Visit Verlorenvlei

Bird Sanctuaries / Birding / Dams & Vleis / Nature Reserves in or near Elands Bay, Cape West Coast in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in Elands BayVisit Verlorenvlei

Bird Sanctuaries Birding Dams & Vleis Nature Reserves Cape West Coast

Where? Elands Bay, Cape West Coast, South Africa

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Elands Bay, in Western Cape

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Verlorenvlei is a long estuary stretching between the villages of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys, some 25 kilometres south of Lambertís Bay. Verlorenvlei is one of the most important estuarine systems in the Western Cape and one of the largest natural wetlands along the west coast of South Africa. It is also one of the few coastal fresh water lakes in the country. The system comprises a coastal lake and reedswamp connected to the sea by a small estuary.

Situated amid dramatic topography, the lake is approximately 13.5 km long and 1.4 km wide and occurs in the zone of transition between the karroid and fynbos vegetation types. This results in the region displaying a high species diversity typical of an ecotone area.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Elands Bay


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On the wild West Coast, just 200kms north of Cape Town, close to the ocean and the renowned surf spot, Elands Bay, lies ... more

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