Ivan and Danielle Harris welcome you to the Baskloof Private Fynbos Nature Reserve website.
Join us on a tour of our site and explore what we do, learn about our history, our current initiatives and our future plans. At Baskloof we are committed to active conservation, protection of Baskloof & surrounds and managing our natural resources sustainably.
We are excited to share our new initiatives with you and to present our Conference, Education and Accommodation facilities to you....
To maintain the ecological and biodiversity integrity of the core nature area of Baskloof in perpetuity with the necessary legal, financial and management structures and plans.
To Restore, Rehabilitate, Renew and Recycle. To co-exist: fynbos, man & renewable energy.
After having had the privilege of enjoying this incredible, pristine environment privately for more than 20 years, the time has come for the gates of Baskloof to open. We are now implementing the next phase of Baskloof's future:
To ensure that the primary nature area (approx 310 hec) is legally protected, and financially self-sustaining into perpetuity. This is a challenge that has bedevilled conservationists world-wide and one that we are tackling head-on! To this end Baskloof has to generate income - appropriately and within the ethos and land use of the area. We ultimately envisage a Green Village. Beginning, for now, with Renewable Energy:
Leading by example, Hydro,Wind and Solar technology now supply all our energy requirements. Baskloof is off-grid - not connected to any external or state-supplied energy source - generating our own energy requirements from custom-built hydro, wind and solar power-generation installations. Various manufacturers of these installations allow us to access and evaluate performance and also provide the basis for demonstrative and hands-on training facilities in renewable energy technology, in our new-age energy efficient Afrispan Arch building:
The Co-Existence Centre (nature, man, energy).