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Durbanville Nature Reserve now open on weekends<span><p>Entrance to the reserve is free and the new opening times are as follows:</p><ul><li>Weekdays 07:30 – 16:00</li><li>Saturday 08:00 – 13:00</li><li>Sunday 12:00 – 17:00<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​The reserve, located along Racecourse Road in Durbanville, offers a range of activities and facilities. There are walking trails and wheelchair-friendly pathways, and picnic sites located at the main entrance and the southern section of the reserve.</span><div><span><div class="image-gallery-slider img-gal-1" id="img-gal-1" data-slide="1" data-slides="3" style="height:493.5px;"><div class="image-gallery-content" style="height:414px;">​​​​ <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-1"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <a href="#" title="title"> <b></b></a>Ferraria crispa</p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">Chasmanthe aethiopica (Klein Piempiempie)</span></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">Cape Daisy</span></p> </figcaption> </figure> </div><div class="image-gallery-control"><div class="image-gallery-caption"><p> <a href="#" title="title"> <b>Aerial view of Cape Town</b></a> - Loren ipsum dolor sit amet loren ipsum dolor sit amet Loren ipsum dolor sit amet.</p></div><div class="image-gallery-nav"><div class="nav-info">1 of 3<br></div><div class="slide-next"> <i class="icon arrow-white-next"></i> </div><div class="slide-prev"> <i class="icon arrow-white-prev"></i>​</div></div></div></div>​​</span><p>Background information:</p><p>The City's<strong> </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Durbanville Nature Reserve</strong></a> consists of six hectares and it is here, in the heart of our city, where critically endangered Swartland shale renosterveld and Cape Flats sand fynbos meet. There are about 241 plant species, three endemic to Cape Town and six threatened with extinction. The site is home to several animal species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Birds such as the Cape Sugarbird, Double-Collared Sunbird and Cape Spurfowl can be seen in the reserve. The small Grey Mongoose and Angulate Tortoise also occur here, as well as the endemic and vulnerable Cape Rain Frog which can be heard when it rains.</p><p>Environmental education activities are also available for schools; however, booking with reserve management is essential. </p><p>For further information, residents can contact the reserve on 021 979 0060 and <a href=""></a>.</p><p>For information on the various City of Cape Town Nature Reserves and conservation areas please visit:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank"></a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br> <br><br> <br><strong>End</strong><br><br> <br></li></ul><br><span></span><p><br></p></div>2022-09-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#6ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87;L0|#06ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87|nature reserve;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#751ecd0f-0d86-4bec-8c4c-431ddf3de056;L0|#0751ecd0f-0d86-4bec-8c4c-431ddf3de056|durbanville10

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