Author: Sarah-Leigh Watson

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Jakkalsfontein Nature Reserve

Jakkalsfontein Nature Reserve is located just a short drive from Cape Town, along South Africa’s beautiful and dramatic West Coast. Spanning over 1,800 hectares it is home to pristine fynbos, coastal dune vegetation, and wetland ecosystems, making it a haven for a wide variety of

Foxenburg Nature Reserve

Situated on the Groenberg Mountain outside of Wellington in the Cape Winelands District of the Western Cape, Foxenburg Estate is a wonderful example of a working farm and a Nature Reserve coexisting on the same property. Visitors to the estate can indulge in award-winning handcrafted

Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

A short 45min drive from Cape Town, up the West Coast’s R27, you will find the spectacular Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve. The 356 ha reserve was proclaimed in 2002 and forms part of the Cape West Coast Biosphere reserve which was proclaimed by UNESCO

The Van Der Stel Cluster Nature Reserves

Situated in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape, the Van Der Stel Cluster lies in the low-lying area between Groenlandberg and the Riviersonderend mountain range, creating the last viable corridor linking these two ranges. Made up of four adjoining protected areas, namely Eagle Rock

Elandsberg Nature Reserve

Just outside Riebeek Kasteel, in the Swartland region of the Western Cape’s Winelands district, you will find Elandsberg Nature Reserve, where guests to the luxurious Victorian homestead Bartholomeus Klip can enjoy walking, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, birdwatching and educational nature drives. This pristine 4000 ha

Bontebok Ridge Nature Reserve

TMF’s support of CapeNature’s Biodiversity Stewardship Programme has contributed to the restoration and protection of important biodiversity areas such as the Bontebok Ridge Nature Reserve. A short 15 min drive from Wellington, in the Western Cape’s Winelands district, you will find Bontebok Ridge, a beautiful

Girls in Conservation – Our Daring Disas

Through their Daring Disas initiative, BRAVE Rock Girl is not only inspiring a generation of young women to be brave, bold and confident, but to become leaders within the conservation sector. During the June/July School Holidays Cape Leopard Trust’s ‘Girls in Conservation’ initiative hosted the Daring

The majestic Cape rhinoceros – lost to history

In this week’s #SpeciesInFocus we celebrate World Rhino Day by looking back at the sad history of the southern black rhinoceros (D. b. bicornis) in the Cape. Few are aware that the southern black rhinoceros was once abundant in the Cape of Good Hope, but

Dark caverns and blind critters

For those of us lucky enough to have spent time on Table Mountain we are well aware of how unique and diverse some of her species are, with some found nowhere else on earth. Few visitors, however, have ever ventured into the network of caves, home