Area and Pentads Surveyed


Although the initial plan was to survey only Agulhas National Park and Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area pentads, the decision was made eventually to include the full biome south of the Soetmuis Mountains which drains into the Agulhas Plain. For the purpose of the project this meant 34.30 to 34.50 latitude and 1935 to 2010 longitude. From the spreadsheet below it is clear how and when pentads were added to the project.


PentadDescription20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010Total
3430_1935Kouerivier010010111000005
3430_1940JanSwartskraalrivier011011111000007
3430_1945Pietersieliefontein011011121000008
3430_1950Kosierskraal0111111111200011
3430_1955Grashoek0111111122000011
3430_2000Bredasdorp0111121120000010
3430_2005Nachtwacht011112111000009
3435_1935Nuwedam0100111112110111
3435_1940Viljoenshof0100111111111010
3435_1945Elim0111113112111015
3435_1950BovoŽlvlei0211111111110113
3435_1955Heuningrug0011111111111011
3435_2000Grooteiland0211112111220116
3435_2005Princekraal0312111121210117
3440_1935Waterford0100111111111111
3440_1940Wolvengat0101111111110111
3440_1945Rietfontein0101111122111114
3440_1950VoŽlvlei0111111102111113
3440_1955Soetendalsvlei0311211312113222
3440_2000Klipfontein0101111124111116
3440_2005De Mond0314222412111024
3445_1935Quoin Point010011101111008
3445_1940Die Dam010011100111018
3445_1945Rietfontein se baai010011110111109
3445_1950Brandfontein0011111111120112
3445_1955Suiderstrand0211111212111116
3445_2000Struisbaai0111111312312523
034172229293134293426221519341

The area included in the survey includes specially protected areas such as:
  1. Agulhas National Park
  2. Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area
  3. De Mond Nature Reserve (Cape Nature)
  4. Quoin Point (Cape Nature) and
  5. Various private nature reserves such as De Mond Farms Private Nature reserve
  6. Agulhas Plain-Heuningnes Estuary IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area) - Birdlife South Africa
  7. De Mond (Heuningnes Estuary) RAMSAR site


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