Bontebok Ridge Nature Reserve

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 private nature reserve where guests can immerse themselves in the critically endangered lowland fynbos and renosterveld, whilst enjoying guided game drives.

Surrounded by the magnificent Limietberg Mountain Range, the 400 ha reserve forms part of the Renosterveld Conservancy and is home to Eland, Bontebok, Springbok, Grey Rhebuck, Blue Wildebeest and Sable, as well as prime examples of animals that formed part of the Quagga project. It is also home to some spectacular birdlife and an incredible array of special lowland flora species, such as Serruria candicans, Leucadendron corymbosum, Protea burchellii and Watsonia dubia, to name but a few.

This Reserve was one of the first sites to be proclaimed a Nature Reserve in perpetuity and to conclude an agreement as part of CapeNature’s Biodiversity Stewardship Programme, ensuring that the rich biodiversity of this region will be conserved for generations to come.

Sarah-Leigh Watson

After qualifying with a BA in Journalism and African History from Rhodes University, Sarah went on to qualify as a FGASA registered Game Ranger where she spent time in the South African Lowveld pursuing her passion for wildlife photography and nature conservation. Sarah joined TMF as a private consultant in 2011, to manage the Fund’s communications and marketing needs. Having grown up in the shadow of Table Mountain, Sarah is deeply passionate about the conservation of the mountain and the broader Cape Floral Region.

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