Matatiele Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 4,580 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 near favourable high medium
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Site summary
Matatiele town is situated in the most westerly part of southern KwaZulu-Natal. A notable feature of the landscape is the wide valley, the Cedarville Flats. Matatiele Commonage lies due south of Matatiele town, and abuts directly onto it. Most of the site is pure grassland. Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi occurs at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Matatiele Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.