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Active Management

Data is constantly being collected. Being an under sampled area species lists are being formulated of the area. This includes plants, invertebrates, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

Active management includes projects such as erosion control, alien plant control, holistic grazing techniques, fire, vegetation monitoring, animal monitoring



Kudu, Duiker, Steenbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Springbuck,  Aardvark, Aardwolf and an abundance of smaller mammals occur naturally on Karoo Ridge Conservancy. Red Hartebeest, Burchell’s Zebra and Black Wildebeest have been reintroduced. In the future we would like to introduce game species which are in need of conservation and which occurred here historically.


Due to the different  habitats available there is a wide variety of bird life from Verreaux’s eagle and African Snipe to summer visitors like Paradise Fly catchers and Booted Eagles.