Kenilworth Racecourse

"The Most Valuable Piece of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos Remaining!"
  • A seasonal wetland with great views of Table Mountain
  • Hosts 310 plant species of which 34 are threatened & one is endemic
  • Home to 11 amphibians including the critically endangered Micro Frog and Cape Platanna
  • Supports a healthy reptile, bird and small mammal community
  • Safe for kids, schools and families to enjoy through environmental education programmes
  • An opportunity to get involved and make a difference with the Friends of Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area
Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area (KRCA) is an area of 52 ha situated in the centre of Kenilworth Racecourse. KRCA is regarded as the best example of Sand Fynbos remaining in the Cape Peninsula. Being one of the largest stretches of natural vegetation remaining in Cape Town's Southern suburbs KRCA's fynbos is of great historic and cultural significance. Its educational potential is of great value, being such natural habitat situated in an urban environment.
"No other single urban, natural vegetation remnant on our planet comes close in terms of sheer plant species numbers, relative to physical area".
Western Province Racing Club owns the racecourse and the natural area in the centre. A management agreement was established in 2006 between Gold Circle (now Western Province Racing Club), City of Cape Town Nature Conservation and CapeNature Conservation, where the parties concerned agreed to collaborate in preserving this natural "gold mine".

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