Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Fernkloof Nature Reserve - Southern Africa : Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a 1800 ha reserve in the Kleinrivier Mountains behind Hermanus, ranging from sea level to 842 m. Although the bulk was proclaimed in 1957, part of the Kleinriver Lagoon has recently been incorporated. Some 1474 species

Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a 1800 ha reserve in the Kleinrivier Mountains behind Hermanus, ranging from sea level to 842 m. Although the bulk was proclaimed in 1957, part of the Kleinriver Lagoon has recently been incorporated.

Some 1474 species of plant are recorded from the reserve. A superb floral display of flowers in bloom at any time is maintained by volunteers at the Fernkloof Visitors' Centre.

Mammals such as Grey Rhebuck, Grysbuck, Klipspringer, Baboon, Mongoose and Dassie can be seen during the day, with Porcupine, Genet and Hare at night.

Some 92 bird species have been recorded, including Cape Sugarbird, Orangebreast Sunbird, Rock Thrush, Rock Jumper, Jackal Buzzard and Black Eagle in Fynbos and Rameron Pigeon, Canary, Flycatcher and White-eye in the Forests.

There are nearly 60 km of trails and tracks, catering for all sorts of activities.

For more information and if you would like to help, please see http://fernkloof.com/

18 Mar 2015
Tony Rebelo