Cape Town Nature Reserves

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Where? Cape Town Central
A visit to Cape Town would be incomplete without a trip up the famous Table Mountain which reaches a height of 1085m at its highest point and had a broad flat surface allowing it to appear as a 'table' from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cape Canopy Tour

Where? Elgin
The beauty of the Cape Overberg is rivalled only by the many adventures and extreme sports on offer in this quiet, unspoilt part of the world. The Cape Canopy Tour is conducted in the Hottentots Holland Nature ...

Koeberg Nature Reserve

Where? Melkbosstrand
Located just off the R27, the Koeberg Nature Reserve in Melkbosstrand provides information on the Koeberg Power Station as well as guides for two walking trails in the reserve. Visitors are treated to a range ...

Horseback Safari at Aquila

Where? Touws River
Game viewing on horseback is an unforgettable experience as one can get so much closer to the wildlife. It has been described as an epic experience and adventure. Horse trails are available for evening and ...

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. ...

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