|Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA
|Contact Person:||Eugéne Hahndiek|
|Phone:||076 833 6341
|Address:||Haasvlakte Hall Along the R43, outside Bredasdorp (close to Elim)
GPS coordinates: 34º38.273″ S 19º51.381″ E
P.O. Box 853 Bredasdorp, 7280
Join our Nuwejaars Wildlife Guided Tours, close to Africa’s southernmost tip – the ONLY tours in the Overberg to provide wildlife experiences with big game like Buffalo and Hippo.
You’ll head into a secret wetland and lake expanse, where game, birds and flora flourish. This photographic tour is on private land – and is not otherwise open to the public. The Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA is one of the largest private conservation ventures in the district, sharing a border with the Agulhas National Park.
The Wildlife Guided Tours are led by a trained guide. (And be sure to bring your camera, binoculars, walking shoes, and maybe your raincoat, just in case.)
We are the custodians of natural landscapes that are invaluable in terms of biodiversity, right at Africa’s southernmost tip.
A group of worried landowners and Agulhas Plain residents in South Africa saw how these wetlands started disappearing. And how nature and people suffered.
And so we formed the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area.
Today we have 25 landowners, and the town of Elim, working together over 46,000 hectares in the Plain, to protect our water systems, and the biodiversity-rich landscapes all around them. The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (or SMA) is a new way of protecting nature and all its complex ecosystems on private land in the Overberg municipal region.
To create a sustainable ecology, which ensures the protection of the Nuwejaars Wetland Ecosystem, enhances the heritage and culture of the sub-region, generates benefit for all stakeholders, helps meet social and environmental requirements, and encourages community lifestyles compatible with environmental sustainability.
We’ve committed to conservation and sustainable farming by signing title deed restrictions. That means that we’ll forever protect this biodiversity hotspot, while still supporting food security in South Africa through our sustainable farming. While we’ve tested the model here in the Overberg, it’s now being replicated in other parts of South Africa – with wonderful success.
If you love the outdoors, the Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA offers a natural world you won’t see anywhere else. More.
Our Nuwejaars Wetlands Wildlife Guided Tours are OPEN again. Close to Africa’s southernmost tip, this is the ONLY tour in the Overberg to provide wildlife experiences with big game like Buffalo and Hippo.
You’ll head into a secret wetland and lake expanse, where game, birds and plants flourish. This tour, ideal for photographers, is on private land, not usually open to the public. The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is one of the largest private conservation ventures in the district.