Outeniqua Nature Reserve Conservation

The Outeniqua Nature Reserve is home to five stunning mountain passes, as well as a diversity of vegetation and wildlife. Set between a high rainfall coastal region and the semi-arid Klein Karoo, visitors will find mountain fynbos interspersed with indigenous forest.
Snow falls on the highest peaks in the winter months, while the warm summers boast an average daily temperature of 25°C. The spring months of September and October are popular times to visit, as the proteas and ericas begin to flower and transform the landscape. By conserving wild habitats, the reserve gives visitors the opportunity to spot the majestic
black eagle, the elusive leopard and the stunning, tiny fynbos birds, such as the Cape sugarbird. It is not only animal and plant life that is conserved here, but also water, as the reserve serves as a water catchment area for the entire region.