Fire

Fire

Many fynbos plants need fire to reproduce and ensure survival.
Geophytes, bulbs and corms thrive after fire and beautiful flower displays can be observed.

Although Fynbos is a fire-adapted system the frequency and time of the year a fire occurs determines if it was to the advantage or detriment of the ecosystem.

The intervals between fires must allow the slowest growing plant to flower at least three successive seasons. The Fynbos biome is located in the winter rainfall region. Fynbos growth take place during winter and spring. The most fires occur between October and May.

Only make a fire in marked areas where fires are allowed. Make sure the coals are cold before you leave the site.

If you observe a fire during your visit to the Cederberg, please notify the nearest tourism facility or phone the CapeNature emergency number.

Accommodation

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Trekkloof

3 Bedroom house with swimming pool sleeping 8. Cottage sleeping 4. Caravan with bathroom sleeping 6.

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Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve

The Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve was proclaimed in 1997. It is situated on the drier eastern boundary of the Cederberg mountains.

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Activities

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Horseriding

Come and enjoy the rugged beauty and tranquillity of Mount Ceder on horseback.

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Conservation projects

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Stewardship

Stewardship refers to the wise use, management and protection of that which has been entrusted to us.

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Open Days & Awareness

The Cederberg Conservancy hosts an annual Open Day to raise awareness among the farming community and to promote conservation initiatives.

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Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.

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SOB Data Collections

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999.

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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.