Canaga is situated some 8km from the R62 towards the Kouga River
Made up of 5 titles, the farm is 1158ha in extent.
Canaga is a stand alone entity, which is currently farmed as a game farm and it’s also suited to mixed farming should one wish to include livestock. It is comprised of an extended valley, encompassed on 3 sides by the Kouga mountains. The valley floor is wider and relatively flat on the western side, becoming narrower and more kloof like the further east one travels. The surrounding Kouga Mountains are rather steep and dramatic, and are characterized by deep lateral drainage lines that form steep sided gorges radiating back from the valley into the surrounding mountains.
The western section is predominately old lands. Some of these have been planted to Digitaria Smutsii, which has established well and forms an excellent dry land pasture. The balance contains a mix of predominately cynodon and eragrostis curvula. Likewise, the surrounding mountain veld contains healthy stands of Themedia. A pleasing density of flowering protea species including neriifolia, repens and laurifolia are found, in addition to a large number of the indigenous cycad species Encephalartos Longifolia. The honeybush tea plant grows naturally in the general area and it’s predominantly found on the southern slopes. The north facing slopes of the valley gorge have a reasonable density of spekboom that is well used by the bushbuck and migrant kudu.
Browse on the farm is limited to the drainage lines. As, with everywhere else in this region, alien trees can be a problem. The current owner has invested lots of energy to eradicate these alien species from the farm and there is some very healthy indigenous forest species, which are both established and regenerating as a result. The owner has given this process a push by planting out a vast number (+- 1000) of indigenous trees over the years.