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.
- 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.