The farm is situated in the majestic Overberg (literally translated - over the mountains) region of the Western Cape approximately 100 kms east of Cape Town.
The Overberg region is home to the greatest concentration of different protea species found anywhere on earth.
At latitude 34° South the climate is typically "Mediterranean" with cold wet winters, snow on the higher mountains and hot dry summers. The farm is approximately 1400 ft (350 metres) above sea level. In summer the prevailing South Easter wind from the polar ice cap brings welcome relief.
Rainfall is approximately 400 mm per annum which falls mainly in the winter months from April to September.
Preservation of Biodiversity
Proteas cultivated at Cape Pride Proteas are grown on fields free of weedkillers
and artificial fertilizers. We maintain health and fertility using organic and
biological methods of farming. We strive to farm in harmony with nature and
to preserve and enhance the delicate balance of the environment. We are
actively involved in the management of land and natural resources to achieve
greater agricultural, environmental, social and ethical
sustainability. The farm is a haven for birds and guinea fowl
roam freely. Over one thousand indigenous trees have been planted.
Our farm is inspected regularly each month by an independent protea consultant. We also employ the services of a soil scientist and the Agricultural Research Council at Elsenburg. We have also instituted ongoing natural selection procedures to ensure flowers of premium quality and long vase life.
We actively participate in Producer Associations for sharing and exchanging knowledge, ideas and information.