Know, grow, protect and enjoy South Africa's indigenous plants
Location: Clanwilliam, WESTERN CAPE, South Africa
Currently, this branch is active as the Clanwilliam Wildflower Society. The wide area covered by the branch, which includes Clanwilliam, West Coast and Namaqualand regions of the Cederberg, means many members are far apart.
About the branch
A future goal is to split this branch into smaller, localised branches, or implement the ‘Twig’ structure used by the Garden Route Branch.
About the Area
The iconic Cederberg mountains are home to more than 360 flower species. This area is unique as it includes four of the eight floral districts included in the Cape Floral Kingdom. So there is plenty to see! Covered as it is in beautiful mountain fynbos, many species of which are threatened, it is no wonder the Cederberg is one of UNESCO’s officially recognised World Heritage Sites.
The Clanwilliam Wildflower Show is hosted annually in August/September by the Society and branch members, and is a wonderful showcase of indigenous mountain fynbos.
Love your cup of Rooibos? Follow the Rooibos Route and discover the origins of this world-famous hot beverage.
Every year, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve hosts a Cedar Tree Planting Day in honour of the region’s namesake, the critically endangered Widdringtonia cedarbergensis.
Ramskop Nature Garden in Clanwilliam offers visitors a few walking trail options amongst its wildflowers, which are at their peak in August and September.
Contact the Branch
Would you like to help BotSoc conserve the flora of the Cederberg? Please email email@example.com with your contact information.
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Monday to Friday 08h30 to 16h00. Closed on weekends and public holidays.
Our phones are faulty at the moment, please phone or send a message to our Whatsapp number: +27 65 922 6163 during our office hours.