|KLIPKOP WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Klipkop changes dramatically with the seasons. During the wet summer, you can literally watch the grass grow. Within weeks, ankle-high grass reaches above your head. The lush greens are contrasted by the colours of the flowering grasses. During the dry winter, many trees are bare and the ground cover takes on a metallic hue. It becomes tinder for tremendous veld (bush) fires that can turn the rocky, undulating Bankenveld to ashen in minutes. Nature has a tremendous capacity to restore itself, providing it is not taken to task too often, and the cycle begins again.
What We Have Set Out To Achieve
1. To preserve endangered bankenveld vegetation
2. To provide a sanctuary for wildlife, focusing on overlooked species, and
3. To educate and encourage active interest in conservation issues which affect South Africa and many other parts of the world.
Specific strategic objectives are detailed in The Future.
Why 'The Buck Stops Here'?
Everybody's heard the expression 'The Buck Stops Here', but it means something special to us. We've adopted it as our slogan because it reflects our attitude, our frame of mind, as much as our objectives.
Yes, one of our endeavours is to become a specialist buck reserve, so the phrase truly fits. However, it is ultimately about taking responsibility, whether it be for bankenveld at our feet, or the buck and other wildlife the bankenveld supports. We are so very fortunate to find ourselves living in an ecologically valuable place. We will do our utmost to protect it.
Klipkop Wildlife Sanctuary
Plot 30, Klipkop
Bronkhorstspruit. South Africa
Phone: +27 (11) 964-3399
Fax: +27 (11) 964-1206
P.O. Box 76
Welbekend. South Africa. 1517