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Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary<p>​The Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary boasts a bird hide that’s a boon for ornithologists and wildlife photographers. The sanctuary was once a wastewater treatment works near the estuary of the Lourens River. Today the 10-hectare (25-acre) site has become a natural wetland that is home to many coastal and wading birds. It enjoys conservation status as part of the Lourens River Protected Natural Environments.</p><p>The sanctuary falls under the management of Helderberg Nature Reserve. Birding enthusiasts belonging to <a href="http://www.somersetwestbirdclub.co.za/" target="_blank">The Somerset West Bird Club<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> maintain the sanctuary with the help of a conservator who also manages the Lourens River and Harmony Flats Reserves for the City of Cape Town. </p><p>Although there is huge potential for further development of this reserve, it is prone to vandalism because it is isolated. For this reason, it is recommended that visitors travel in groups to the spot.</p>GP0|#754dde40-8789-4494-9113-50ac9121fd42;L0|#0754dde40-8789-4494-9113-50ac9121fd42|Nature appreciation;GTSet|#153637b8-411d-4bf7-8214-7237f5d775f0<h4>​General enquiries</h4><p> <em>Telephone: </em> <br> <em><a>021 444 9744</a></em></p><p><em>Fax: <br></em><em><a>021 444 9750</a>​</em></p><p><em>E-mail: <br></em><a href="mailto:helderbergnature.reserve@capetown.gov.za"><em>​helderbergnature.reserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p><p>​10 hectares</p>GP0|#85579bd7-789d-4832-9900-fe1efea137bf;L0|#085579bd7-789d-4832-9900-fe1efea137bf|Bird hide;GTSet|#4be4596d-cdfe-41f7-a569-9d9c4e16c716;GP0|#36fb11f6-3340-4633-8a08-816df4d3bfb3;L0|#036fb11f6-3340-4633-8a08-816df4d3bfb3|Water features<p>​​</p>Broadway Boulevard, Strand<img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Biodiversity-Parks-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

 

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