Elsenburg research farm houses the head office of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Supporting research and extension services are delivered to the whole province. Research projects on Elsenburg focuses on various problems as identified in association with various industry branches.
Tygerhoek Research Farm is situated in the Overberg district and serves the areas
around Caledon in the west, Swellendam in the east, Bredasdorp in the south and Riviersonderend in the north. Established in 1960, Tygerhoek Research Farm covers 2,760 ha with approximately 500 ha of arable.
The Nortier Research Farm, situated near Lamberts Bay, 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 Nortier Research Farm contribute to the knowledge of extensive livestock production, with research into veld management and animal production.