Tygerberg Nature Reserve


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Site Details

Contact Name
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Kristo Pienaar
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Telephone (landline)
021 444 8971
Entry Fee
From R10 PP
  • Children welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible by public transport


Main gate: Totius Road, Welgemoed

Tygerberg Nature Reserve is situated in the northern suburbs. The reserve covers 388 hectares and supports one of the last remnants of the critically endangered Swartland shale renosterveld. The view from the hilltop is magnificent, providing a 360° vista of the City and the False Bay coastline. This is one of the few viewpoints in the Cape to provide a view of two World Heritage Sites, namely Robben Island and Table Mountain.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 18:00
  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 07:30 - 19:00
  • Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday

Entry Fees (subject to change annually):

  • Adults (18 and over): R20 per person
  • Children (3 to 17): R10 per person
  • Students (proof required):  R10 per person
  • Senior citizens (proof required): R10 per person
  • Children under 3: Free
  • Learner/student groups (pre-booked, discounts may apply): R10 per person
  • 'Friend' of the reserve (membership proof required): Free


Nature appreciation, hiking, trail running, bird watching, picnic sites, panoramic views


The Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre is a popular well-run venue and contains a resource centre with a library and a herbarium. Lessons on a variety of topics are offered, including geography, town planning and ecology.


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