Die Mas van Kakamas Vineyards
Die Mas mandates a high regard and respect for conservation and sustainability across our numerous agricultural and horticultural undertakings. We are proud to protect and conserve the livestock as well as our bees on the farm. We also make sure to protect the numerous plant and bird species, that are unique to the Northern Cape.
Our tortoise sanctuary speaks for itself. We save tortoises and confiscate them as there are so many people that are trying to sell or keep tortoises illegally! We have a permit to keep and care for abandoned and mistreated tortoises and educate children who come to visit us. We eventually set the healthy ones free after good rains, back into natural areas that provide appropriate vegetation and protection from the harsh elements. Please feel free to come and visit.
The eradication of alien trees are being conducted in a responsible manner as not to cause soil erosion and to ensure the total suppression of any possible regrowth. Given that bees use these trees as forage plants to provide nectar and pollen, we have placed bee hives on our grounds to offer the bees an alternative resource. See our online shop if you would like to buy some of our own pure, raw honey produced by these bees.
The concern for the environment is followed through in our cellar, also in respect of the management of waste water and other pollutants. Glass and plastic bottles which are used in our cellar are also recycled.
Our new generation fertilizers and spray programs are closely monitored, and spraying practices are done with regard to pests and diseases, weeds and plant growth. Our programs ensure that residues of agri-chemicals are both environmentally, bee and consumer friendly and only used as necessary. We also protect and preserve our riverbanks and bird life as much as we can.
Our policy basically comes down to: Reduse, reuse, recycle, preserve and protect through prudent management.