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Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve<p>Cape Town is unique due to its high concentration of local flora and fauna species. Our nature reserves protect and conserve our city’s natural resources and biodiversity heritage.</p><p>The Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve is famous for the Atlantis Dunes, which cover 500 hectares of the reserve. It is a flora and fauna-rich landscape that is home to endangered Cape Flats Dune Strandveld and the endangered Atlantis Sand Fynbos, as well as an abundance of wild life, including: steenbok, Cape grysbok, small grey mongoose, Cape dune mole rat and caracal. </p><p>Below the surface, a large underground natural aquifer supplies the surrounding communities of Atlantis, Mamre and Pella with potable (drinking) water.</p><p>The reserve also offers 4x4 fun, quad biking/off-road motorcycles and sand boarding.</p><h4>Download the information pamphlet and posters for more information:</h4><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Flyer%20-%20Witzands%20Aquifer%20Nature%20Reserve.pdf" target="_blank">Witzands Aquifer Information Pamphlet</a></p><h4>Posters</h4><p>1 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_01_Landscape.pdf" target="_blank">Landscape</a><br>2 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_02_Climate.pdf" target="_blank">Climate</a><br>3 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_03_Geologyandsoils.pdf" target="_blank">Geology and soils</a><br>4 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_04_Culturalandnaturalheritage.pdf" target="_blank">Cultural and Natural Heritage</a><br>5 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_05_Off-roadandtheEnvironment.pdf" target="_blank">Off-road and Environment</a><br>6 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_06_Vegetation.pdf" target="_blank">Vegetation</a><br>7 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_07_Mammals.pdf" target="_blank">Mammals</a><br>8 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_08_Amphibiansandreptiles.pdf" target="_blank">Amphibians and Reptiles</a><br>9 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Witzands_Aquifer_NR_A1_Poster_09_Birds.pdf" target="_blank">Birds</a></p>GP0|#c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09;L0|#0c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09|Hiking and walking;GTSet|#153637b8-411d-4bf7-8214-7237f5d775f0;GP0|#c95ed18f-b451-4cc4-b3e2-0798dd6d47a1;L0|#0c95ed18f-b451-4cc4-b3e2-0798dd6d47a1|Environmental education activities;GP0|#88b84f9f-bd0b-4cb0-a1b4-9cb5a915a145;L0|#088b84f9f-bd0b-4cb0-a1b4-9cb5a915a145|Private events and functions;GP0|#2392bffa-ec48-4d14-a19a-8a266247fac3;L0|#02392bffa-ec48-4d14-a19a-8a266247fac3|Cycling and biking;GP0|#3a46a0ae-1c92-4817-b76d-2e5207bd3787;L0|#03a46a0ae-1c92-4817-b76d-2e5207bd3787|Extreme sports<p>​​For a detailed list of costs for various nature reserves and environmental education centres, please consult the tariffs in the document downloads section below.</p><h4>​General enquiries</h4><p> <em>Telephone: </em> <br> <em><a>021 400 6000</a><br></em><br><em>Email: </em> <br> <a href="mailto:witzandsnature.reserve@capetown.gov.za"> <em>witzandsnature.reserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p><p>​Approximately 3000 hectares</p>GP0|#fa67d115-15f7-412f-8ebc-2ac414e6bff4;L0|#0fa67d115-15f7-412f-8ebc-2ac414e6bff4|Path and walkways;GTSet|#4be4596d-cdfe-41f7-a569-9d9c4e16c716;GP0|#f391a7bb-2965-43fc-94b8-af621b79c037;L0|#0f391a7bb-2965-43fc-94b8-af621b79c037|Conference room;GP0|#49112a38-8f92-41a0-8c29-48b3379e207a;L0|#049112a38-8f92-41a0-8c29-48b3379e207a|HallAtlantis Dunes, Dassenberg Drive (R307), Atlantis<span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table><thead><tr><th>Activity</th><th>Age</th><th>Price</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>Sandboarding</td><td>Adult<br>Child/Pensioner/Student</td><td>R75<br>R46<br></td></tr><tr><td>4x4 / Off-road</td><td>Per vehicle (4 adults)<br> Extra adult<br> Extra child </td><td>R250<br>R55<br>R35<br></td></tr><tr><td>Quadbike/motorcycle</td><td>Per vehicle</td><td>R200<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​Walk-in</td><td rowspan="1">​Adult/Child/Pensioner</td><td rowspan="1">​Free</td></tr></tbody></table></div></span><br><span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table><thead><tr><th>Day</th><th>Time</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th rowspan="1">​Permit Office</th><th rowspan="1">​<br></th></tr><tr><td>Monday – Saturday</td><td>08:00 – 15:30</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday and Public Holidays<br></td><td>08:00 – 15:30</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​25 December<br></td><td rowspan="1">Closed​</td></tr><tr><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Nature Reserve</th><th rowspan="1"></th></tr><tr><td>September – February </td><td>07:00 – 19:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">March – August</td><td>08:00 – 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​25 December<br></td><td rowspan="1">​Closed<br></td></tr></tbody></table></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
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Information Pamphlet690368GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2019-07-03T22:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Map1063290GP0|#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
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 01 Landscape3792323GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 02 Climate6700578GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 04 Cultural and Natural Heritage6555065GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-13T22:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 05 Off-road and the Environment4608455GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 06 Vegetation5856263GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 07 Mammals7849449GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 08 Amphibians and Reptiles8248044GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: 09 Birds5245208GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve Poster: Geology and Soils4922894GP0|#591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6;L0|#0591e1d8b-7507-4dd3-8a9a-59b5cdd318c6|Poster;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-14T10:00:00Z
Witzands Nature Reserve Integrated Reserve Management Plan5495435GP0|#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

 

 

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