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Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Conservation

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Conservation

The reserve conserves the area’s mountain fynbos. About 1 300 species occur here, including several rare and endemic plants.

The Hottentots Holland is also home to grey rhebok, klipspringer, duiker and grysbok. Leopards live in the mountains, but they are a rare sight. About 110 bird species are found on the reserve, including several raptors.

The reserve is also historically significant. Jan Joubert’s Gat Bridge, which forms part of the Franschhoek Pass, was one of the first bridges built in South Africa. The ox-wagon spore and cannons in the Gantouws Pass above Sir Lowry’s Pass are also national monuments.


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