KLEIN BOSCHKLOOF FARM –
EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES
Klein Boschkloof Farm is situated in the unspoilt Boskloof Valley
which borders onto the Cederberg Wilderness Area. The Jan Dissels
River, the only perennial river in the Cederberg, from which the
water supply to the farm is obtained, runs through the Boskloof
Valley and has its origin at Algeria in the Southern Cederberg. The
water is unpolluted and fit for human consumption.
Klein Boschkloof Farm has approximately 3000 orange trees from which
300 tons of oranges are harvested annually. Oranges are harvested in
May (Navels) and September (Valencia). Most (85%) of the citrus
harvested at Klein Boschkloof Farm are exported through a local
packing agent. Table grapes are also cultivated on the farm – it is
mainly sold through local outlets.
Other activities include swimming in the complex pool, mountain
biking, star gazing, birding (black eagles are regularly seen
soaring the sky). Small game such as Klipspringers, Steenbokkies,
porcupines, and even mountain tortoises are often spotted when
walking/driving down the Boskloof Road. Baboons are regularly seen
and heard. The complex pool is surrounded by indigenous shrubs and
trees – the red flowers of the Weeping boer-been trees (Schotia
brachyptala) attracts many of the beautiful malachite sun-bird.
A vast number of hiking trails are in close proximity - or simply
take a stroll down the Boskloof Road.
Fresh crayfish (in season) and fish can be purchased from the quay
at Lamberts Bay or Elands Bay.
Every year at spring (August to October) the Boskloof Valley,
Clanwilliam and Namaqualand shares in a colourful display of wild