False Bay Nature Reserve

Area: Grassy Park / Zeekoevlei, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Physical Address: Grassy Park / Zeekoevlei, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 706 2404
Fax: +27 (0)21 06 2405
GPS Co-Ordinates: -34.060944, 18.496052
Web: www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-recreational-facilities/Nature%20reserves/False%20Bay%20Nature%20Reserve

False Bay Nature Reserve, Grassy Park / Zeekoevlei, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


The False Bay Nature Reserve consists of six parts: Rondevlei Section, Zeekoevlei Section, Strandfontein Birding Section, Pelican Park Section, Slangetjiebos Section, and Zandwolf Coastal Section. The reserve is also part of the greater False Bay Ecology Park.
Concerned bird lovers established Rondevlei as a bird sanctuary in 1952. Today, it is a well-run nature reserve of 290 hectares in extent with a museum, an auditorium, a network of footpaths, viewing towers, and several bird hides named after well-known birders. There is a permanent wetland with Cape Flats sand fynbos to the north, and seasonal wetlands and Cape Flats dune strandveld in the south.

Opening hours
Rondevlei Section
Daily: 07:30 – 17:00
Weekends from December to February only: 07:30-19:00
Closed on Christmas Day

Zeekoevlei Section
Summer: 07:30 – 19:30 
Winter: 07:30 – 18:00

Entry fees
For entry fee information, please visit the website at the above address.

Features and facilities
Picnic and braai areas
Information centre
Events facilities
Self-catering accommodation
Camp site(s)
Path and walkways
Facility hire

Nature watching
Picnics and braaing
Water sports
Educational programmes
Running and jogging
Hiking and walking
Private events and functions

Facility sizes
Rondevlei: 290 hectares
Zeekovlei: 344 hectares

Power boat hire for Zeekoevlei
Cape Peninsula Aquatic Club 
Telephone: 021 705 3373

Accommodation queries
Imvubu Nature Tours
Telephone: 021 706 0842
Website: http://www.imvubu.co.za/

Environmental education and school camps
Cape Town Environmental Education Trust
Telephone: +27 (0)21 706 8523
Website: http://www.cteet.co.za/

For more information about boat and equipment hire, as well as water sport permits, please consult the website at www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-recreational-facilities/Nature%20reserves/False%20Bay%20Nature%20Reserve

Document downloads
CCT Nature Reserves: A Network of Amazing Biodiversity Booklet - 31/01/2010, Booklet - 3.9 MB (PDF)
False Bay Nature Reserve Map - 31/12/2016, Map - 273.2 KB (PDF)
Nature Reserves and other protected areas Map - 30/06/2014, Map - 569.2 KB (PDF)

If there are any errors in the above information, please notify us via an email to info@westerncapecommunity.co.za

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