Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Rondevlei Nature Reserve was established as a bird sanctuary in 1952.

Today it is a well-run nature reserve, with a museum, a network of footpaths, viewing towers, and several hides named after well-known birders.

There is a permanent wetland with Cape Flats Sand Fynbos to the north, and seasonal wetlands and Cape Flats Dune Strandveld in the south.

About 278 species of indigenous plants grow here and rare and endangered plants are nurtured. These include the Cape Flats Conebush and the Cape Flats Erica, which became extinct in the wild.

Bird Hide at Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Bird Hide (Photo by DanieVDM)

There are 237 bird species: from Ducks to Herons, Ibises, Pelicans, Weavers and many more.

Mammal species include Cape Grysbok, Porcupine, Cape Dune Mole rat, Cape Clawless Otter and Small Spotted Genet.
Hippos have been reintroduced, but your chances of seeing them are slim.

With so much fauna and flaura to see, grab your binoculars and visit the Rondevlei Nature Reserve!

Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Bird in Flight (Photo by DanieVDM)


Useful Information:


Hours:

07h30–17h00 daily
07h30–19h00 Saturday and Sunday (Only December to February)
Closed Christmas Day

Website:
www.rondevlei.co.za

Telephone:
021 706 2404

Location:
Corner of Perth Road and Fisherman’s Walk, Grassy Park, Cape Town

Hippo Crossing sign at Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Hippo Crossing Sign (Photo by g-hat)

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