Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve covers a surface area of 11 583 ha and is named after the Transvaal Sugarbush (Protea caffra). The dominant feature on the reserve is the Suikerbosrand mountan range. Over 20 large mammals occur in the reserve. Activities include a 3.7km trail, a 60km tourist self drive route, a display of the highveld ecosystem, the Marievale Bird Sanctuary and the Alice Glockener Butterfly Reserve.

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve covers a surface area of 11 583 ha and is named after the Transvaal Sugarbush (Protea caffra). The dominant feature on the reserve is the Suikerbosrand mountan range. Over 20 large mammals occur in the reserve. Activities include a 3.7km trail, a 60km tourist self drive route, a display of the highveld ecosystem, the Marievale Bird Sanctuary and the Alice Glockener Butterfly Reserve.

The tour will begin with a presentation giving background information about Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve in the auditorium at the office complex, including a basic history of the reserve and what Reserve Management does on the reserve. This will be followed by an informative tour on the tourist route and will cover other issues such as game management, rehabilitated old lands, successful removal of alien plant species, the vegetation monitoring programme and other ecological supports services will be discussed and illustrated with examples in the reserve.

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