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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></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></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:tygerberg.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za"> <em>tygerberg.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p><p>For a detailed list of costs please consult the 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;"> <br> </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;">R20<br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:300px;">Children (3 to 17), students and senior citizens (proof required)</td><td style="width:150px;">R10<br></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;">​R10<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​'Friend' of this reserve (membership proof<br>required)<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">Free<br></td></tr></tbody></table></div> </span><br> <p>For more information about seasonal passes please consult the 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<br><br>​Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday​</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>The Plattekloof gate access will be permanently closed from 1 November 2018.</p></div></div></span><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Nature-Reserves-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

CCT Nature Reserves: A Network of Amazing Biodiversity Booklet4992394GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2020-06-30T22:00:00Z
CCT Nature Reserves: Discover the City's Nature Reserves Information Pamphlet676098GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2018-08-01T10:00:00Z
Environmental and Heritage Management Tariffs261848GP0|#fe9c9791-d3b1-479c-9447-8be3f4d5e139;L0|#0fe9c9791-d3b1-479c-9447-8be3f4d5e139|Budget annexure;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-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f822020-07-01T10:00:00Z
Nature Conservation Tariffs283270GP0|#fe9c9791-d3b1-479c-9447-8be3f4d5e139;L0|#0fe9c9791-d3b1-479c-9447-8be3f4d5e139|Budget annexure;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-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f822020-07-01T10:00:00Z
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 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 Information Pamphlet272265GP0|#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-9601f17b780e2018-08-01T10:00:00Z
Tygerberg Nature Reserve Integrated Reserve Management Plan3969425GP0|#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
Tygerberg Nature Reserve Map1576101GP0|#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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