Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy
Conservancy, Cradle of Humankind
The Conservancy lies centrally between Pretoria, Johannesburg and the West Rand, and is a largely unspoilt, natural area. The region, including the Cradle of Humankind, is a valuable link through to the Magaliesberg range, and therefore an important link in a conservation corridor for species migration.
The green lung represented by the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy is characteristic of Africa's diversity and vast open spaces. The Conservancy members protect grassland, savannah, wetlands, rivers, ridges and biological biodiversity - including vulnerable and endangered grasslands - from the prevalent pressure of development and other threats.
The Conservancy is a place where residents "stretch out and breathe", and a place where visitors can appreciate anew the connection with the natural world.
The location allows urbanites to slip away for a brief encounter with nature, to observe first hand the footprint of history, and to appreciate scenic beauty on the doorstep of the city.
Regular events on the "Conservation Calendar" are informative outings, and children especially enjoy the opportunity to get close to nature. These events are usually led by an expert in a particular field.
The RNC spans about 10 000 hectares, crossing three major rivers, mountains and geological systems.