Conservation

Conservation at Drie Kuilen

Drie Kuilen is a proclaimed Nature Reserve and a recommended Stewardship site.  It was first proclaimed as a private nature reserve on 28 September 2001, following the publication of the Provincial Notice 295/2001, and issued with a Certificate of Adequate Enclosure by CapeNature.  The Reserve has conservation value in that it contributes significantly to conserving land worthy of conservation in the Western Cape.

Species worthy of conservation such as the rare Cape Mountain Zebra and Bontebok are also found on the reserve. Additionally, Drie Kuilen Nature Reserve also contributes to biodiversity landscape by serving as an example of conservation as viable land use option at a time, and in a place where conservation has not been seen as a land use option.