Dwesa Nature Reserve

Dwesa Nature Reserve

The primary purpose of the Dwesa reserve is the conservation of the unique biodiversity of the coastal forests, the southern sourveld grassland type and the Marine Protected Area. It also provides a critical habitat to the survival of a number of collapsed fish stocks.

Dwesa is bordered on the one side by the Indian Ocean and on the other by rugged grasslands of the former Transkei. The bird life in this 3900-ha reserve includes rarities such as the Narina Trogan and Mangrove Kingfisher.

Dwesa also have a number of introduced game species, including Red Hartebeest. Crocodiles have been re-introduced to the rivers and Buffalo, Eland and Warthog once again roam the grasslands and the forest fringes.

 

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