Blue Hill Escape

Accommodation and mountain fynbos reserve

Western Cape, South Africa


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About us

We are a family in custody of 2300 hectares of former livestock farm land in the far eastern reaches of the Little Karoo which we have turned into a Nature Reserve under the Cape Nature / Eastern Cape Parks stewardship program. We wish to preserve the area's endemic mountain fynbos vegetation and associated wildlife.

What we do
Blue Hill Escape is the guest accommodation available on the Blue Hill Nature Reserve. This is a small eco-tourism enterprise and we aim to give our guests a back-to-nature experience in a friendly and informal setting. We try to keep our impact on the environment and wildlife to a minimum by using as many of our own resources and produce as possible, recycling our waste, saving water and restricting car use on our property. Most food and other products are grown or bought locally and we contract people from the local community.

Conservation and research
Conservation is very important to us and we would like to contribute our bit to making this world a better place. We believe that conservation is not possible without proper monitoring and scientific research, so we offer placements to students from local universities which will have several benefits: The students advance in their career, we get information that helps us understand better what is needed to preserve this area and our guests will benefit from our knowledge. Positions are currently available.

Volunteer program
Our volunteer program is designed for people who would like to share our way of life and, depending on interests and abilities, contribute to our conservation efforts, sustainable living and eco-tourism enterprise.

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