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Agri dwala guest farm is situated on a working overberg farm, 10km from
the picturesque town of napier in the western cape, a mere 2 hours' drive
from cape town. it consists of a big guest house with four bedrooms (can
sleep up to 8 adults) and one cottage that sleeps 5. the guest house
and the cottage are both self-catering, offering the guest the
tranquillity of farm life. no television and limited cell phone
reception ensure that our guests experience the peace and quietness that
is so true to the overberg lifestyle.
The holding company, Agri Dwala (Pty) Ltd, was established in March
2006. The main objective of the company was to rent the townlands around
the town of Napier from the Cape Agulhas Municipality for a group of
previously disadvantaged people and to assist them in farming the land.
Koos van Zyl is a well-known commercial
farmer on the farm Hansieskloof in the Napier area. He was trained at
of Stellenbosch as
an agricultural economist, and has 15 years of ..
Mr. Piet J. Bloms a UAP Crop Care agent in the Overberg, and is the other mentor of the Agri Dwala project. He has 25 years of experience in grain farming, and is a specialist in weed, fungicides and pest control.
Overberg Agri is a local agricultural company in Napier. They supply farming input and provide financial assistance to their members.
Pioneer Foods is a well-known company in South-Africa. It is listed on the stock exchange, and is involved in a lot of agricultural products.
Cape Agulhas Municipality is the local municipality. They had the vision 6 years ago to make the townlands available for upcoming farmers.
The Land Bank assisted 8 of the beneficiaries in buying their own cattle by lending them R12 000 to R25 000 per person.
Dep Land Affairs
Agri Dwala Properties (Pty) Ltd successfully applied through the LRAD program for the finances to buy the farm Jafters Krantz of 268 ha.