The owners/developers chose these surroundings after careful consideration of locality, accessibility, climate and historical value, as well as considering the economic need and/or lack of skilled individuals in the local and surrounding communities.
In short, the intended developments proposed for these farms include:
▪ A pecan nut production unit,
▪ An olive production unit,
▪ Alpaca llama breeding and production unit,
▪ Fresh produce production unit to supply the estate and surrounds
▪ Horticultural production unit for the growth of oil-rich herbs for pharmaceutical-grade oils,
▪ Houses to serve as accommodation for farm manager’s, staff and accredited trainers,
▪ A number of luxury houses, to be leased to local and international investors,
▪ An international school complex and associated staff quarters,
▪ Office park (an oil press, distiller, classes, research lab, packing & storage warehouse, offices)
▪ Houses for the owners and family members involved in the development,
▪ International spiritual retreat and wellness center and associated accommodation,
▪ Two wind turbine farms for the generation of electricity,
▪ The conservation of wetlands for endangered and Red Data-listed birds, and
▪ Creation of an accredited education, growth and upliftment hub, amongst others.
This approach of integrating agricultural and urban development together with education, training, physical health and spiritual wellness, upliftment and job creation all in one central hub is a unique concept in South Africa.