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Wildcliff Nature Reserve

Dedicated to plant and wildlife conservation in South Africa's Cape Floral Kingdom


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South Africa Political Boundaries

South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa with a coastline stretching 2,500km from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic, southwards around the tip of Africa and then north to subtropical Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. The narrow, low-lying coastal zone is separated from a high inland plateau by a mountainous escarpment. Wildcliff is in the Langeberg mountain range, near Heidelberg in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

South Africa political map


Where not otherwise specified, the data used in the maps came from three major sources:

  • Digital Chart of the World (DCW). This dataset consists of general background layers (roads, towns, streams) that represent feature locations accurate to a approximately 2 kilometers. The DCW was developed by ESRI for the US government in 1992.
  • South African Agriculture GIS (AGIS). The South Africa National Department of Agriculture provides a number of valuable spatial datasets through this distribution network. At a scale of 1:500,000, this is the best resolution spatial data that is readily available about the environment.
  • Chief Directorate: Surveys and Mapping. This agency is part of the South Africa Department of Land Affairs the highest resolution data that is available at the national level. The 1:50,000 scale layers represent the location of natural and man-made features, including 20 meter contours.

Detailed Maps and the Dynamic Map Gallery were produced by Horizon Mapping.



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Wildcliff is a registered

Cape Nature Conservation

Conservation Area


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