Join the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area this holiday season for a guided wetlands safari, close to...
The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is driven by landowners in-and-around the town of Elim with the purpose of working together to conserve 46,000 hectares of natural water systems and biodiverse landscapes on the Agulhas Plain in the Overberg.
The conservation venture aims to create a sustainable ecology, which will ensure the protection of the Nuwejaars Wetland Ecosystem. In doing this the heritage and culture of the sub-region will be enhanced, social and environmental requirements will be met, community lifestyles compatible with environmental sustainability will be encouraged to leave a legacy that will be enjoyed by all for generations to come.
The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is a birders paradise, in fact, the Agulhas Plains Birding Project has identified 235 species that live in or visit the wetlands, and this list continues to grow.
Together with WWF and BirdLife South Africa, the organization addresses the threats to a vital stretch of birding habitat along the Nuwejaarsrivier.
The much anticipated appearance of the Karoo Korhaan is yet to happen. Please alert the NWSMA team if you are the lucky birder who spots this elusive feathered beauty.
Game species that you might see in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area are:
Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area invites you to see for yourself what the bountiful rewards are that have come with the resuscitation and conservation of the area.
Daily safari-style wildlife tours are now offered to the public.
2 - 3 Hours
Call Sumari Swart at 082 9395015 for more information and to book your seat or direct your enquiries and bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area host guided educational outings for learners of all ages.
Environmental Educational Officer, Liesbet Willemse has lived in the area since 2001 and joined the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management team in 2019. Liesbet’s main focus is to develop and support environmental education initiatives and introduce school going learners to the wonderful biodiversity of the Nuwejaars Wetlands Ecosystem.
For more information and to arrange an educational school outing for your learners, contact Liesbet Willemse at 082 8788563.
Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area works with tertiary institutions by hosting and facilitating research projects. These institutions include but are not limited to:
Research projects have included studies on:
Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area thanks you for your interest in conservation and offers you the opportunity to support this worthy cause by purchasing a donation package or by adopting a hippo.
Sponsorship and Donation Menu
Contact Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area to find out more about the various sponsorships and donation-plans available.
Make a difference and volunteer your time by taking part in fun research projects in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area.
Duties include helping the NWSMA team monitor birdlife, game and vegetation.
For more information on the volunteering programme, contact: email@example.com
Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Areas safari-style tours depart daily from destination wine farm, Black Oystercatcher.
Black Oystercatcher has amenities that include:
Find out more about Black Oystercatcher here.