Overberg – Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve
About the Birding
Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve is owned by WWF-SA and managed by the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT). Haarwegskloof is only approximately 5km away from the boundary of De Hoop Nature Reserve and is physically linked by a watercourse as well as through tributaries of the Sout River.
About the Birding Site
The Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve protects one of the largest and most contiguous remaining stretches of critically endangered Renosterveld. Located between Bredasdorp and Malgas, and immediately north of De Hoop Nature Reserve, it sheds light on what the Agulhas Plains looked like prior to extensive agricultural transformation. Apart from the breath-taking botanical diversity, the reserve is a refuge for endemics like Black Harrier, Denham’s Bustard, Cloud Cisticola and both Agulhas Long-billed Lark and the Agulhas form of Cape Clapper Lark.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
Renosterveld Research and Visitors Centre: -34.3381, 20.3268
No admission cost, but a donation to the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust is welcome. However, visits (unguided) are by appointment only at this point in time.
Disabled access: the trials and roads are not suitable