The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve lies in the Western Cape Province, approximately 60km south east of Cape Town.
It encompasses the entire coastal area from Gordon's Bay to the Bot River vlei and inland to Grabouw and the Groenland Mountain.
The Kogelberg Nature Reserve forms the largest part of the core area of the biosphere reserve. This reserve, known as the "heart of the fynbos", is home to an incredible 1 600 different plant species, making it one of the world's richest sites of plant diversity!
Plantations, farms, local towns and industrial developments make up the transition zone.
In addition numerous animals including leopard, antelope, many birds, freshwater fish and smaller creatures occur in this region of natural splendour.
Private and municipal nature reserves, the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, the Palmiet River estuary, sections of the coast and the marine area comprise the buffer zone. Plantations, farms, local towns and industrial developments make up the transition zone.
The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve was registered under UNESCO'S Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) in December 1998.