PLAYING YOUR PART
A mere two hours from Cape Town, Coot Club offers not just easy access to the most magnificent natural setting, but is at its heart a conservation initiative, with every guest directly contributing to the protection of this fragile wonderland.
Estuaries are one of nature’s most productive ecosystems, but the Klein River estuary is particularly important, with lime-rich soils producing a unique plant diversity, much of it critically endangered, and flowing out into Walker Bay – one of the world’s most important whale nurseries.
The variety of birdlife found here is also a rare phenomenon. The Cape Whale Coast Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA), encompassing the estuary, supports more than 230 bird species. Birdlife SA – who completed the ornithological and botanical biodiversity assessment here in 2021 – has recommended that the peninsula, comprising 464-ha, enjoys the highest protection status.