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In celebration of spring and the new blooms it brings, Capetonians and visitors are invited to join the free guided walks and festivities to be held at the City’s various nature reserves during September. Our reserves are home to thousands of plant, animal and bird species. Read more below:

During September, families are invited to join guided nature walks to see the new blooms and participate in the spring festivities that will take place at various City of Cape Town nature reserves right on their doorstep.

Among some of the new blooms to be seen are Gladiolus alatus and Geissorhiza aspera that are in full display at Perdekop Nature Reserve, which is only open on Tuesdays from 09:00 to 12:00.

‘The City of Cape Town manages 16 nature reserves in Cape Town – many of which are in close proximity to urban areas. Families are encouraged to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of our nature reserves and celebrate the rich biodiversity that they boast.‘It is also important for the public to remember that when they visit our nature reserves, they are in fact contributing to the conservation and sustainability of these natural assets.

‘We therefore want to thank the thousands of visitors who visit the City’s nature reserves annually. They are helping us to manage our unique natural areas,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe.

For more information on the City’s nature reserves, residents should please visit www.capetown.gov.za/naturereserves

The list of upcoming events is as follows:

The walks are free, however, visitors will need to pay the entry tariffs to natures reserves. Visitors should always wear sunscreen and bring drinking water along. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes, a sunhat and good hiking shoes or boots when doing the walks.

Event Venue Date Time Queries
Guided spring walk

(prizes to be won)

Uitkamp Wetland Nature Reserve, Sunbird Crescent, D’Urbanvale (meet at Gate 13) 10 September 2016 09:00

 

Durbanville.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za

(no booking required)

 

Guided walk to see spring flowers in bloom, together with Hedi Stummer, member of the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers

(lucky draw prizes to be won)

Durbanville Nature Reserve, Racecourse Road, Durbanville 17 September 2016 Meet at09:00

 

Walk starts at09:30

Durbanville.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za

(no bookings required)

 

Guided walk to see flowers in bloom, including parts of the reserve which are normally inaccessible

(children welcome; no pets allowed)

Table Bay Nature Reserve, Milnerton Racecourse (information

to be confirmed on booking)

12 – 18 September 2016 (daily)

 

10:30 landi.louw@capetown.gov.za

(booking essential as space is limited)

 

Guided walk to see the flowers in bloom and birds False Bay Nature Reserve: Pelican Park Section, Beak Road at Pelican Heights (by the neighbourhood watch container) 17 September 2016

 

08:00 for08:30

 

Tayla.Hadwen@capetown.gov.za

(no booking required)

Spring Festival in collaboration with the Friends of Bracken Nature reserve – a family festival event with music, games, guided walks, parades, food and craft stalls, as well asvolkspeler dance.

Food and beverages will be sold on site (cash only; no ATM or card facilities on site)

(lucky draw prizes to be won)

Bracken Nature Reserve, Reservoir Road, Brackenfell 24 September 2016 09:00 to 14:00

 

Highlight: cannon firing at noon(ripple effect)

 

Tshepo.Mamabolo@capetown.gov.za

 

Alan Wood, chairperson of the Friends of Bracken: Alanwood111@gmail.com

 

Visit the Friends of Bracken Facebook page

(no booking required)

 

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