Promoting growth. Sustaining nature.

Discover another compelling reason to visit our area. Arabella Country Estate is nestled within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the esteemed heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, recognised as one of the world’s six plant kingdoms. Renowned for its unparalleled richness and complexity, this reserve boasts an astounding biodiversity, encompassing over 1,880 plant species. Among them, an impressive 77 species are exclusive to this region, found nowhere else on the planet. The significance extends to the surrounding seascapes as well, harboring a remarkable diversity of marine life, with over 3,500 species thriving in these waters. Prepare to be immersed in the sheer wonder of nature found only in our extraordinary corner of the world.


Starting at Gordon’s Bay in the west and following the coastline up to the Bot River Estuary in the East and going inland a little beyond Grabouw the 100,000-hectare UNESCO designated Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve is home to the most complex biodiversity on our planet. The biosphere reserve is a celebration of ever-changing vistas – from magnificent white beaches and wild rocky shores, sunsets over False Bay and rugged mountains rising from narrow coastal plains, to rose-edged vineyards and orchards in pockets of fertile soils in the highlands. Biosphere reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems that are internationally recognised within the framework of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO’s) Man and Biosphere programme (MaB).

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