Bokbaai (Buck Bay) was named after a rock formation that looks like the horns of an ibex. Its buildings were erected in the mid-18th century by the Dutch East India Company and served as a supply base for the merchant ships of that time. The pine tree that served as a landmark over 250 years ago still stands today. The 1,000-hectare farm is located 60 kilometers northwest of Cape Town. Because of its numerous native plants, the farm has been designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The owner originally planned on building an eco lodge in consultation with UNESCO; however, that project never came to fruition.
Credits: Ronald Hetzke