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Saving the Breede River's Floral Treasure

Renosterveld is a non-fynbos vegetation type associated with shale-derived soils of the Overberg. These soils contain clay which make them relatively fertile.

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The salt marshes of the Breede

A salt marsh is a coastal ecosystem in the upper intertidal zone between land and open saltwater that is regularly flooded by the tides.

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Snake Awareness and First Aid

Its snake season, and at the Breede you can expect to see a number of venomous and non-venomous species.


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The Milkwood

Sideroxylon inerme (white milkwood, Afrikaans: wit-melkhout) is an indigenous coastal tree, with dense foliage, black berries and small, greenish flowers.

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The importance of eelgrass

Zostera species or eelgrass, occurs as dense beds on intertidal and shallow subtidal mud and sand flats in sheltered shallow inlets, bays, estuaries and saline lagoons.

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Reeds and Sedges

Reeds and sedges are represented by a few species: Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Bulrush (Typha capensis), Papgras (Schoenoplectus scirpiodes) and Umbrella Sedge (Cyperus textilis).