Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area offers guided walks and children’s events as well as various KRCA activities and environmental education programmes. Interactive programmes are available on five different topics at a cost of R10 per person (price subject to change).
This 52-hectare conservation area lies in the centre of the Kenilworth Racecourse and is the largest conservation area surrounded by urbanisation remaining in Cape Town's southern suburbs. It is also the best example of Cape
Flats Sand Fynbos remaining in the Cape Peninsula.
The area was opened as a racecourse in 1882 and, due to the nature of the land use, allowed for the conservation of the area within the track. In recent years the conservation area was identified as “irreplaceable” on the Cape Town Biodiversity Network. In 2006, a management agreement between the City of Cape Town, Gold Circle (now Kenilworth Racing) and CapeNature was established. A permanent conservation management team was put in place and the Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area (KRCA) was formed.
Visits by prior arrangement only.
Office hours: 07:30 – 16:00
Friends of Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area
Features and facilities
Path and walkways
Private events and functions
Running and jogging
Hiking and walking
Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area Map - 31/12/2016, Map - 181.1 KB(PDF)
Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area Information Pamphlet - 04/01/2016, Pamphlet - 303.1 KB(PDF)
CCT Nature Reserves: A Network of Amazing Biodiversity Booklet - 31/01/2010, Booklet - 3.9 MB(PDF)
Nature Reserves and other protected areas Map - 30/06/2014, Map - 569.2 KB (PDF)