Enjoy the wide open space under a canopy of glittering stars – Anysberg Nature Reserve is located in the semi-arid Klein Karoo, between the towns of Ladismith, Laingsburg, Touwsrivier and Montagu. The reserve, officially proclaimed in 1990, encompasses 79 629 hectares of plains and the majestic Cape Fold Mountains, with deep valleys and steep gorges. Fed by three rivers, a diversity of life is supported here amid mountain fynbos and the characteristic veld of the Klein Karoo. It is also a World Heritage Site.
Visitors will enjoy regular sightings of the Cape mountain zebra, numerous antelope species, the black-backed jackal, caracal, riverine rabbit and brown hyena. Leopards still roam the mountains, although these notoriously shy creatures are seldom seen. About 180 bird species are regularly spotted on the reserve, making it a popular choice for birders. Besides the mesmerising landscape and rich plant and animal life, the reserve is also home to San rock art, painted thousands of years ago.
Cape Natures's Anysberg Nature Reserve
Self-catering – Tapfontein has four Wendy houses: Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Gemini. Each sleeps two people in single beds, and has a small veranda furnished with table and chairs.
Camping – Anysberg Campsites
- Hiking and Walking
- Horse Riding
- Anysberg 4×4 Park Tour
Anysberg Nature Reserve Conservation
The majestic proteas and multitude of succulents provide a beautiful backdrop to the sounds of 180 bird species here.
Anysberg Nature Reserve was founded to conserve endemic vegetation and to gradually reintroduce the game species that traditionally inhabited the region. Vegetation comprises Cape mountain fynbos and characteristic Klein Karoo veld. The majestic proteas and multitude of succulents provide a beautiful backdrop to the sounds of the 180 bird species that are regularly spotted here. Anysberg is also home to many types of buck, and jackals and caracals. Leopards still roam the mountains, but they are rarely seen.
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National Water Week in South Africa is marked from 16 – 22 March to focus attention on the importance of water, one of South Africa's most limited resources. The theme for this year is Water for All. In the Western Cape, CapeNature manages the mountain catchment areas that provide the majority of clean, fresh drinking water across the province. #CapeNature #WaterWeek2020