Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary
Villiera, together with land contributed by their neighbours (including Wild Clover Farm), have rehabilitated fallow land and created a wildlife sanctuary which is now home to a number of mammals including: Springbuck, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Bush Pig and Burchell’s Zebra, common Duiker and Grysbok. We also have Grey Rhebuck, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest and Kudu.
The Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Koelenhof and access is gained through Villiera’s vineyards. A game drive through the 220 hectares lasts approximately two hours. In 2011 Villiera removed all buildings in the wildlife sanctuary from the Eskom grid. These buildings are now powered by sun energy, gas and hydroelectric power.
It includes 12 dams plus marsh areas which attract a huge variety of bird-life. Indigenous trees are grown in old milk containers, plastic water bottles etc. by Villiera staff and then bought from them when a year old and planted out. Thousands of indigenous trees have also been donated by the Cape Garden Centre.
By May 2012 70 000 trees had been planted.
- Booking is essential, please phone +27.218652002/3 and ask for game drive bookings.