Cape Town Nature Reserves

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Walk the Palmiet River Trail

Where? Kleinmond
Walk the Palmiet River Trail in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve: The River Trail is on the R44 between Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond, about 100kms from Cape Town. Located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, this ...

Visit Verlorenvlei

Where? Elands Bay
Verlorenvlei is a long estuary stretching between the villages of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys, some 25 kilometres south of Lambert’s Bay. Verlorenvlei is one of the most important estuarine systems in the ...

Die Oog Bird Sanctuary

Where? Bergvliet
Die Oog Bird Sanctuary and Reserve, located in Bergvliet, is a sanctuary for ducks, herons, kingfishers and a major roosting site for cattle egret, sacred ibis, hadeda ibis and the reed cormorant. Die Oog ...

Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

Where? Muizenberg
The Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve is a 2000 hectare wetland, river system and estuary situated on the False Bay coast, close to Marina Da Gama in the suburb of Muizenberg. The last functional ...

Explore the Perdeberg Trail

Where? Grabouw
Visiting the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve used to be tightly restricted due to the magnificent flora that grows in this area, but luckily, due to public demand, the Perdeberg Trail was opened about 25 years ...

Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy

Where? Stellenbosch
Amongst the many wine estates in the region lies the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. Renosterveld is a threatened type of vegetative habitat (like fynbos) that is in very low supply. It is threatened ...

Visit the Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Where? Welgemoed
Tygerberg Nature Reserve is an ideal place for hikers and fauna enthusiasts. Bird watchers will also feel right at home here as there are 130 species of bird to identify. Close on 500 species of flora have ...

Guided Fynbos Walks

Where? Cape Point
Located jut over the road from Cape Point Nature Reserve, the fynbos experience at Good Hope Nursery includes an indigenous retail nursery, an outdoor tea garden, a playground for children and fynbos walks. ...

Hike And Picnic At Bontebok National Park

Where? Swellendam
Just a mere 6 kilometres from Swellendam is the Bontebok National Park. It is the ideal spot for a beautiful day hike and picnic. This area is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and is abundant in exquisite ...

Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary

Where? Somerset West
As home to the greatest diversity of alien bird species in the country, the province of the Western Cape is the ideal spot for the Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is located in Somerset West, just ...

Visit Vrolijkheid

Where? McGregor
Vrojijkheid, just outside McGregor is one of CapeNature’s oldest nature reserves and is a fantastic place to go walking or biking. You will need to pay a small entrance fee and the main gate, after which ...

Edith Stephens Wetland Park

Where? Landsdowne
The Edith Stephens Park is named after botanist Edith Stephens who bought the land in 1955 and entrusted it to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and in 1999 the City of Cape Town added another 35 hectares ...

Game Drive at Plett Game Reserve

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, the Garden Route's largest wildlife reserve, offers exciting game viewing experiences for day visitors. Join experienced and knowledgeable game rangers for a two-hour game ...

Explore the Silvermine Nature Reserve

Where? Silvermine Nature Reserve
The Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is an important conservation area for indigenous fynbos vegetation. Entrance to the Reserve is at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg where ...

Woodcutters Journey

Where? Storms River
A specially designed off road vehicle in camouflaged green with a yellow canopy leads you to the resting spot of historic wagons that once travelled the forest. Guides take you along the elephant trail ...

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