Cape Town Nature Reserves

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Wolfgat Nature Reserve

Where? Khayelitsha
Wolfgat Nature Reserve covers 248 hectares and was declared a Reserve in 1986. The site of the reserve which dates back over 40 000 years is rich in fossils and now protects the spectacular coastline and ...

Visit the Helderberg Nature Reserve

Where? Somerset West
Situated on the slopes of the dramatic Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West and with beautiful views over False Bay, the Helderberg Nature Reserve is a perfect place for a weekend visit. The Helderberg ...

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 ...

Game Drive at Bartholomeus Klip

Where? Hermon
Morning game drives are available in the 10 000 acre Bartholomeus Klip Hermon Private Nature Reserve. There are many animals here, easily seen in the low fynbos or on the grassy plains, but the most ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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