Visit our Krantzkloof Nature Reserve local information page for information about the reserve. Keep reading to learn about our projects within the reserve.
Kloof Conservancy BioGuide
Kloof Conservancy BioGuide was officially launched on 21 November 2014. It is a QR Code based system for mobile devices.
QR Codes are digital images which are captured by the camera on a digital mobile device and then software on the device accesses a website with information about a feature, mammal, tree, bird etc.
QR Code Labels were introduced in the Durban Botanical Gardens in 2014 as a project to label trees but we understand that this project is a first for an Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife reserve and possibly a first for any nature reserve in South Africa. The project takes the concept developed at the Durban Botanical Gardens to a new level with the following exclusive features:
- Access to our own dedicated Kloof Conservancy BioGuide website – this enables us to use local information thus making the information more relevant and interesting to visitors
- Use of responsive design which automatically adjusts the photographs and text to suit any mobile device – this means that you to not have to adjust your screen text size as the text immediately appears in a highly legible size and font. All you need to do is scroll up and down to read all the information.
- In our endeavours to reach a new audience and broaden the appeal of the reserve, visitors can switch from English to isiZulu at the tap of a finger.
The project was initiated in April 2014 and completed in July 2015. A total of 71 Labels covering 30 different species/features were installed.
Kloof Conservancy has donated over R 500 000 to Krantzkloof Nature Reserve over the past 6 years.
The Conservancy has funded invasive alien eradication programmes and the improvement of facilities such as picnic sites, staff accommodation, and entrances and has also assists with maintaining the network of trails.
Kloof Conservancy works very closely with the Ezemvelo Honorary Officers who are based at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. Most activities and projects relating to the reserve are done in partnership with the Honorary Officers.
In 2012 a new and exciting event, the Kloof Conservancy 3 Falls Trail Run was inaugurated as a major fundraiser for the reserve. Again this is a joint venture with the Honorary Officers. This event is now a popular fixture in the KwaZulu-Natal trail running calendar.