Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve

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Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve

  • Country: 
    South Africa
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    4,754 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    27°35'S 29°35'E
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Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve. 21/01/97; Free State; 4,754 ha; 27°34'S 029°35'E. Nature Reserve. The largest inland wetland in the Highveld. It has high conservation priority, as it provides water to the highly industrialized and densely populated Gauteng Province. It is a world-renowned sanctuary rich in birdlife and supporting several species of rare or endangered birds and mammals. The site consists of seasonal freshwater lakes, riverine floodplain, seasonally flooded grasslands, marshes and pools, and peatlands. Human activities include tourism and livestock grazing. Ramsar site no. 888. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Free State

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
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