More than 90% of the 3000ha farm is kept as a conservation area for wild fauna and flora.
A plant that grows in abundance is the Spekboom (Portulacaria afra). The Spekboom has enormous carbon-storing capabilities. Its capacity to offset harmful carbon emissions is compared to that of moist, subtropical forest.
This remarkable plant is unique in that it stores solar energy to photosynthesise at night.
This makes Spekboom thicket 10 times more effective per hectare at carbon fixing than any tropical rain forest. Each hectare can capture 4,2 tons of carbon yearly.