False Bay Nature Reserve : Rondevlei

Rondevlei-Nature-Reserve | ©Arne Purves

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Telephone (landline)
+27 (0)21 400 9593
Entry Fee
  • Children welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Corner of Perth Road and Fisherman’s Walk, Grassy Park / Zeekoevlei

The False Bay Nature Reserve consists of six parts: Rondevlei Section, Zeekoevlei Section, Strandfontein Birding Section, Pelican Park Section, Slangetjiebos Section, and Zandwolf Coastal Section. The reserve is also part of the greater False Bay Ecology Park.

Concerned bird lovers established Rondevlei as a bird sanctuary in 1952. Today, it is a well-run nature reserve of 290 hectares in extent with a museum, an auditorium, a network of footpaths, viewing towers, and several bird 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.

Opening hours

Rondevlei Section
07:30 – 17:00 

Weekends (December to February only)
07:30 – 19:00 

Closed on Christmas Day

Features and facilities

  • Museum
  • Information centre
  • Events facilities
  • Self-catering accommodation
  • Camp site(s)
  • Path and walkways
  • Facility hire
  • Picnic areas


  • Water sports
  • Educational programmes
  • Running and jogging
  • Hiking and walking
  • Private events and functions
  • Picnics
  • Camping


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