Karkloof Crane and Conservation Centre
Home to all three South African crane species, the Karkloof Crane and Conservation Centre aims to develop the eco-tourism potential of the unique biodiversity and scenic beauty of the Karkloof Valley.
The Partnership is working with the Karkloof Conservancy to develop two interpretive Centres, a Crane Centre and Karkloof Valley Conservation Centre, and to support the activities of the Association and Conservancy so that they can effectively manage and grow these two Centres.
The SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership envisages that the project will add eco-tourism appeal to the popular Midlands Meander. The Crane Centre consists of a central interpretive facility, supported by a network of trails leading to two strategically positioned hides. The centre, trails and hides are situated on two private farms owned and operated by leading conservation champions.
The Karkloof Valley Conservation Centre, based in the Karkloof Club, provides eco-tourism and conservation information to visitors to the Valley. This centre is also the base for the Karkloof Conservancy who have a wide range of exciting projects underway.