SOB Data Collections

SOB Data Collections

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999. CapeNature has different monitoring and data collecting programmes that cover many different taxa with a particular focus on threatened species such as the Black Eagle breeding success and natural processes ranging from protea seedling regeneration after fires to monitoring frog populations in relation to global climate change.

Information on the distribution of plants and animals is stored in the CapeNature Biodiversity Database. This database houses taxonomic data and relationships for each taxon in the Western Cape. The database also holds distribution records for each taxon. Distribution data is not limited to CapeNature reserves and covers most of the province. Distribution data is obtained from a variety of sources: museum and herbarium specimens, photographs, audio recordings and observations, tissue samples, spoor & scats.

Visitors to the Cederberg Conservancy can help to contribute to the State of Biodiversity of the Cederberg by recording observations on a data sheet and submitting it on our Facebook page.

Accommodation

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Mount Ceder

3 and 4 star self-catering accommodation with option of meals at our restaurant.

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Cederberg Chalets

Situated in the Cederberg mountains, the CEDERBERG CHALETS are located in wide open spaces of unspoilt wilderness and tranquillity, spectacular rock formations , rock art, hiking and game viewing.

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Activities

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Swimming

Plunge into a rock pool on a hot summer’s day or after a long hike in the mountains or just relax next to a river or swimming pool at the campsites.

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About Cederberg Conservancy

  • The Cederberg Conservancy was constituted in 1997 as a voluntary agreement between landowners to manage the environment in a sustainable manner. It consolidates 22 properties in the central Cederberg as one of the core corridors of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor and it is active through quarterly meetings and awareness days.

    Visitors to the area can engage in bird watching or easy hikes to the Stadsaal cave and Elephant rock art. For the more adventurous visitor the Conservancy offers Mountain bike trails or overnight hiking trials that vary from one to five nights, depending on your level of fitness and ability.