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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Sanddrif Holiday Resort

Sanddrif is situated on the farm Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Private Cellar, approximately 250 km north of Cape Town. Sanddrif consists of self-catering cottages and campsites with electricity points.

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Driehoek Guest Farm

Driehoek is an operating farm situated in the heart of the Cederberg about 240 kilometres from Cape Town on the N7.

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Activities

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations with the aim to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.

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Conservation projects

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Cedar Restoration

The Cederberg Conservancy are the proud custodians of the Clanwilliam cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis).

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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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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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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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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.