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Steenbras Nature Reserve<p>Steenbras Nature Reserve includes the well known Steenbras River Gorge​ and Crystal Pools hiking trail which is a popular destination for abseiling, kloof jumping and swimming in the rock pools, as well as two more hiking trails known as the Danie Miller hiking trail and the Klipspringer hiking trail. Other activities enjoyed along the beautiful coastline include: whale watching, scenic drives and coastal fishing.</p><p></p><p>The Steenbras Nature Reserve forms part of the greater Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The area is often referred to as ‘the heart of the fynbos.’ With more than 1 600 plant species, it boasts the greatest floral diversity per unit area than anywhere else in the world. The area supports five different vegetation types and is regarded as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.</p><p>The area was originally proclaimed as a protected area in 1979 and was registered with UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1998 and declared an area of international importance. The area was declared as Steenbras Nature Reserve according to the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 on 15 September 2017. The City of Cape Town’s portion of the protected environment is more than 8 500 hectares in extent.</p>GP0|#50d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0;L0|#050d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0|Running and jogging;GTSet|#153637b8-411d-4bf7-8214-7237f5d775f0;GP0|#c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09;L0|#0c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09|Hiking and walking;GP0|#9c9d1b78-0e71-4321-8e7b-efb77f980652;L0|#09c9d1b78-0e71-4321-8e7b-efb77f980652|Fishing<p>The <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-city-facilities/Our-recreational-facilities/Resorts/Kogel%20Bay%20Resort">Kogel Bay Resort​</a> offers camping and caravanning facilities on the beachfront. </p><h4>Booking queries</h4><p> <em>Telephone:</em><br><em><a>021 856 9622</a> / <a>021 856 9623</a> / <a>021 856 9620</a></em></p><p>​For a detailed list of costs please consult the 2017/18 Environmental and Heritage Tariffs in the document downloads section below.</p><h4>​General enquiries</h4><p><em>Email: </em><br><a href="mailto:steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za"><em>steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p><p>​Approximately 8 400 hectares</p>GP0|#4268cf5c-6ff3-4342-b0e0-dbd382ff9091;L0|#04268cf5c-6ff3-4342-b0e0-dbd382ff9091|Walking and hiking trails;GTSet|#4be4596d-cdfe-41f7-a569-9d9c4e16c716<span><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> <b></b>You must pre-book your hiking permit at least two working days before your visit. To pre-book, send an email to <a href="mailto:steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za?subject=Pre-booking%20for%20hiking%20permit"><em>steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a>.</p></div></div></span>Faure Marine Drive (R44), about 9 km from Gordon's Bay<p>​The entry fee for the Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools hiking trail is R65 per person. ​For a detailed list of costs please consult the 2017/18 Environmental and Heritage Tariffs in the document downloads section below.</p><p>​Office h​ours <br>07:30 – 16:00<br><br>Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools hiking trail bookings:<br>Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) <br>8:30 – 14:30<br><br>Hiking trails  <br>Sunrise to sunset<br><br>Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools hiking trail <br>1 November to 30 April</p><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Nature-Reserves-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

CCT Nature Reserves: A Network of Amazing Biodiversity Booklet3895786GP0|#5702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a;L0|#05702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a|Booklet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2010-01-31T22:00:00Z
CCT Nature Reserves: Discover the City's Nature Reserves Information Pamphlet638538GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2015-05-31T22:00:00Z
Steenbras Nature Reserve Map232925GP0|#816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1;L0|#0816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1|Map;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2ee73080-1b32-4320-889d-034e60d31b3a;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2015-05-17T22:00:00Z
Budget 2017/18 Annexure 6: Environmental Management - Environmental and Heritage Management Tariff176934GP0|#5455481f-f937-4c21-8840-414324b0e0cc;L0|#05455481f-f937-4c21-8840-414324b0e0cc|Budget;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#6f477a30-54ff-4877-a387-889f32ddb0f9;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e;GP0|#cd8d1412-d058-4a6b-aecb-9c6bd8dbc168;L0|#0cd8d1412-d058-4a6b-aecb-9c6bd8dbc168|Tariff;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f822017-05-30T22:00:00Z
Nature Reserves and other protected areas Map569214GP0|#816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1;L0|#0816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1|Map;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2ee73080-1b32-4320-889d-034e60d31b3a;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2014-06-30T22:00:00Z
Steenbras Nature Reserve Information Pamphlet481667GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2016-01-04T22:00:00Z

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