Biodiversity protection and habitat conservation are two of the key purposes of ecological reserves, so certain rules apply within all the reserves in the province.
The public can visit most ecological reserves for educational purposes or low-impact recreational activities, such as hiking or sightseeing. This is true at Burnt Cape, although because of the rare plants' vulnerability, taking a guided tour is strongly recommended.
At the Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve:
The following activities are strictly prohibited in all wilderness and ecological reserves:
Photographers should be particularly careful not to step on one tiny plant when getting the "best shot" of another.
Read the official reserve regulations: