This year Nature’s Valley has been experiencing serious and escalating problems with baboons that enter homes in search of food, causing chaos and damage. Visitors who spend a few days or at most a few weeks on holiday in the Valley are unaware of this situation, and their unwitting actions can compound problems. So please:
· Keep doors and windows closed. Baboons will enter a house in search of food and trash it.
· Do not leave any form of food outside and keep food out of sight of windows. Feeding or putting out food for baboons is prohibited and a maximum fine of R3000 can be levied.
· Store garbage in a baboon proof bin or where baboons cannot access it. Deposit black bags inside the waste transfer station structure when departing.
· Do not confront baboons or come between them and food. Do not try to take back something they have grabbed. They can become very aggressive.