Voordeel Conservancy

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 380 ha

BirdLife South Africa

Site description
This conservancy comprises a single farm, Voordeel 681, situated on the Free State/KwaZulu-Natal border c.30 km south-east of Memel. The area consists of undulating, natural sourveld grassland on a hilly, high-altitude plateau, together with the steeply sloping grassy hillsides and the valley of the main tributary of the Klip river. A proportion of the conservancy is cultivated. The dominant types of natural grassland are moist clay highveld grassland, moist cool highveld grassland and north-eastern mountain grassland.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. This area supports some highly threatened grassland species, including Heteromirafra ruddi, Spizocorys fringillaris, Anthus chloris and Geronticus calvus. Several other grassland species, such as Monticola explorator, Saxicola bifasciata and Eupodotis caerulescens, occur here. The rocky outcrops hold Anthus crenatus and Geocolaptes olivaceus.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Voordeel Conservancy. Downloaded from on 02/10/2022.