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.