Rocherpan Nature Reserve Conservation

Two rivers, the Papkuils and the Sout, flow into the reserve. Although Rocherpan Nature Reserve was originally established because of the conservation value of this seasonal vlei and its importance for birds, the reserve also offers protection to several other species. It is one of only two locations where the critically endangered aquatic plant, the Cape horned pondweed, is known to survive.

Rocherpan is dominated by the large central vlei and a 4.7km stretch of sandy Atlantic coastline, of which the southern 3km, and the area 500m seaward is a marine protected area. It offers protection to diverse marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats.