The Edwards family originally bought this 200-hectare farm in 1985 to farm fruit, dairy and sheep. Originally known as Longridge Farm, it was once owned by the Newdigates of Forest Hall. Ingwe is situated on the southern edge of Longridge. This spectacular site overlooks valleys of indigenous forest, fynbos and has a view of the Indian Ocean. Two streams run through the farm, a tributary of the Matjies River on the eastern side and the Longridge stream on the western side.
A protected area has been created with four adjoining farms and game has been introduced. This family has always had a vision of being able to share their beautiful surroundings with others and through Ingwe being established by Debbie Fermor in 2004 this has been made possible.
This protected area has a stunning combination of forest, fynbos, pastures and wetlands for the introduced Impala and Zebra to safely roam and for you to explore. Ingwe is also home to an abundance of wildlife like; bushbuck, duiker, baboons, monkeys, bush pig, honey badger, lynx, leopard, small wild cats, porcupine, bats and numerous other small creatures. Birdlife is just as prolific; loeries, eagles, hawks, kites, kingfishers, wild geese, fish eagles, buzzard, kestrels francolins, guinea fowl, quail, cootes, cranes, golden orioles and many others can be seen. The surrounding forest comprises mainly yellowwood, ironwood, stinkwood, hard pear, milkwood, cape beech, cape ash, candlewood and numerous other indigenous trees.
Truly a nature lover’s paradise!