The 1,000-hectare conservation estate was established as part of the estate’s commitment to the conservation, preservation and rehabilitation of the indigenous flora and fauna as this area contains many endangered species.
It has been placed under the stewardship of CapeNature in perpetuity. Schalkenbosch is committed to sustainable farming methods, waterwise management, minimal chemical intervention in the vineyards and in wine production, as well as the eradication of alien species, prevention of soil erosion and the re-introduction of animals that are endemic to the region.
Area conserved: 1 000 ha
Membership date: 1 April 2006