Herold Meander Farm
Herold Meander is a private black-owned and compliant entity for development on portions of private land in Herold that are suitable for Honeybush tea, proteas, aquaculture (rainbow trout) & aquaponics, agro-processing and potentially hemp/cannabis. Herold is a secluded little rural settlement. It is culturally and historically significant and has the potential to establish sustainable rural livelihoods in a picturesque little tourism village situated on a working farm. Our Herold Meander farm is situated halfway between George and Oudtshoorn and can be accessed either via the scenic and unaltered historic Montagu Pass or via Route 62 or via the Outeniqua Pass. It is situated within the Cape Floral Region that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as within the Garden Route UNESCO declared Biosphere Reserve.
We are developing a once abandoned and derelict private farm (156ha in size) into a functional and sustainable Agri-Village in an incremental and phased approach. The primary focusses of the project are agriculture on 80ha of irrigated land and agro-processing, while agri-tourism is the secondary focus. We are currently cultivating Honeybush tea and proteas, while a nursery has been established to ensure a sustainable supply of Honeybush seedlings and protea cuttings. Agro-processing facilities are being planned for our Honeybush tea and proteas. Our agri-tourism initiatives are to accentuate the local tourism attractions and create opportunities for rural development.
Herold consists of a combination of private farms as township establishment never took place in the area. We are committed to establish an integrated and sustainable Agri-Village by obtaining all the development approvals. The Herold area possesses the following Social Infrastructure:
- Two government schools a mere 650m apart.
- A Post Office and Shop with ATM.
- Four churches with community halls at VGK de Villiers Church and NG Church.
- Two rectories of VGK de Villiers Church and NG Church.
- Provincial Health Clinic, Railway Station at Campher and SA Police Station.
- Cemeteries, Guest House and various heritage buildings and farmhouses.
Certifications & B-BBEE
Our Honeybush tea is not Genetically Modified (non-GMO). We have completed the Environmental and Social SAQs with SIZA. We are in the process to obtain Organic, Fair Trade, Halal, Rainforest Alliance and SA GAP certifications. The processing of our tea will be conducted according to PPECB and FSSC 22000 standards. We adhere to strict traceability and organic farming rules. We are a B-BBEE Level 1 contributor.
Kaukou, Montagu Pass Road,
(044) 873 5333