The conservancy was once again honoured with a Cape Fox Award at the recent Conservation at Work Symposium that was held in November 2018. We once again received the Gold Award for the best conservancy in the Eastern Region. We are thrilled to have the Cape Fox back in our offices. Thank you to everyone who supports us and recognises all the hard work. More information on the event and other awards available here:
We are very excited to partner with the community of Heidelberg as they create some amazing new bird routes in our local town. With support from the Explorers Garden Route, seven bird routes are planned that will create awareness about the amazing diversity of birdlife around town. The first route, known as the Nature Garden Route will soon be made available to the public to visit. The birding and walking routes will be linked with the 10km Conservancy cross country Heidelberg Route which was funded with support from Pedal Power, and Hessequa Municipality. There is also a historical walking tour through town which showcases the rich historical heritage of the town. Permits for all the routes are available at Heidelberg Spar.
We also got involved in a river and road verge litter clean up campaign in Suurbraak and Heidelberg.
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Local Tip: If you are visiting the Grootvadersbosch area and want a fun day out, we highly recommend a visit to Heidelberg. Why not make a day of it and cycle part of the blue route into town; enjoy a lunch at Heidelberg Hotel or Delish; take a stroll through town and then combine a lovely cycle back through the Duiwenhoks Valley and join the green route back. Get in touch with the GVB Conservancy office for more information.