The Karkloof Conservation Centre is assisting the Endangered Wildlife Trust in its annual Oribi count. Rockwood Lodges guests can help by letting us know if you see any Oribi until the end of September. How to identify an Oribi: Oribi generally have white crescent shaped bands of fur above the eye. Males only grow slender…

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Orachrysops ariadne, or the Karkloof Blue as it’s more commonly known, is severely threatened and currently on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. With only three known colonies, one of which is in the Karkloof, this interesting butterfly is also the symbol of the Midlands Meander Association. The female butterfly lays her eggs on…

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Frogging in the Karkloof Join the Karkloof Conservation Centre on Friday, 01 February 2013 for an unforgettable walk through the wetlands with Charlene Russel. Gumboots and a torch/headlight are required and children are very welcome! Bring along some braai/picnic goodies for after. Perfect way to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 02 February 2013. If you’re…

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