Wolfgat Nature Reserve

Area: Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Physical Address: Baden Powell Drive, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 392 5134 / 021 392 5135
Fax: +27 (0)21 392 8878
GPS Co-Ordinates: -34.070828, 18.646569
Web: www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-recreational-facilities/Nature%20reserves/Wolfgat%20Nature%20Reserve

Wolfgat Nature Reserve, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Wolfgat Nature Reserve is the perfect destination for picnicking, fishing and paragliding. For safety reasons, all activities must take place in groups. The views from the Wolfgat Nature Reserve are spectacular from its limestone cliffs.

The reserve is named after the brown hyena or strandwolf (Hyaenabrunnea), which occurred in Cape Town around the 1840s. A brown hyena fossil den site dating back to about 45 000 years ago was found in the Wolfgat cliffs in 1962.

An education officer is available to assist schools with field trips for groups of 30-40 learners. Larger groups can take part in special programmes such as coastal hikes and clean-up campaigns. Bookings essential.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 16:00

Entrance fees
Free to enter

Features and facilities
Picnic and braai areas
Path and walkways

Picnics and braaing
Running and jogging
Hiking and walking
Educational programmes

Facility sizes
262 hectares

Document downloads
Wolfgat Environmental Education Centre Map - 30/04/2015, Map - 222.4 KB(PDF)
Wolfgat Nature Reserve Office Map - 30/04/2015, Map - 223.7 KB(PDF)
Wolfgat Nature Reserve Information Pamphlet - 04/01/2016, Pamphlet - 291.3 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)

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