The Conservancy - established in 2002 - is situated in Gauteng Province.The Conservancy falls in the valley between the top of the Magaliesberg and the top of the Witwatersberg, and borders the core zone of the Cradle of Humankind, and is in the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve, The fertile valley between the two ranges is both productive farm land and conservation areas.Although 96% of South Africans have access to a tap, only about 42% of these taps are in a working condition.Moreover, according to the Blue Drop Report, South Africa’s drinking water quality had declined sharply from 2013, especially in the country’s poorest provinces, and hundreds of millions of rands that had been budgeted for improving water quality had not been spent.Spanning approximately 5 000 hectares, it is zoned primarily for agriculture with the Magaliesberg Mountain enjoying the conservation status of "protected environment" under National legislation.Action taken by the committee is guided by the memberships’ needs and the Conservancy Constitution.Water Issues A weak La Niña is currently bringing South Africa some wet weather.
In the Cape Peninsula, the water situation was a matter of great concern, as on 15 February, there was only sufficient water left 10 days.So, we were in a dorught situation 70% of the time.South Africa currently has 200 dams – but building more dams will not solve our water problems.About 10% of the water used to water gardens also flows back to the water table. Depending on the quality, this will decrease water loss with anything from 70% to 95%.(Leanne George, Jan de Lange and Aldi Schoeman, Rapport, 29 January 2017).
Our conservancy as tourist destination The Open House @ B61 Bed & Breakfast facilities and niceties: Property of two of our members, Ferdie and Charmaine Leygonie, situated on a beautiful farm overlooking both the Witwatersberg and the Magaliesberg mountain ranges.