The Swartberg Conservation Project
In close association with CapeNature the H.O.P.E Foundation will focus its initial
conservation initiatives on the enhancement of public conservation
awareness within the
Swartberg Nature reserve as well as the maintenance and upgrading of current facilities.
Sponsorships and funding are desperately needed for these projects.
The following projects will receive immediate attention ensuring that visitors to the
Swartberg Reserve can enjoy the full benefit of this unique World Heritage Site:
Swartberg Pass Maintenance Project – This project will assist local authorities to clean
and maintain the Swartberg Pass.
Mountain Hut and Hiking Trail Maintenance – This project will focus on the proper
maintenance of existing hiking trails within the Swartberg Reserve as well as the
maintenance of the “Botha’s Hoek” and overnight Huts.
Establishment of Picnic Sites – Day visitors to the Swartberg Pass have voiced the
need for picnic sites on the Swartberg Pass. Two picnic sites are envisaged for this
purpose; one at the “Ou Tol” building and another at the site where the historical pine
plantation, close to the “Ou Tol” used to be.
All Future conservation initiatives will be scoped and prioritized in consultation with