A chance to see our wildlife

A chance to see our wildlife

For the first time, the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is showing off our rich wildlife to visitors. From Saturday 29 July, the team will offer guided tours in the SMA – including a special visit to the buffalo boma, and to the vlei.

Why do zebra have stripes?

Why do zebra have stripes?

A new study is answering this question: how and why do zebra have stripes? And the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is helping to answer this. Brenda Larison is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles …

A special visit and sighting

A special visit and sighting

Our Nuwejaars hippos really know how to impress. And they did just that when the Suidpunt Conservation Society (Suidpunt Bewarings Vereniging) visited the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area. 

A historic signing on SMA

A historic signing on SMA

The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area played host to a historic moment in the Overberg. Both the Overberg District and Cape Agulhas Municipalities signed the Durban Commitment, during a Wetlands Awareness.

Buttonquail Bash 2017

Buttonquail Bash 2017

By Wim de Klerk. “It was still raining and cold when I arrived at the Nuwejaars Wetland Buttonquail Bash this morning, but nothing that a hot coffee and homemade rusks couldn’t fix. No-one seemed in a hurry as it was cold and wet outside.

Educating youth groups

Educating youth groups

One of the Nuwejaars Wetland SMA members Strandveld Wines, Home of First Sighting hosted some children at the vineyards from our local school in Elim.