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 plant and animal species. Through priority management interventions such as active research and alien vegetation control, residents of Jakkalsfontein are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the area’s rich biodiversity, which includes five vegetation types (three of which are considered Endangered) and thirty-nine threatened plant species.
Jakkalsfontein is a wonderful example of Biodiversity Stewardship in motion with concerned and engaged landowners. As a Private Nature Reserve, it is participating in the voluntary Verification and Validation of older existing sites to align with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act of 2003 (NEMPA).
Offering a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of South Africa’s West Coast, visitors to the reserve can explore its many hiking trails, enjoy a picnic or braai, or simply take in the breathtaking natural beauty of the area. These visits must, however, be pre-arranged and visitors must be accompanied by a Ranger.
𝘛𝘔𝘍’𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 CapeNature’𝘴 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 Conservation Outcomes 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘑𝘢𝘬𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘧𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦.