Welcome to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) website. The BHRC encloses the Bottelary Hills situated on the northern fringe of Stellenbosch, approximately 40km East of Cape Town, South Africa. These hills are home to fauna and flora species which are now endangered. Concerned  landowners, together with Cape Nature Conservation initiated a conservation program to protect the remaining vegetation, rehabilitate sensitive areas and reintroduce species lost to the area. This lead to the eventual formation of the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy to protect the area.
Click here to view photos taken of the Botttelary Renosterveld. Oom Stewie Smit was the heart and soul of the Bottelary Hills. Click here to read more about him.

View a list of birds spotted in the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. Click here.

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