Local Community

We are privileged to be part the most wonderful community - a real mix of cultures live side by side in the valley – descendants of the nomadic (and environmentally in touch) Khoi Khoi herders, the mighty AmaXhosa as well as the 18th and 19th C European adventurers, explorers and settlers.

Our policy is to employ and empower people from the local community and to support as many local enterprises and suppliers as possible. This being an extremely fertile valley our kitchen, for example, is able to take full advantage of nature’s bounty with the very best of fresh local ingredients.

All of us here at Baviaanskloof Lodge are very involved with all sectors of this community. Donations received are given to financially struggling local community members of Cambria or are given to the local coloured pastor on the farm to use on various out-reach projects in and around the area.