well-being of all living entities involved.

Project Description

Botterbaksgat farm is about 100ha and has been farmed for the last 150 years. We acquired the property in 1998 when it was in a severely degraded state (at the point of desertification). It has been our intention to restore the area to it's natural beauty. The farm has been left unused for 15 years to allow it to recover from the disastrous effects of overproduction. In November 2012 we took the decision to create a small and economically sustainable paradise from this farm based on permaculture principles. 

We produce high-quality and natural meat from animals that are loved and treated with respect. They are raised only on natural vegetation and herbal remedies are used in the rare event of disease. 
We also offer workshops that focus on the holistic view of a sustainable lifestyle such as building techniques, herbal remedies, self-awareness, water retention techniques, etc.


Turning Permaculture into a business

We have been working hard to establish a working permaculture environment on our farm and the results are becoming increasingly visible. The next step in our adventure is to establish a business that allows us to generate an income from our efforts. That

Posted over 9 years ago (3 comments)

In love with nature

It is our intention to provide the best possible living conditions for our animals. They are all free, loved en cared for while trying to create a living environment conform their breed. They are not pets but animals living their lives as it was supposed

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Solar Power

Finally electricity is available.

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Restoration project

First step is being able to live on the farm which means restoring a 100 year old school building into a proper living space, our house

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)
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