and the Region
Family Owned and Ecologically Managed
We welcome you to our quiet and peaceful estate and to share and experience our simple laid back landscape of the south-western coast of Malta and the panoramic views of the highest area in the islands – the Dingli Cliffs. Soon, we will offer unprecedented access down the panoramic cliffs, and a visit around our estate will surely offer you a breath of fresh air as you look across the shiny blue Mediterranean Sea!
Stretching a few kilometres, the plateaus of Dingli Cliffs are the highest landmass in Malta, reaching 250m above sea level and extending down to the Mediterranean Sea. Along this stretch of Dingli Cliffs, which gently slope down into the sea, agriculture has thrived for centuries through terraced farming, possibly as old as the presence of man on the Maltese Islands. The technique of terracing was important in our nutrient-poor young soils, deprived of natural resources and with limited space. Farmers altered the natural landscape of Dingli Cliffs into stepped terraces that made it possible to farm the land to the lowest slope.
Limited access to reach down the cliffs combined with increased scarcity of water for irrigation resulted in major land abandonment in the 1960s. The project in The Cliffs estate has managed to revert back the abandoned fields by bringing back the much needed water for irrigation. A thorough restructuring of the holding has now allowed rainwater harvesting into the newly constructed large underground reservoir, installation of drip irrigation system and planting of countless fruit-producing trees that consolidate the orchard. The main planted trees are the Quince, Pomegranate, Fig and Hawthorn, with the remaining planted trees being typical of the natural maquis down Dingli Cliffs, and include the Carob, Olive and the Lentisk trees.
We intend to generate a sustainably thriving agricultural estate, whilst ensuring the conservation of the currently existing flora and fauna in such a natural protected area.
When down Dingli Cliffs, enjoy the rural landscape dotted with rubble walls – whose craftsmanship dates back to the Arab rule of the Maltese Islands!!
Several traditional structures today serve as resting sites, locally called mnasab, these are long-abandoned structures related to the rural tradition of bird trapping, identified as a local past-time since before the time of the Order of St. John in the 16th century.
More for you to Discover
Several naturally formed caves dot the side of the rock face just below the plateau of Dingli Cliffs, reminiscent of their use as shelters for the locals throughout Malta’s history, from piracy attacks in the earlier times to air-raid shelters during the Second World War.
The dense green canopies of the ancient carob trees provide blissful shade all year round, especially on a sweltering summer evening. Magnificent views are ensured everywhere you look, from the greens and browns of the holding to the blues of the shiny sea.
Experience the quietude of nature, with only the sound of nature to accompany your experience.
View at Sunset
Discover the Region
Stroll along the verdant landscape and gaze at the panoramic coastal cliffs atop the highest point in the Maltese Islands. Encounter the stunning ecological diversity of wild flowers found in this ever changing and diverse seasonal landscape, and observe the five rock layer sequence of the Islands!
Historical and Cultural Heritage
Turn back time and unearth local history and archaeology at the most impressive concentration of cart ruts in Malta, the historical relics of a troglodytic cave complex, Bronze Age silo pits with panoramic views and more.