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Tygerberg Nature Reserve<p>Tygerberg Nature Reserve lies in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Proclaimed as a Section 23 Nature Reserve under the Protected Areas Act in 2016, this reserve covers an area of 388 hectares and boasts 562 different plant species. Of these, 23 are threatened, 8 are endemic to Cape Town, and 3 are endemic to Tygerberg itself.</p><p>The diversity of species found here is vast, with some 24 different mammal species, 137 bird species, 22 different reptiles, 7 types of frogs, and numerous different butterfly species. The view from the top of the reserve’s hill is magnificent, with a 360 degree view of the City and emphasises just how meagre the patches of natural vegetation are amid the urban sprawl. The eastern slope of the reserve consists of old ploughed fields that are in the process of being restored, while the Western slope is close to pristine Swartland shale renosterveld.</p><p>The Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre is a popular, well-run venue and contains a resource centre with a library and a herbarium. Lessons are taught to school learners, university and college students. A variety of topics are offered, including biodiversity and ecology. The hall is also available for hire for conferences and meetings; however it is not zoned for social functions.</p>GP0|#88b84f9f-bd0b-4cb0-a1b4-9cb5a915a145;L0|#088b84f9f-bd0b-4cb0-a1b4-9cb5a915a145|Private events and functions;GTSet|#153637b8-411d-4bf7-8214-7237f5d775f0;GP0|#25c40646-bfe3-49af-8017-8d279ff33f37;L0|#025c40646-bfe3-49af-8017-8d279ff33f37|Educational programmes;GP0|#50d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0;L0|#050d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0|Running and jogging;GP0|#c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09;L0|#0c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09|Hiking and walking;GP0|#d69df1f2-db66-49b0-a190-4601cae9653c;L0|#0d69df1f2-db66-49b0-a190-4601cae9653c|Picnics<h4>​Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre bookings</h4><p> <em>Telephone:</em><br><em><a>021 444 9263</a></em></p><h4>Monthly enviro-talks and canon firing enquiries</h4><p>Friends of the Tygerberg Hills <br><br><em>Email:</em><br><a href="mailto:danesterhuyse@gmail.com"><em>danesterhuyse@gmail.com</em></a><br><br><em>Website:</em><br><a href="http://www.tygerberghills.co.za/" target="_blank"><em>Friends of the Tygerberg Hills</em><i class="icon link-external"></i></a><em> </em></p><h4>Bird talks and bird ringing enquiries</h4><p>Tygerberg Bird Club<br><br><em>Email:</em><br><a href="mailto:b.dekock@mweb.co.za"><em>b.dekock@mweb.co.za</em></a><br><br><em>Website:</em><br><a href="http://www.tygerberg-bird-club.yolasite.com/" target="_blank"><em>Tygerberg Bird Club</em><span class="icon link-external"></span></a><em> </em></p><h4>Hikes and rare plant survey enquiries</h4><p>Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wild Flowers <br> <br> <em>Email: </em> <br> <em></em><a href="mailto:estummer@mweb.co.za"><em>estummer@mweb.co.za</em></a></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>Telephone: </em> <br> <em><a>021 444 8971</a></em><br><br><em>Fax: </em> <br> <em><a>086 201 2916</a></em><br><br><em>Email: </em> <br> <a href="mailto:tygerberg.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za"> <em>tygerberg.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p><p>​388 hectares</p>GP0|#67a5f29a-39bd-4fac-9188-a4dcbd732689;L0|#067a5f29a-39bd-4fac-9188-a4dcbd732689|Events facilities;GTSet|#4be4596d-cdfe-41f7-a569-9d9c4e16c716;GP0|#d662c5f6-f850-4a9d-8962-74abfbecb182;L0|#0d662c5f6-f850-4a9d-8962-74abfbecb182|Facility hire;GP0|#fa67d115-15f7-412f-8ebc-2ac414e6bff4;L0|#0fa67d115-15f7-412f-8ebc-2ac414e6bff4|Path and walkways;GP0|#605eae2c-2e48-4791-aa2f-b61e8c94e9ab;L0|#0605eae2c-2e48-4791-aa2f-b61e8c94e9ab|Picnic areas;GP0|#1dc2c06a-438d-4dac-a7b7-318b35d79b7c;L0|#01dc2c06a-438d-4dac-a7b7-318b35d79b7c|Environmental education centreTotius Street, Welgemoed <span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table> <caption><strong>Single Entry Fee</strong></caption> <thead><tr><th style="width:300px;"> </th><th style="width:150px;">Per Person</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width:300px;">Adults (18 and over)</td><td style="width:150px;">R15</td></tr><tr><td style="width:300px;">Children (3 to 17), students and senior citizens (proof required)</td><td style="width:150px;">R8</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​Children under 3</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">Free</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​Learner/student groups <br>(pre-booked, discounts may apply)</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">​R7</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​'Friend' of this reserve (membership proof<br>required)</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">Free</td></tr></tbody></table></div> <p>​​</p></span> <p>For more information about seasonal passes please consult the 2017/18 Environmental and Heritage Tariffs in the document downloads section below.</p><p>​Monday to Friday<br>07:30 – 18:00 <br><br>Weekends and public holidays<br>07:30 – 19:00 </p><p>See <a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/Tygerberg-NR-gate-hours-for-Plattekloof-gate.pdf" target="_blank">Plattekloof gate opening hours</a> (satellite entrance) for July to December 2017</p><p>Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday</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
Tygerberg Nature Reserve Hiking Trail Map579301GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2014-12-31T22:00:00Z
Tygerberg Nature Reserve Welgemoed Entrance Map511272GP0|#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
Tygerberg Nature Reserve Plattekloof Entrance Map186252GP0|#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
Tygerberg Nature Reserve Information Pamphlet274337GP0|#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
Tygerberg Nature Reserve: July-December 2017 Plattekloof Gate Operating Hours Notice261493GP0|#c3444de2-1204-414d-a436-593b4be81c13;L0|#0c3444de2-1204-414d-a436-593b4be81c13|Notice;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2017-06-24T22:00:00Z

 

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