Kromrivier Cederberg Park
“The heart of the Cederberg”

FYNBOS

Fynbos is a common name for the fine-leafed, thick, shrub-like vegetation which occurs in the winter rainfall area of the southern and south-western parts of the Western Cape. Fynbos consists of three main plant types: Ericas with fine leaves and bell shaped flowers, leafless reed-like restios, and colorful proteas.

The Cederberg is home to unique plants, including: More than 1 800 Fynbos and succulent plants, including the Waboom Tree, the Red Disa and the endangered Snow Protea.  

Disas are in bloom at Disa Pool near Kromrivier during December – February. The Snow Protea occurs on rocky ledges at high altitudes (between 1750 m and 1900 m) and is restricted to the Cederberg Mountains. The Snow Protea flowers during January – April on Sneeuberg. The Waboom Tree flowers July – November.  Its plants are found in shallow sandstone soils.

Rooibos is a natural herb grown only in South Africa, being endemic to the Cederberg Region of the Western Cape Province. Rooibos tea can be bought at the office. For more information on this export product, visit www.skimmelberg.co.za.

RECYCLE POLICY

Kromrivier Cederberg Park is a “waste-free” area. Please help us to dispose of garbage in an environmentally friendly way.

ALL cans and glass must please be taken home (if possible). Glass jars can be taken to the office for reuse.

Food-scraps can be left in the bucket provided for the pigs.

Paper and plastic will be collected for recycling. Plastic bottles can be taken to the office for reuse.

Kromrivier Cederberg Park is currently implementing a new environmentally friendly waste water system as approved by Department of Water Affairs. For more information, visit www.ges.org.za

 

Kromrivier Cederberg Park is a member of the Cederberg Conservancy which is a voluntary agreement between landowners to manage the environment in a sustainable manner.

Clanwilliam Cedar Tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis)

The endemic Clanwilliam Cedar Tree is becoming endangered. On Kormrivier we have a Cedar Tree Garden which was planted by the late Rens Nieuwoudt.

The Cape Leopard Trust

Kromrivier is part of the leopard conservation area which was established in 1988 and is within the 2000 km² leopard management programme. Kromrivier makes use of Anatolian Shepherd dogs to guard our flocks against predators.

The Cederberg is one of four Cape Leopard Trust study areas.

The Black Eagle Project

The Verreaux’s eagle – also known as the Black eagle- is one of the Cederberg’s bird species. There are currently five nest sites at Kromrivier. For more information, visit


Conserving Indigenous Fishes

There are 23 endangered fish species indigenous to certain Western Cape Rivers. This species is threatened by alien fish, poaching and habitat destruction. As part of our conservation plan, Kromrivier  Cederberg Park in co-operation with Cape Nature is creating a fish sanctuary by building a weir, re-habilitating our pristine river and re-introducing indigenous fish species, while physically removing all predatory aliens.  Please report all fish sighting on iSpot.

 

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