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Casidra successfully completed the facilities’ upgrade of CapeNature’s Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve for tourism purposes.  Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve is located in the heart of the Little Karoo 15km south of Robertson on the McGregor road in the Breede River Valley region.  It is ideal for mid-week and weekend getaways and offers a range of tourism activities and products which includes self-catering accommodation, bike trails, bird watching, brail trail, fly fishing, tennis court, interpretation centre, shaded picnic sites and walking and hiking trails.



Suurbraak Grain Farmers is a co-operative consisting of five beneficiaries, namely Alan Jeftha, Wilma Adams, Dirk Willemse, Chris Louw and Andy Harmse. These beneficiaries together with their mentor, Dirk Van Papendorp,  have extensive farming experience ranging between 12 and 30 years.

They all farm on separate leased pieces of land in Suurbraak in the Swellendam region to produce  grain crops  such as canola, wheat, oats and barley.  This co-operative obtained its funding from the WCDoA’s Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme, which was allocated during a Grain CPAC meeting in the past year.  The funds were used to procure production inputs, implements and the improvement of the implementation of the storage shed at the project.



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