The High Karoo Park located close to Graaff-Reinet and Richmond is the showpiece of Nama-Karoo Foundation conservation work.
A practical and vivid example of how Karoo conservation and farming can go hand in hand, both mutually benefitting the other.
The NKF works with public & private partners to secure land, conduct projects & research, create jobs and exemplify the ecological restoration & sustainable management of land.
The High Karoo Park is extraordinary for a number of reasons:
- Sound soil custodianship track record resulting in unrivalled Nama-Karoo vegetation.
- Supreme Karoo wetlands & vleis accompanied by suitable infrastructure for indigenous plant propagation and re-establishment.
- Blue Crane Sanctuary.
- A healthy eco-system showcased by a high amphibian biomass & excellent Karoo bird life.
- A history of valuable and well-documented research (including Digital Species Database, Sneeuberg Archive Collection, Zeekoei Valley Archeological Project, NKF Crane Study).
- Architecture representing all Karoo architectural styles.
- A rich archaeological and historic landscape.
NKF research & projects in the High Karoo Park:
- Alien vegetation removal techniques
- Grassland & wetland restoration
- Africa’s first digital plant database
- Karoo’s first indigenous nursery
- Blue Cranes & Springbok Study
- Game Breeding Programme