BURCHELL OXWAGON TRACK
Contact: Katot & Ilse
Burchell: 044 272 0014
Attakwas Kothuis: 044 272 5114
1811 - 1814
One day in his life is open to the public for hiking, biking
or modern wagon. (20km)
- Guided / Unguided
- Day / Overnight
- Hired or own
- Solitary family or group
• 20km Offroad. Only experienced drivers
• Birding - Different routes with facilities
• Mountain Bike
- offroad 20km
- onroad 10km
• Bush camps or pioneer camps
• Target shooting 0.22
• Games for kids
OUTENIQUA TROUT LODGE
Contact: Ingo & Gizelle
Phone: 087 808 2531
Outeniqua Trout Lodge is a delightful refuge for those who need to escape from the world - the perfect place to catch your breath and stay for a while.
We are situated on the scenic Prince Alfred's pass only 55 kilometers from Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. The pass was built in 1860 along the route used for millennia by elephants.
We pride ourselves in being 'green'; providing our own electricity and water from natural resources, as well as effluent treatment, making us independent from the national power grid and
other municipal services.
Landowners in the surrounding area have all agreed to establish the Middle Keurbooms Conservancy, making it a special natural corridor with unique flora and fauna as well as exceptional bird life.
There are also many examples of ancient 'bushmen art' dating back 6 000 years or more.
Quality Timber Homes - 4 well equipped lodges sleeping between
4 to 6 guests each
Equipped Tipi Camp - 4 tents, each with it's own bathroom,
large lapa with lovely atmosphere
Mountain Biking - safe cycling on the farm and quite farm roads
Birding - More than 120 identified species on the farm from
Fish Eagle, Black Eagle to kingfishers
Hiking - lovely hike up the Kwaai River and on the farm, some routes toddler friendly
Kloofing - spectacular cliffs to explore in the Kwaai River and on the Pass
Visit the MKC information office situated opposite the trout farm.
MIDDLE KEURBOOMS BEWAREA / CONSERVANCY
To create a conservation corridor by engaging in active conservation activities within the Keurbooms River valley and its catchment area.
Proudly associated with Cape Nature.
Leopard & Predator Conservation Project
Doing research into leopards, the project also works with all stakeholders to build a conservation economy regarding the management of leopards and predators on livestock farms.
Leopards and predators are still heavily persecuted as they come into daily conflict with stock farmers. They are currently controlled through lethal methods that include gin trapping,
hunting with dog packs and poisons.
Effective NON-lethal methods are available and have proven to be highly economical and successful. For this reason the project works towards building the conservation economy with farmers
in whose hands the vast percentage of land in South Africa lies. Research is focussed on leopards and livestock management techniques. The leopard is the top carnivore in the food chain and
its survival as a species is threatened. Its wise management affects all other smaller predators and animals in the eco-system.
The project has 7 key focus areas:
• Rescue: Injured leopards are rescued, rehabilitated and released
• Extension Service: the project assists livestock farmers to effectively implement non-lethal management methods for predators on their farms.
• Habitat Expansion: by working with private land owners more habitat is made safe for leopards and predators.
• Advocacy campaign: the foundation views the use of gin traps & indiscriminate hunting methods as unethical and is working to have them banned.
• Research: through GPS collars and survey camera traps the project can establish the population densities and spatial dynamics of leopards in the Eastern and Western Cape.
The GPS collars also provide proof if a leopard is blamed for a stock damage. Compensation is paid out if the livestock had protective measures in place and the leopard is found responsible.
• Only 1 out of 13 GPS collared leopards has since collaring taken livestock.
• Fair Game - Wildlife Friendly Products: this is a green label for mutton, beef, lamb, wool, mohair and other animal fiber products.
• Education and Awareness: a school program has been running since 2009
Phone: 044 745 1013
Garden Route Conservation Services
Phone: 044 802-5327
Fax: 044 802-5313
Report Biodiversity Crime: 082 554 1271
Supporting conservancies to manage their natural resources in a sustainable way.
EDEN TO ADDO
The Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative is a civil society conservation initiative that aims to create an effective pattern of habitats stretching from Wilderness Lakes in the Eden
District to Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, ensuring ecological connectivity for species, communities and ecological processes. Our vision is simple: " To assist landowners
to identify and develop a living corridor from Eden to Addo by applying sound land-use practices, encouraging a diversity of livelihoods and linking ecologically important areas,
for the benefit of wildlife and the extended community."