Aarvark Stories

Quartz Fields on Aardvark

Quartz Field are of particular importance in the conservation of the Succulent Karoo due to the unique microhabitat that it creates. The Aardvark Bioreserve lies in a geological region known as the Cape Supergroup. The rocks found in this region were deposited around 520 to 220


The water shed moment came with Covid when we return to South Africa and continued to work from the farm. Our passion to restore, protect and preserve

Our Succulents

The Klein Karoo forms part of South Africa’s Succulent Karoo Biome, which is identified as one of the country’s three biodiversity hotspots. It is situated in the Western Cape, between the Swartberg and Langeberg Mountains, and offers a rich centre of diversity for succulent plants.

Klein Karoo

The name Karoo comes from an ancient San word meaning Land of Great Thirst, a reference to the arid landscape and harsh climate. The Karoo is split into roughly two sections: the expansive Great Karoo to the northeast and the smaller Klein Karoo (“Little” Karoo)