Having actively been involved with World Wildlife Foundation since 1975, it was a natural progression for owner Patricia Werdmuller von Elgg to embrace the strict protocol of certified organic agriculture. This farm was run down, and riddled with disease, pests and trash, wildlife practically non-existent. A laborious process of rehabilitation took place requiring much patience and fortitude.
After the first four years, a marked transformation took place. Today the natural balance is restored, by organic farming and the preservation of substantial areas of indigenous veld, fauna including caracal, bat ear foxes, antbear, civet, mongoose, four species of buck, hare, hundreds of guinea fowl, and all the local bird species abound. These animals live and breed on the farm and are fearless in their acceptance of human presence.