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OUTING – Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area Leader: Dave Whitelaw
13th Nov 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet at 09h00. Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area (KRCA) consists of 52ha in the centre of the racecourse, and is regarded as the best example of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos remaining in the Cape Peninsula. It is one of the largest stretches of natural vegetation remaining in Cape Town’s southern suburbs, and hosts more than 300 indigenous plant species of which 34 are considered to be threatened with extinction. Many of these rare species are endemic to Cape Flats Sand Fynbos.
Besides being botanically important, it also hosts 11 amphibians, including 3 highly endangered endemic frogs, at least 17 reptile species, and 10 mammal species as well as a healthy bird community of at least 80 species. This outing will last 1-2 hours and will be led by one of the KRCA rangers.
Directions: Travel along the M5 and turn off at Exit 15. If coming from the north, turn right into Racecourse Rd, (If coming from the south, turn left into Racecourse Rd.) Continue on Racecourse Rd, (heading towards the mountain) to the traffic lights at the corner of the Kenilworth Centre, where you turn left into Doncaster Rd. Follow Doncaster Rd. to the intersection with Rosmead Ave. where you turn left into Rosmead. Continue to the Pick n Pay office park entrance (on your left) and turn left at the traffic lights. The racecourse entrance is a short distance further on, to the right. Secure parking.