Nature

Our Nature Reserve is our most treasured possession.  Of the 137 Ha’s that make up Westford Bridge 110 Ha’s comprise mostly rare dune-fynbos and indigenous forest, criss-crossed by 7 Km’s of beautiful walking trails to suit everyone, from a light stroll to a challenging hike, depending on your level of fitness or mood.  Walks are clearly marked with discreet signs.  There is also a handy TRAILS MAP for you to download, which describes each of the walks and includes an indication of distance and time.

FLORA – The abundance and diversity of plant-life on our reserve is quite remarkable and to assist in identifying the more prominent species we are privileged to have a link to a website that has been developed by Esther and Phil Townsend who have spent many years studying the flora of the region. A detailed  PLANT LIST  is also available, listing all species of plants that have been identified in the area.

FAUNA – As we live on a nature reserve it is not unusual to be visited by a variety of game, bush-buck in particular, as well as Blue Duiker, Porcupine, Mongoose, Monkey, Baboon, Bush pig, Genet and the elusive Caracal.

BIRDLIFE – The birdlife in our area is quite remarkable with no less than 160 species identified on the estate, which are detailed in the official BIRD LIST.

WETLANDS make up a fair part of our nature reserve as our eastern boundary extends into the Knysna River, adding to the diversity of the region.  For the boating enthusiasts there is a MAP OF THE LAGOON

JETTY – Undoubtedly the favourite among the younger generation.  There is a slipway for launching small craft such as canoes or small dinghies.  Fishing for grunter and leervis can also be rewarding.