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
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.
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.
You can now read all about us and our adventures at http://bluehillescape.blogspot.com/