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Akkerendam Nature Reserve

Situated two kilometers outside of Calvinia, this gem of a nature reserve protects the fragile fauna of the Hantam Karoo region, which comprises of succulent Karoo scrub, Mountain Renosterveld and a wide range of bulbous flora. This includes 10 floral species, which are unique to the Hantamsberg (Hantam mountain).

In spring the entire reserve is a riot of colour as the spring flowers erupt in a magnificent display of beauty. Bird watchers can enjoy the Karoo lark, African Marsh Warbler, Namaqua Warbler, Ludwig’s and the Greater Kestrel.

There are two hiking trails in the reserve that provide spectacular views from the Hantam Mountains.