Once upon a time, the indigenous forest cover in the Cape was much bigger than it is today. Most of these forests were ruthlessly exploited and never replanted. Yet in the Uilkraal Valley around farm 215, several remnants and fragments remain as in the reserve of farm 215 itself. Farm 215 is one of the initiators of the Forest Trust Africa and Trees for Tourism. As a result of these initiatives over 13'000 indigenous trees have been planted out in suitable sites in the reserve of farm 215 to create South Africa's newest forest and to re-connect old forest remnants.