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Durbanville Nature Reserve

Durbanville Nature Reserve

Located in the heart of Durbanville is a little 6 hectare nature reserve with an important role to play. Allthough short hiking trails, bird watching and picnicking are the main attractions of the Durbanville Nature Reserve, its primary role is to protect a rare flower - Aristea lugens - and to conserve a transition zone between the renosterveld and sandveld fynbos. Serruria bronii is another rare and endangered floral species that has been identified in the confines of the reserve.

This reserve with its wide range of indigenous plant species has attracted many birds, and has created a birdwatchers paradise. Walking trails are suited to those who prefer less strenuous activities, but who still want to take in the beautiful and famous flora of the Cape. In October the colourful spring flowers may still be seen and visitors may spot animals such as the endangered Cape rain frog, the small grey mongoose, the angulate tortoise, and various species of birds and butterflies. The reserve also features an indigenous plant nursery including rare species of Swartland shale renosterveld and Cape Flats sand fynbos vegetation types.

During weekdays the nature reserve is open from 07:30 to 16:00, and an environmental education programme is available for schools, presented by Cape for Kids. Interested schools or groups can contact Cape for Kids directly on +27-21-7906067 or ali@capeforkids.com. Durbanville Nature Reserve will be open to visitors on weekends between October and June, from 07:00 to 19:00.

Durbanville Nature Reserve is one of more than 30 nature reserves and natural areas managed by the City of Cape Town. Together with other natural areas in the city, it conserves Cape Town's unique biodiversity and heritage.

For any further information please contact the nature reserve:
Tel: +27-21-9703097
Or email: durbanville.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za

Directions From Cape Town
Take the N1 Highway from Cape Town for approximately 18.5 kilometre. Take exit 23 for Willie Van Schoor Avenue toward R302/Durban Road and turn left onto Willie Van Schoor Avenue. Follow Willie Van Schoor Avenue for approximately 2.0 kilometres and then onto Durbanville Avenue for a further 4.1 kilometres. Turn left onto Church Street / M13 and follow this for 1.0 kilometre Race Course Road will be on your right hand side and the reserve is opposite the race course.

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 2

Winelands Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Durbanville

0.4km East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

The lodge is located in the peaceful suburb of Durbanville and situated only one kilometre from the village centre. Durbanville is within a 30min drive of the airport, V&A Waterfront, Blouberg beach, and even closer to Canal walk and Ratanga junction

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Clouds Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Durbanville

1.9km South East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

Clouds, is a 3 star graded and AA highly recommended guest house with free Wi-Fi, DSTV, secure parking behind an automated gate and a dependable laundry service. Walk to the nearest shop or take a short drive to the many restaurants and the popular..

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15 on Reiger

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bellville

3.3km South East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

15 On Reiger provides self catering accommodation in Stellenberg, Durbanville, Cape Town. In the sought after area of Durbanville, one of Cape Town's northern suburbs, you will find a lovely self catering apartment that suits all your needs. REIGER 15 is

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Mountain View Number 24

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bellville

3.5km South East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

Mountain View 24 provides secure self catering accommodation in Ridgeworth, Bellville, Cape Town. Conveniently located, our self-catering apartment is within a security complex for complete peace of mind. This self catering apartment has 2 bedrooms (1 dou

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Sleeps: 16 in 4 units/rooms
From R 230,00
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The Lapa Log Cabins

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Durbanville

3.6km North of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

Situated on the outskirts of Durbanville, to the Northeast of Cape Town, The LAPA Log Cabins offers safe, fully enclosed, spacious landscaped grounds of approximately one hectare, entered only via an electric operated vehicle gate.

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Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms
From R 900,00
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Vredekloof Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Brackenfell

4.2km East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

Vredekloof accommodation offers self catering accommodation in Vredekloof near Brackenfell, Cape Town. Jaco and Natasja Rabe welcome you at Vredekloof Accommodation, the most secured Accommodation in Brackenfell, with plenty of secured parking for cars, b

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Cat's Eye Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Brackenfell

4.2km East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

Cat's Eye Cottages provides tranquil self catering accommodation in the quiet suburb of Vredekloof near Brackenfell, Cape Town. Cat's Eye Cottages, comprises two luxurious air-conditioned self catering suites, Cat’s Eye Jewel and Cat’s Eye Gem. Located in

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B's Place

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bellville

4.7km South of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

B's Place provides self catering apartment accommodation in Welgemoed near Bellville, Cape Town. Welgemoed is a quiet and tranquil area in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Accommodation comprises of a self catering apartment - Caters for 2 adults sharin

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Blackwood Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bellville

4.8km South East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

Blackwood Cottage self-catering apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a lounge with a double bed sleeper couch. This pet friendly unit has a lovely garden where one can relax around the campfire.

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La Cotte Inn

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bellville

4.8km South East of center of Durbanville Nature Reserve

La Cotte Inn provides comfortable and good value self catering accommodation in Oak Glen, Bellville, Cape Town. Oak Glen is a centrally situated suburb close to main routes to Cape Town, Paarl, Stellenbosch etc. La Cotte Inn provides peaceful, convenient

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