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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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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Cederberg Wilderness - Algeria & Kliphuis

The Cederberg is renowned for its spectacular landscapes and weathered sandstone rock formations, most notably the Wolfberg Arch and Maltese Cross.

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Activities

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Day Hikes

These hikes are moderate and your personal level of fitness should guide you in deciding which route to follow.

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Conservation projects

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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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Waste Management Strategy

The Cederberg Conservancy does not have the benefit of municipal waste removal services.

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Cape Leopard Trust

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) was established with the primary objective to facilitate and promote research and conservation of the Cape’s predator diversity.

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Cedar Restoration

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

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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.