Kokopelli Farm

Nestled amongst the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountain range lies a little piece of wilderness where you can fill your lungs with clean air and drink in the beautiful views over the Buffelsfontein valley.

Looking up you might be fortunate enough to spot some endangered Cape Vultures or Verreaux’s eagles gliding on the thermals high above. A secluded kloof hides a variety of small game and prolific bird life. Sunsets at Kokopelli are magical and with a splattering of clouds in the sky, absolutely breathtaking. As the day fades away, light a fire and wait to be dazzled by countless stars on a clear night. Listen for the haunting call of jackal, fiery necked nightjar or even our resident pair of spotted eagle owls. 

 

Kokopelli is a small farm in the transition zone of the recently proclaimed UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It lies right at the crossroad of two great African biomes – the central grassland plateaux and the sub-Saharan savannah with some remnants of Afro-montane forest. The area accommodates species from each of these biomes and is therefore incredibly rich in fauna and flora. The biodiversity of this special region is matched by its unique human history encompassing a million-year timeline from early homininds through Stone and Iron Age cultures, pre-colonial Tswana tradition and the South African Wars.

“The entire duration of human existence – let alone the lifespan of just one human being – is humiliatingly insignificant when compared with the period of the creation of the Magaliesberg.”

 

Vincent Carruthers “The Magaliesberg”