Bushmans Kloof - Ceder Tree Planting

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Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:38 am

Hi Guys, I received this mail (contents below) addressed to the club but felt that it should be extended to all forum members. It looks like it will be a fantastic day outing for anyone that's interested.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat.

You are invited by Cape Nature and Bushmans Kloof
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Gather friends and family and venture into the heart of the spectacular Cederberg to join Cape Nature, the Heuningvlei community and local schools for a day of conservation fun to help save the endemic Clanwilliam cedar tree (categorised as endangered on the Red Data List).

Starting at 09:00, you will have the opportunity to plant your own cedar tree in the grove and surrounding wilderness area. Complimentary lunch will be offered by Bushmans Kloof and Die Nuwe Graskoue Trappers will provide the entertainment, ending the programme at 15:00. The event is open to the public and entrance is free.

Your hosts for the day are Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat and CapeNature, with members of local environmental groups, the Botanical Society, the Wildflower Society and the Cederberg Conservancy also participating.

Should you wish to attend the event, kindly contact Jill Wagner

Tel: 021 481 1863
Email: jill@rchmail.co.za

Programme of Events - Saturday, 21 May

09h30 - 10h00
Refreshments on arrival
The gate at the top of the Pakhuis Pass will open in the morning at 08:30.
Please note that only 4 X 4 vehicles will manage this road as it is
not in a good driving state at the moment.
All non 4 x 4 vehicles need to access Heuningvlei from the Wupperthal Road.

10h00 - 10h30
Welcome by Rika du Plessis, CapeNature planting of the seeds by the local school children
and ceremonial planting of trees in the grove.

10h30 - 13h00
Planting of the trees in the Wilderness Area

13h30 - 15h00
Lunch will be provided by Bushmans Kloof,
entertainment courtesy of Riel Dance Champions Die Nuwe Graskoue Trappers!

Please remember to bring well marked hand spades for the planting of the small trees.
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Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:55 pm

Thanx Andy, Me going.
Will be camping at Oude Muur just around the corner from there.
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Sun May 22, 2016 8:35 pm

This was a very nice and very well organized event.
They opened the road which runs from the top of Pakhuis pas to Heuningvlei for everybody who participated.
That is a beautiful 4x4 route. It use to be the donkey cart route for which the Henuninvleiers use to go to town.

At the Heuningvlei hall they had some refreshments. They presented some speeches. Then they asked all the children to help them plant some seeds in seed trays.

We then went out to an area where there were a Ceder plantation many years ago. They had 128 trees to be planted. Explained to us how to plant the trees. You received a tree, 1 liter of water and instructions as to where to plant (and where not to plant) the trees. Each tree was also accompanied by a tag.

After the tree planting we headed back to Heuningvlei for lunch. A local band provided some music and then a dance group from Wupperthal presented Reil dances with which they won some golden awards at an international dance festival in Los Angeles.

Will definitely be there again next year.
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Mon May 23, 2016 7:06 am

Thanks Piet for a great weekend :thumbup:
It was really special to be there and plant the trees.
Next year we will be there again
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Mon May 23, 2016 5:47 pm

Looks like a beautiful area and glad you guys enjoyed it!! :thumbup:
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