Durbanville Nature Reserve


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Telephone (landline)
021 979 0060
Entry Fee
  • Children welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible by public transport


Racecourse Road, Durbanville

Durbanville Nature Reserve is a precious six-hectare site that conserves two critically endangered veld types - Swartland shale renosterveld and Cape Flats sand fynbos - along with many threatened plants and animals. The nature reserve offers walking trails, picnicking, bird watching, educational activities and a venue to hire.

Durbanville Nature Reserve conserves about 220 different plant species, including gladioli, moreas, watsonias and proteas. The site is home to several animal species, including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Any guided walks, educational activities and venue hire must please be booked in advance.

Activities and Facilities:

  • Picnic sites
  • Wheelchair-friendly pathways
  • Bird watching
  • Small EE centre facility available for meetings/functions

Environmental Education:

Educational activities are available for schools (booking with reserve management is essential).

Opening Hours:

  • Summer (September - April):
    • Weekdays: 07:30 to 16:00
    • Weekends 09:00 to 18:00
  • Winter (May - August):
    • Weekdays 07:30 to 16:00
    • Weekends: Closed

Closed on all public holidays.


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