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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Donkey Trail

Where? Calitzdorp
Take part in a great walking tour with donkeys for companions! The trail takes four days and three nights, and you can be guaranteed of a great Karoo experience including ostrich farms, the Groenfontein ...

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. ...

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 ...

Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve

Where? Brenton on Sea
The Brenton blue butterfly, evident in late October until December, lives within one hectare of asteraceous coastal fynbos and its larvae depend entirely on the lower side of the leaves of Indigofera erecta ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Game Drive in the Bontebok Ridge Reserve

Where? Wellington
An approximate 2 hour drive through the reserve on an open Landrover, guided by someone with a good understanding of the area arriving at the lapa. Here you can settle down and enjoy wine or light refreshments ...

The Disa River Waterfall

Where? Bettys Bay
Within the surrounds of the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens is the Disa River trail. This visually appealing trail leads you to the Disa River Waterfall, a magnificent and quite special feature. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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