Anysberg Nature Reserve

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Anysberg Nature Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Oryx gazella PICT1415.JPG
Gemsbok Oryx gazella, Anysberg Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Anysberg Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Anysberg Nature Reserve
Location of the reserve in the Western Cape
Location Western Cape, South Africa
Nearest city Laingsburg
Coordinates 33°31′S 20°37′E / 33.517°S 20.617°E / -33.517; 20.617Coordinates: 33°31′S 20°37′E / 33.517°S 20.617°E / -33.517; 20.617
Area 625 km2 (241 sq mi)
Established 1988
Governing body CapeNature
http://www.capenature.org.za/reserves.htm?reserve=Anysberg+Nature+Reserve

The Anysberg Nature Reserve of 62,500 ha is situated in the western Kleinkaroo region of the Western Cape province, South Africa. The central mountain is named after Anise, Pimpinella anisum, which is found here.[1] The reserve was established in 1988 to conserve Succulent and Fynbos flora in the Cape Fold Belt, and to reintroduce game which formerly occurred here.

The nearest towns are Laingsburg and Ladismith, which are both about 55 km from the main reserve entrance.

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  1. ^ du Plessis, E.J. (1973). Suid-Afrikaanse berg- en riviername. Tafelberg-uitgewers, Cape Town. p. 68. ISBN 0-624-00273-X. 

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