The Bush Buck Trail – Southbroom
Ratepayer David Hallé, a keen and active environmentalist and founder Chairman of Southbroom Conservancy, started hacking out “The Bushbuck Trail” on conservation lots 921 and 690. His dream has become a reality – a delightful meander now exists, from behind the Tennis Club, through dense coastal vegetation.
Ratepayer Ted Rudzinsky has continued the trail, from across Eyles Road, through his property (Erf 720), to Tavistock Road.
Magnificent indigenous flora exists in the area and the abundant bird life is sure to reward those who undertake the walk. The resident crowned eagle and large flock of crowned hornbill are particularly special. As for the fauna: blue duiker is often sighted; a shy family of bushbuck still remain; and grey duiker are being seen more often.
The addition of benches, permanent bridges, and signage have made the trail user friendly. The eradication of alien invader plant species requires ongoing management.
Park at the Tennis Club on Captain Smith’s road, or at Polafris Safari’s in Tavistock Road, and grant yourself at least an hour with nature.