Table Bay Nature Reserve

Area: Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Physical Address: End of Grey Avenue, Table View, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 444 0315
Fax: +27 (0)21 444 7226
GPS Co-Ordinates: -33.835158, 18.493226
Web: www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-recreational-facilities/Nature%20reserves/Table%20Bay%20Nature%20Reserve

Table Bay Nature Reserve, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


The Table Bay Nature Reserve consists of seven parts: Rietvlei Wetlands, Milnerton Lagoon, Milnerton Beach, Milnerton Racecourse, Zoarvlei Wetlands, Diep River and the Parklands Fynbos Corridor.
This 880-hectare reserve comprises a variety of permanent and seasonal wetlands, and is surrounded by Cape Flats dune strandveld and Cape Flats sand fynbos vegetation.
The Rietvlei Wetland is in the floodplain of the Diep River between Milnerton and Table View that drains into Table Bay via the Milnerton Lagoon. The wetland offers a variety of habitats, including a permanent freshwater lake, shallow marshes that flood in winter, reed beds, a river, and an estuarine lagoon with salt marshes that is open to the sea. A strip of coastal dunes separates the reserve from Table Bay.
This reserve has a “no-bin policy” and all visitors must take their rubbish home with them.

Opening hours
Reserve hours
Daily: 07:30 to 17:30

Water sports hours 
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekends: 09:00 to 17:00

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

Features and facilities
Environmental education centre
Picnic and braai areas
Path and walkways

Running and jogging
Hiking and walking
Picnics and braaing
Educational programmes
Nature appreciation

Facility sizes
880 hectares

Booking and tariffs
For more information about water sport and permit charges, please visit the website at the above address.

Document downloads
Table Bay Nature Reserve Rietvlei Section Map - 30/04/2015, Map - 231.1 KB (PDF)
Table Bay Nature Reserve Information Pamphlet - 04/01/2016, Pamphlet - 397.4 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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