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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>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> <strong>Booking queries for Kogel Bay Resort</strong></p><p> <strong></strong></p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> Due to severe storm damage to the Kogel Bay Resort in September 2023, the resort and camping sites will not be operational for the 2023/24 festive/summer season. The provincial road R44/Clarence Drive, which provides access to Kogel Bay, has also been closed as a result of excessive road infrastructure damage.<br></p></div></div></span> <p>The <a href="https://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>021 814 1042</a></em></p><h4>​General enquiries</h4><p> <em>Email: </em> <br> <a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=steenbras.naturereserve%40capetown.gov.za" target="_blank"> <em>steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a><br></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 note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>temporary closure<br></h4><p>The Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools hiking trail will remain closed to the public for this hiking season (October 2023 – April 2024), due to severe storm damage to the trails. Regrettably, no bookings will be accepted for the summer season. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Media-and-news/Steenbras%20River%20Gorge%2c%20Crystal%20Pools%20hiking%20trail%2c%20closed%20for%20this%20hiking%20season">Find out more</a>.<br></p></div></div></span>Faure Marine Drive (R44), about 9 km from Gordon's Bay<p>No entrance fee.<br></p><p>For a detailed list of costs please consult the nature conservation tariffs in the document downloads section below.</p><span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> Most hiking trails are closed until further notice due to severe storm damage to the paths. The Danie Miller hiking trail in Gordon’s Bay is still open, however, it should be used with caution due to strong-flowing streams and loose, slippery rocks. Opening hours are from sunrise to sunset.<br></p></div></div></span><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Nature-Reserves-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

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 Hiking and Permit Application Information Pamphlet607550GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2021-12-05T22:00:00Z
Steenbras Nature Reserve Information Pamphlet368665GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2022-06-02T22:00:00Z
Steenbras Nature Reserve Integrated Reserve Management Plan6007376GP0|#2ebe23fa-619b-4f2c-b187-ad205c696ff7;L0|#02ebe23fa-619b-4f2c-b187-ad205c696ff7|Management plan;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#4a698fa1-48a1-4def-afa7-749a0e063169;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2011-05-31T22:00:00Z
Steenbras Nature Reserve Map1722481GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2018-09-03T10:00:00Z

 

 

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