Farm 215 is a private nature reserve run by Maarten Groos. It has over 800 plant species including over 50 rare and threatened plant species. Besides leopards that are recorded by their multiple camera traps, many animals including over 300 bird species have been documented.
A number of programmes in aid of conservation are testament to their ethos, including alien eradication and tree planting programmes. Farm 215 is the first reforestation site of the Trees For Tourism Programme of the South African Reforestation Trust with over 15 000 trees planted as of 2018. Farm 215 is also a conservation servitude by Fauna and Flora Internatiional. Their first step was to rehabilitate Elim Ferricrete Fynbos which is a critically endangered habitat.
Their accommodation facilities includes beautiful accommodation surrounded by fynbos for up to 14 people with a restaurant open between August and May. Find out more at https://farm215.co.za/