Foxenburg Nature Reserve

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 goat’s cheese, yoghurts, and organic extra virgin olive oil while fully immersing themselves in the area’s breathtaking natural beauty.

Home to beautiful and threatened Shale Fynbos and critically endangered Shale Renosterveld, Foxenburg Nature Reserve forms part of a bigger landscape effort to protect one of the largest remaining pieces of Renosterveld over various properties and is a long-standing member of the Agter-Groenberg Renosterveld Conservancy.

Foxenburg joined the CapeNature Stewardship Programme as part of its pilot phase and in 2009 it was officially proclaimed as a Nature Reserve. The area has also been formally recognized as a priority biodiversity site within the CFR. Since joining the CapeNature Stewardship Programme the partnership has grown from strength to strength ensuring effective management of the Nature Reserve where it is most required.

TMFโ€™s ongoing support of CapeNatureโ€™s Biodiversity Stewardship Programme has proudly contributed to the restoration and protection of critical biodiversity areas such as Foxenburg Nature Reserve.

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 Fundโ€™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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