Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve

Above: One of the many species of Protea found in The Kogelberg Reserve

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere Reserves are ‘new concept' reserves where you see no fences to keep ‘people' out and ‘nature' in. Instead Biosphere Reserves exist on the commitment of local communities, farmers, conservation agencies that collaborate to protect an area where nature and humans co-exist, the way it should be.

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, spans accross 100 000 hecters of awesome folded mountains and valleys, home to over 1880 different species of plants. 77 species within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve occur nowhere else on Earth. To put this in perspective, the whole of the UK has just 22 species.

The Kogelberg Biosphere varies from magnificent white beaches and wild rocky shores, sunsets over False Bay, rugged mountains rising from narrow coastal plains, to rose-edged vineyards and orchards in pockets of fertile soils in the highlands .

Because of its spectacular seascapes and landscapes, and the richness of its flora and fauna, the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve attracts visitors who have a love of nature. The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (KBR) is such a special place and it is vital to save the future of its fynbos heritage. When you walk or drive about our area, please respect it! Don't litter and please do not feed baboons. Take photos and enjoy the scenery.

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