Within the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Overberg area constitutes the smallest plant kingdom in the world with the greatest number of different species, some 9000, of which many can be found nowhere else on earth. The Strandveld Agulhas Plain is significantly unique amongst the Overberg habitats being both rich in biodiversity and consisting mostly of Fynbos and Renosterveld. Additionally, of the 800 known species of Erica in the world more than 80% can be attributed to the Cape Floral Kingdom.
As a proud member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), Strandveld Vineyards aims to conserve and integrate delicate Fynbos ecosystems surrounding the vineyards. Integral in the farm’s commitment to protecting natural habitat was the removal of Port Jackson trees along the waterways and the successful eradication of 59 ha of invasive Pine trees. Buffer zones between crops are now found flourishing with an abundant range of flora, and aflutter with a wide variety of bird and insect life.