A Conservation Corridor
Nestled at the base of the Langeberg Mountains, in the valley of wine and roses, between Worcester and Robertson, lies an area supporting some of the last remaining Karoo and Renosterveld vegetation. Here lies the Rooiberg Breederiver Conservancy, bordered by the Langeberg Mountains and the Breederiver. Here the farming community has joined forces to form a non-profit trust to promote conservation on private land. Together we protect 16 000 hectares of endangered vegetation the the wildlife that thrives here. Our members are long standing wine and fruit farmers and tourism establishments who care deeply about the lands’ agricultural and conservation value.
Explore. Relax. Breathe. Adventure.
Enjoy the vast open space, the mountains and the river. Reconnect with nature through our guided walks, hiking trails and mountain biking route. Relax and enjoy the view whilst sipping on first class wines produced in our valley.
Grab your bike and explore our various routes over pristine Karoo landscape with breathtaking views, flowing, non-technical but really delightful singletrack.
What we do
As a non-profit trust, we are donor-driven. We are a young conservancy where agriculture and conservation work together. We clear invasive alien vegetation from our rivers, wetlands and natural areas, manage fires together, and hope to expand our eco-tourism programme to generate incomes and provide employment.
We have received recognition for our efforts, being awarded the Cape Fox Gold Award for the best managed conservancy in 2018.
Amazing and precious biodiversity.
The Conservancy is home to a number of plants that are Critically Endangered (9), Endangered (18), Rare (27), Vulnerable (38) and Near Threatened (35). Iconic species such as Cape leopard are in the area. The area provides ideal habitat for the Riverine Rabbit (Critically Endangered), with confirmed sightings of brown Hyena and honey badger (Vulnerable). Restricted populations of the Endangered Breede Redfin Minnow occur in upper stretches of the Vink and Noree streams.