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Access Racing Kenilworth Racecourse

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area is a Southern Suburbs nature reserve that comprises of the largest stretch of indigenous Cape Flats Sand Fynbos. It’s hugely significant due to its setting being surrounded by an urban environment as well as being the only horse quarantine station in South Africa.

Known as the oldest racecourse in the country, it is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Endemic fynbos abounds while there are various frog species such as the endangered micro frog and platanna. Reptiles like the Cape terrapin and the aurora house snake also hide beneath skies filled with at least 80 species of bird. Rare sightings have been known to happen, with a few claiming to have spotted the peregrine falcon and the southern double-collard sunbird.

There are education programmes for schools and teachers, introducing learners to the ideas of biodiversity, conservation, climate change, wetlands and the importance of maintaining the area’s rich environmental heritage.


  • Home to rare fynbos and wildlife
  • Education programmes for school children and teachers
  • It’s the oldest race course in South Africa, as well as having the only horse quarantine station in the country


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Access Racing Kenilworth Racecourse

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Tags: fynbos, flora, Fauna, racecourse