Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA)

About Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area

The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area will bring a new nature-based tourism experience to visitors to the Agulhas Plain. Already buffalo tours are available. Here tourists are introduced not only to our disease-free buffalo but also to the Special Management Area. Other responsible tourism activities will include bird hides, hiking trails, game drives. The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area is also about ensuring conservation and agriculture work together sustainably. As such, the Elim wine ward - the newest wine ward in the country - also falls within the Special Management Area. Given the extreme fruity tastes of these wines - thanks to the small berries formed in the Agulhas Plain’s cool winds - this wine ward is attracting considerable interest.