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.