Haarwegskloof - Southern Africa : To document the fauna and flora on Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Nature Reserve and its surrounds. Haarwegskloof is a special area of about 500ha within a cluster of Renosterveld fragments that spread across several farms (with Luiperdskop and Plaatjieskr
To document the fauna and flora on Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Nature Reserve and its surrounds.
Haarwegskloof is a special area of about 500ha within a cluster of Renosterveld fragments that spread across several farms (with Luiperdskop and Plaatjieskraal, these comprise 1500ha of virgin Renosterveld). Collectively these make up the largest area of Eastern Rûens Shale Renosterveld currently remaining - in fact, it is the largest contiguous stretch of remnant lowland Renosterveld remaining on Earth!
Haarwegskloof is 80% virgin Renosterveld, and was purchased by WWF-SA in 2013. Plans are afoot to expand the reserve and obtain stewardship for the Renosterveld on neighbouring farms.
In 2014 the existing homestead was restored to establish a Research & Visitor Centre. The Centre will be a hub for post-graduate students to carry out research on the Overberg’s Renosterveld, while also providing ecotourism and education opportunities.
Visitors are welcome to spend time in the reserve and contribute to research by helping, donating or self-catering. Guided tours around the reserve can also be arranged. The Reserve is near to De Hoop Nature Reserve. Please book prior to visiting.
This species inventory is a dynamic document that will be grown and extended as more experts on the various taxa spend time in the Reserve and contribute towards expanding our knowledge. You can easily contribute - even if you dont know your species well - by documenting the diversity on iSpot.