From the 5 – 8 August this year’s Fynbos Forum took place at Baardskeederbos in the southern Overberg. The Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust’s (ORCT) Director, Dr Odette Curtis-Scott, was invited to give a keynote
There’s a reason why farmer, Nico Neethling, chose to sign his conservation easement HERE. It not only overlooks the patch of Renosterveld he’ll be protecting forever. It’s also next to the grave of his father, on their family farm, Keykas, close to Klipdale in the Overberg.
The Overberg Wheat-belt stretches from Botrivier to close to Heidelberg – including the towns of Caledon, Bredasdorp and Swellendam. Many patches between the crop fields and pastures here are remaining Renosterveld patches, koppies and ‘kloofs’.