Elsenburg research farm, just eight kilometers outside of Stellenbosch is home to the corporate office of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Services offered include supporting research and extension services to the whole province. Research projects on Elsenburg focuses on various problems as identified in association with various industry branches.
Situated in the Overberg district, the Tygerhoek Research Farm serves the areas around Caledon in the west, Swellendam in the east, Bredasdorp in the south and Riviersonderend in the north. Established in 1960, this research facility covers 2,760 ha, with approximately 500 ha of arable.
Situated near Lamberts bay, The Nortier Research Farm serves the North West region (from Bitterfontein in the north to Elands Bay and Citrusdal in the south) of the Western Cape. Research projects underway at the farm contribute to the knowledge of extensive livestock production, with research into veld management and animal production.